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Will the V tec work

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by Turmoil010, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. Turmoil010

    Turmoil010 New Member

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    Jul 30, 2007
    I got a 98 civic lx. i pretty much blew the engine. the guy at the shop told me it would b cheaper to buy a new car. so i asked aroound and found a SOHC VTec the same engine as mine but Vtec. So my only question is will it work in my car. do i need to get n e thing to make the vtec work. like will my wiring harness and ecu work with it?
  2. welfare

    welfare Ancient Member

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    Apr 19, 2004
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    your ecu and stock wiring will not work with a vtec engine, you would need to get an ecu that will run vtec, and either modify your wiring by adding wires for vtec, or get wiring from a 96+civic that had/has a vtec engine.
    Your best bet would be to go to a junkyard or scrap yard and get the engine, wiring and computer all from the same car.
    Also if your car is automatic you will need an ecu that runs vtec and automatic, Im not sure what ecu it would be because I am an OBD1 guy.
  3. johnercivic

    johnercivic New Member

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    Apr 14, 2004
    It definitely would be easier to get the harness and computer from a Civic EX (Canadian Si or Acura EL too) from a 96-98 (OBD2a). The ECU you want is a P2P for that setup.
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