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Old 20 Dec 2012, 12:05 pm
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Default Honda B series engines explain?

I Just started getting "really" into depth with cars and I'm trying to figure out some car talk and I hear a lot about honda b series engines can someone explain them to me in a but shell especially what the numbers mean like b16 and up thanks.

how can i identify the b series engines??
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Old 20 Dec 2012, 12:17 pm
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16 means 1.6 liter displacement motor, like B18 is a 1.8 liter and B20 2.0 liter motor, etc...

Just Honda dual overhead camshaft(DOHC) motor design. What's the hype? Normal Honda cars have a single overhead camshaft(SOHC) motor design. The dohc motor is a more performance motor that can rev to a higher rpm.

Edit: to identify, a stamp is on the block.
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Old 20 Dec 2012, 12:31 pm
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B series is the name of the engines Honda made in the 90's.

B16, B18, B20. Those are the engine sizes. 16=1.6L, 18=1.8L, etc.

There are also the H series engines used in the Honda Prelude. H22 for 2.2L engine.

Most Mazda engines in the 90's were called the BP series and some were Z series.

Porsche engines were called M96 in the 1990's, for the 996 generation Porsche 911 and Boxster.
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Old 20 Dec 2012, 12:47 pm
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start from the bottom sohc or single over head cams are the cheapest but yet good engines then b series engines b1s, b18s, b20s then theres the f series which come in accords then the h series which come in preludes

most common swap is the ls swap which is the 1.8l swap from an integra bhp of 160
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Old 20 Dec 2012, 01:01 pm
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Well, everyone here basically said it all. But just so you know. There are about 10 different B16 motors. And the strongest one would be the B16B TypeR which gives you 185HP. And this engine is found in the 1997-2000 JDM Civic Type R (EK9).
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