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Which engine from JDM

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by Uk Civic, Oct 29, 2003.

  1. Uk Civic

    Uk Civic Junior Member

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    I have a 92 1.5 lsi civic hatch, and have just taken the step of taking out my engine without having another ready! The 1st question i have is which engine to put in? I have decided it will either be the 1.6 or one 1.8 but i am not sure of what version code to go for. The other problem i have is that as i am in the uk it isnt as easy to get hold of all the parts that you would need, which is when i came across the JDM website and the ship worldwide! So my 2nd question is if i ship it from states as i can get everything i need in one go and will be so much less hassle to source everything, will it drop in my uk civic the same as normal? I know i am asking alot but i just cant get the info i need from the uk!
     
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    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    Look in Honda salvage yards in what ever coutry you are in since the whole honda swaps are not really popular, you can get them real cheap. A guy on here from germany got a b16 swap for insanly cheap.
     
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    If it is between the b16, and the b18.... definitely go with a gsr motor b18c1.... more power, and great fi potential as well
     
  4. Cashizslick

    Cashizslick !i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!

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    Deffinately search salvage yards in your area for B16's and B18's - dont worry about trying to buy a motor from an online store cause those motors can be found all over the place (if you dont live here that is).

    BTW - although the B18C puts out slightly more power than the B16A, its really not that different. I have beaten GSR's with I/H/E and they have beaten me - basically, just get whatever you can as long as it is a B16/18 and is in good condition.
     
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    Try going to www.crxchaos.co.uk he's in the UK and he might be able to tell you where to get motors and parts.
     
  6. Uk Civic

    Uk Civic Junior Member

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    Thanks for the advise guys, i know it would be cheaper to get the engine from here in the uk, because i have found a b16a2 engine for about £650, about $1,100, but its just finding eveything else! I dont really know exactly what i will need, and i dont want to get stuck into it and then find i need to source something else! Thats why i looked at the companys in the states, as they can send the engine with everything! If i could get a list of exactly what parts i would need, and get hold of them, then yes it probably would be better getting from the uk!
     
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    even the companys that send it with "everything" people always seem to be missing something but most of the stuff can be grabbed from a salvage or a local dealer so as long as you plan your project on paper as best you can before you should be ok.with any swap in any car expecting a minor hiccup and handling it without too much frustration is the key.good luck.
     
  8. Cashizslick

    Cashizslick !i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!

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    Your tellin me - i had a busted TPS and a crappy igniter that came with my swap - and now im startin to get some 3rd gear syncro probs (partly my fault).
     
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