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What would I need for a B16A swap in an 89' civic?

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by hardweapon, Oct 7, 2002.

  1. hardweapon

    hardweapon Member

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    I was wondering, I have a buddy (blackteg) has a B16A from his brothers car in his shop and I was thinking about dropping it into my car. I have a 89' Civic Dx 4-door. I really want a cheap swap and I would rather have a B16 than a ZC. Can any of you tell me what I would need for the swap into my car? Like motor mounts, ECU and stuff like that? And if you could roughly how much cost wise. TANX.
     
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    djextremity Senior Member

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    If you want a cheap swap, don't get the B16. Unless you consider 2000-2500 cheap. Are you doing the work yourself? That plays a big factor in cost. Anyways..
    Engine
    Tranny
    Mounts
    ECU
    Wiring Harness and Conversion Harness
    Custom Axles
    If ya do it yourself, I would guess maybe 1600-1900
    In a shop, closer to 1800-2500
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    well, if you are getting the motor for free-- you still need:
    mounts: $500
    ecu : 100-150 ish
    shift linkage: $200 ish from hasport

    plus misc shit like hoses and belts
     
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    dont forget its a dx... bring on the wiring :)
     
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    didn't even see he was putting an engine he already has in..=X
     
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    So what do you recommend then that's cheap, besides a ZC? An H22 is gonna be worse than the B16 we don't even want to talk about an LS it's gonna be even more so what other options do I have?
     
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    pills_PMD Super Moderator

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    how will an LS be more?
     
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    Well I have to have the proper mounts and shit and well I don't know isn't it? Like how much are we talking here?
     
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    about 1200 or so.....
     
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    djextremity Senior Member

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    If cheap is a major part of the vocabulary, you should reconsider swapping engines. It's not a cheap process - cheap is the kind of thing that gets people hurt or disappointed. Cheap =/= thorough..
    Doing the work yourself:
    ZC: $800 130hp/108lb-ft
    D16:$800 125hp/106lb-ft
    B16:$1600-2000 158/112
    minime:$400 i dunno the specs, somewhere between d16z6 and d15b2 specs, i would imagine something like 120/103
     
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    actually a mini me will yield a higher HP than the Z6 itself because of compression. Its usually around 130HP for a mini me swap!
     
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    I didn't know it raised compression..well that's cool..learn something new every day =]
     
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    Jeef NO MA'AM Moderator VIP

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    Yeah but the z6 is more reliable. The mini-me is prone to overheating if it is not built properly. You can pick up a z6 for about 500 bucks.
     
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