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Will a d16 head work on a D15 engine?

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by Ichigo1174, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Ichigo1174

    Ichigo1174 Member

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    Okay I drive a 1994 Honda Civic LX, sedan 5spd.
    I was wondering if a D16Z6 or a D16Y8 head work on my engine.
    I know I'll also need a different ECU but i'm not sure which one. I know a whole swap would be better but I'm tired of my B7 and I have limited funds.
    Also if it is compatible, which head gasket do I use?
     
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    hondafreak513 New Member

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    Yes it will work, use the vtec head gasket and you will need to use the vtec timing belt both of them need to be the same genre as the head is... and make sure you remove the oil squirter in the block of the d15 it will be in the center of the block on the back side of it, make sure you do this before you put the head on..
     
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    vtec timing belt and head gasket, gotcha.
    So the squirter inside the d15 is no longer needed? How come?
    Do i need to replace it with something else or is it just fine without it?
    Sorry for all the questions, just trying to learn a few things.
    Thanks for all of your help dude.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    you just remove it... the Z6/Y8 head takes care of it on its own without need for the block squirter

    this setup is known as a "mini-me" if you want to search around a bit for some more info
     
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    Thanks E, I thought I read a little about this before. I didn't realize it was a "mini-me"
     
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    yeah its not needed just like E said. the vtec head needs more oil than a non-vtec head..
     
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