A B16 into a 2002 LX?

importman1983

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Is there a way that i could swap a b16 into a 2002 Honda civic LX. Is there motor mounts for it. I think that swaping a B16 would be less expensive than a K20 but i do not know if a B series is even possible. If anyone knows please reply.

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Aren't they pretty much the same power output?It would cost more but the K20A2 from the rsx would be a lot easier and a actual upgrade.
 

chet

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you have a d17 in your car right now, correct?

now i realize not much information is known about the 7th gen's but i'm nearly positive a b-series motor will bolt in with b-series mounts. its doubtful honda changed the entire front-end geometry of their cars simply because the shell has a new look.

i could be wrong though...i really don't have much experience with 7th gens.

and an rsx motor can work, but its a lot of work, and very expensive and changes the entire geometry of the car, as its mounted backwords compared to conventional b/d series motors.
 

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The B series is easier to drop in than the K... but it probably won't be very kosher, especially since there was no B block made in 2002.

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People have put B16s into 7G non-Si Civics already- it's not nearly as bad as putting a K20 in.
 

preluderjs

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But then there is the whole legality issue of an older engine in a newer car...
depends on what you want to do w/ the car and where you are.
 

guyverias

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same here. i wanna go with the b's. i dont know what my car is called in the us, but it has the ep3 front, but four doors. with a d17a2 engine. i have researched and finally, found this thread where calesta said that "it is easier to drop a b's than k's in 7g civic" that really relieves me coz other forums says im crazy. i live in indonesia, legality is not an issue here. so calesta, do i have to make custom mounting to fit the b in my car?
 

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same here. i wanna go with the b's. i dont know what my car is called in the us, but it has the ep3 front, but four doors. with a d17a2 engine. i have researched and finally, found this thread where calesta said that "it is easier to drop a b's than k's in 7g civic" that really relieves me coz other forums says im crazy. i live in indonesia, legality is not an issue here. so calesta, do i have to make custom mounting to fit the b in my car?

Wow. 3.5 years later.

Yes, you would have to make custom mounts to put a B into a 7G Civic. I also made all those posts over 3 years ago when the 7G Civic was first being swapped. It's much easier to put a K into a Civic now- it's actually one of the most sought after swaps for a Civic these days. Most companies make conversion kits to mount the K. HASport's is excellent, and Innovative also makes a decent kit.

The reason why I said the B would be easier back then is because the B and D spin the same direction, and the engine bay configuration would be relatively the same layout as before. That's not the case anymore. You're probably better off buying a mount kit and putting the K drivetrain into your Civic.
 

guyverias

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hahaha yes...i didnt notice the time it was posted though..sorry.
ok i know hasport does make mounts for the k's but it is too expensive for me. i wanna know, my car (eu3 / 4 door ep) uses a cable tranny. the gear stick position is on the dashboard (not the chassis) can i use any b-series cable tranny?
i have a b16a engine right now, and planning to use the b20 cable tranny. i want to keep the gear stick on the dash. is this possible?
 

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You'd have to find some way to make a custom shift linkage and mount I'm sure- I don't know how the dash is laid out on the dash shifters. The B series cable transmissions refer to how the clutch is activated, not the gears- the linkage is solid.
 

Cad

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hey bud

hey man my name is cad and we have the same car my brother just got me started on tuners and i still know very litlle about it just picking up the basics i think he has a b16 or a b18 in his acura 92' but im not quite sure msg me back and maybe you could teach me some things about tuners
 

ef8

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hahaha yes...i didnt notice the time it was posted though..sorry.
ok i know hasport does make mounts for the k's but it is too expensive for me. i wanna know, my car (eu3 / 4 door ep) uses a cable tranny. the gear stick position is on the dashboard (not the chassis) can i use any b-series cable tranny?
i have a b16a engine right now, and planning to use the b20 cable tranny. i want to keep the gear stick on the dash. is this possible?
The only cable B20 tranny that i know of is from the old B20 preludes which will not work.Those B20's are nothing like the "normal" B-series.That tranny will not bolt up to a b16,b18,b20(crv).
 

guyverias

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The only cable B20 tranny that i know of is from the old B20 preludes which will not work.Those B20's are nothing like the "normal" B-series.That tranny will not bolt up to a b16,b18,b20(crv).

oh, i thought all b tranny will fit into each other. looks like im giving up this project. allright next question. if im goin to swap a K into my car, i have to buy that hasport engine mount kit right? what about the air-con? i heard, if u put a K into a crx, you will need to relocate the a/c. will i have the same problem with the a/c or is it just purely bolt on, plug and play?
if there are minor modifications, what are they? right now, im planning to get a K instead of B. so im gonna need all the informations other than just the engine mounts...

thank you all...
 

ef8

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Putting a K in a 2002 Civic is not going to be anything like in a crx.There is alot more room in the 2002 as compared to a crx so i wouldnt go by that info.
 

Cad

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hey man my name is cad and we have the same car my brother just got me started on tuners and i still know very litlle about it just picking up the basics i think he has a b16 or a b18 in his acura 92' but im not quite sure msg me back and maybe you could teach me some things about tuners

haha i lied its a b17 but im almost sure i wont fit without a ton of work

anywyas id go for a k20a but they cost so damn much
 
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