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Old 24 Jan 2008, 07:46 pm
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Default Whats the best engine swap for a 1993 del sol S version?

I have the 1993 del sol S version with the stock engine. It has 275,000Km`s on it still runs fine, has a great body kit, but I would like an engine with a little more zing and power IE more HP. My research so far shows that the b18c1, b16a and d16 would all fit in nicely without too much stress.All things considering, necessary additional parts etc---how much would the b18 change be compared to the other ones. It sounds like the better engine. Educated Del Sol answers welcome,Many Thanks,Brandon
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Old 24 Jan 2008, 08:01 pm
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In my opinion stay away from those B-series engines....they were good and all, but like 5 years ago. Now you need to do the K-series swap. You get more standard horsepower and torque for roughly the same price. There should be LOTS of aftermarket kits to make your swap go smoothly. Check into some Honda forums....i'm pretty sure you'll find everything you need to know in those. Good luck.
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Old 24 Jan 2008, 08:16 pm
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Classy latin is a MORON. A k-series swap in the Del-Sol is close to $10,000-$12,000. You can EASILY swap a B18C1 in for about $3,500 counting all the parts and labor. THe K20 has 200 HP and the B18C1 has 170. HMMMM.... 30 more HP for $7,000? look at it like this: do the B18C1 swap $3,500, then add a Turbonetics turbo kit $3,500 you are now at 240+ HP AT THE WHEELS! and still $3,000-$5,000 less than a STOCK K20. The K20 makes about 175-180 HP at the wheels. SOOOOO you gain 60-65 HP at the wheels over the K20 while still saving money. K20 engine/tranny $5,000, K-pro ECU $1,200, motor mounts $800, wiring harness $500, axles $300, shift linkages $400, moving the fuel lines under the hood to accomodate the K-series engine $400, relocation of various items $500, and thats not even counting the little intangibles that happen with EVERY engine swap. OR the labor to do the swap.
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Old 24 Jan 2008, 09:16 pm
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B18C1. Lots and lots of tuning parts out there for it and a lot more cost effective than a K20/H22 swap... with the money you'd save you could get a LOT more out of the engine anyway.
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