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Old 16 Jan 2008, 01:01 am
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Default Honda Civic Engine/Head Question! VTEC?

I have a 1995 honda civic DX coupe, 5 speed. and i have a 1995 honda civic Si coupe, automatic for parts. the motor is ok in the Si, but it has high KMs. I want to swap the Vtec head from the Si into the DX. I want to know if this is possible/how hard of a job is it? i am mechanically inclined but havent worked on my engines, just mostly parts replacement/etc.would i be better off rebuilding the si engine and bolting it up to the DX transmission/is that even possible?thanks
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Old 16 Jan 2008, 01:16 am
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You can go either way. The Si head can be swapped onto the DX block, and either engine will bolt to either transmission. Here's some info on what is commonly referred to as the mini-me swap (3rd post down):
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Old 16 Jan 2008, 01:31 am
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just do the complete swap. better performance.also theres no 95 civic SI coupe?
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Old 16 Jan 2008, 01:46 am
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Yes it do. Everything possible with Civic, especial Vtec head. For sure Si head can be put into the DX. Not hard if you mechanic incline. Nothing better out there than Civic. Honda do rock!!!!
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Old 16 Jan 2008, 02:01 am
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yes u can do the swap cuz ive dont it but instead of a si yead i used a 97 ex head on my 92 dx block all u need is a 92-95 single vtec head gasket and timing belt and use the head bolts from the dx cuz the si head bolts are to short and u will strip the block when u torque them also when u take off the dx head there is a copper looking plug in the middle of the block towards the firewall and u have to take that out or ur vtec will not work cuz there is already a plug in the head and the pressure wont be correct for vtec if u leave the other plug in there, i have a right up on on how to do it its called a mini me swap
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