I Finally I Got My Civic...motor Is Coming Next

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22crazy

Senior Member
whats up. i finally got my ride...96 ek civic hb, and now i want to get an ls. The thing is that ive been reading through the forums and i know that i need a b18b that came from a 1996+ car because of the obd2. What i wanted to no is when i go get my motor...how can i make sure that im getting a motor with obd2...i no it will be an LS because ill read b18b off the block...but how will i no its from a 96+? thanks.
 

SolReaver

Senior Member
different style valve cover, this is the 96+ style


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the sensor on top of the intake manifold is seen in this pic, near the center. Only 96+ have those.

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22crazy

Senior Member
how do the 95 and below look like...what distingushing features should i look for?
 

22crazy

Senior Member
i just noticed...there is a hose that runs from the center of the Intake mani. into the top center of the valve cover.
 

StorminMatt

Junior Member
Originally posted by 22crazy@Jan 18 2003, 05:09 PM
how do the 95 and below look like...what distingushing features should i look for?

On a 1996+ B18B, the valve cover is flat over the cams (as you have seen). On 1994-1995 motors, the areas over the cams are kind of stepped, with higher areas alternating with lower areas. ZC motors have a similar type of valve cover.
 

a2nboiracer7

Junior Member
On the 96+ motors have the PCValve on the valve cover(the hose that goes to the mainfold) the 95 and below doesnt have the PCValve on top of the valve cover it is located on the intake manifold.
 
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