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Which engine should I get

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by jmb1983, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. jmb1983

    jmb1983 New Member

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    I recently bought a 5spd 92 civic ex that is in great shape aside from the d16z6 engine. It seems to have damage from a long running detonation problem. It seems weak and it uses about a quart of oil every 400-500miles. I decided I am going to get a new engine.

    My question is should I stick with the D16Z6 or go with a different engine? Would swaping a 'b' series motor be much more expensive (Do I need tranny and computer too?) Also, is there a specific place I should look when purchasing this engine? Also which do you think I should go with between used, recertified or remanufactured engine?


    Thanks for all your help!
     
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  2. driverunknown

    driverunknown Senior Member

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    It all depends on your budget. you can pick up a used dseries for real cheap, whereas a bseries will cost you because you need to change the transmission, ecu, axles, etc.
     
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    i have a b18c1 with jackson racing super charger for sale i asking $2300
    call me or email me at 630 254 3740 fmorales@jelsert.com
     
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    xRONINSxROGUEx New Member

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    A good used D16 can be had for pretty cheap. I would just replace it with a fresh one. D series motors are cheaper to repair and they are much cheaper to mod too..
     
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    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    Yep it would be cheaper to buy another D, build it for boost, boost it, and have it tuned than it would to swap a B. And a built D-series will smoke a stock B-series all day long.
     
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    ya bro im runnin a boosted z6 and all go around any b series aspirated... things will go alott smoother if u stic to the same motor and u can get good power out of a z6 and i find single cams hve more low end pull naturly anyway. doin a b swap aint hard but jus like buddy said u will need axels ecu and trany thats smooth u could have eng mount problems and u need a wiring harness
     
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    Words of a wise man lol... I think you statement pretty much sums up what i'm in the process of doing to my hatch.
     
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