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Old 15 Apr 2011, 05:01 am
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Default How to do a motor swap. I have a 93 honda civic lx. D16 motor. Which motor would be good... put in my civic.? No b16 motors hardly around where i live. So out of the question. But what other motors would be good need step by step to know how to do it. Kinda wanting to learn how to work on it. So help me out. well also i got a 91 honda civic dx hatch. Which this one is a auto. But which one would be better for a swap. Help me out. Thanks
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Old 15 Apr 2011, 05:16 am
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Most people who do swaps go b series. Try looking for a b18c. B,D and I think H series are the only engines that will bolt right in without having to modify the engine mounts. If your looking for a good cheap swap. Buy a d series dohc(yes they have em cause I owned one) or just throw in a d16 with VTEC or turbo. H series engines are pretty weak, so if you dont tune them %100 they will crap out on ya. Do some research, look at what's out there, endless possibilities. If you Wana go all out, throw a k series in haha. If your hatch is clean, throw a swap in that. Pick the best car that you Wana build off of and make it nice
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Old 15 Apr 2011, 05:31 am
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Any engine will go in but for the least hassle go for a D16 with Vtec. Any other will need mounts & more also don't use a D15 as they have weaker rods.

Whether you go for a manual is up to you but you will need the right manual ECU for that engine. Join some of the many forums out there and get some ideas together. If you are considering all this you may as well go all the way and fit a turbo too. I did it to mine, and it's auto.
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Old 15 Apr 2011, 05:46 am
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i like the h22s they have a lot of horsepower and nice amount of torque. and you can put things like turbos if you upgrade to somethin like that cause they have specific ones for diff types of honda motors
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