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Old 20 Dec 2009, 04:46 am
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Default if i did a b16 engine swap in my 94 civic would i have to get a new transmission too?

or would my stock auto transmission work? also around how much would it cost to have the engine installed?
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Old 20 Dec 2009, 05:01 am
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You will need to get new transmission, the engine in your civic now will be a D-series, a 1.4 or a 1.5, they came with the B16A in japan, but are hard to find.you will need B-series transmission, The B16 redlines higher than your stock tanny will be able to cope with safely. just try and find an engine being sold with the gearbox. the transmission code for the B16A2 is either S4C or Y21 depending on year and country.































As for fitting it will cost alot if done through a garage. The Harness will need to change from OBD2 to OBD1, depending on current engine and spec, the ECU will need changing along with the wiring loom, most garages will say they can't do that and you will need to go to a car electrics specialist. to give you an idea my friend put a MK2 golf GTI engine in his MK1 golf GTI, and he was quoted 600 to change over the loom. the block itself should go strait in, as the ViRS '94 civic came stock with the B16. Job done i would guess around 1000 or maybe a bit more. there are companies that specialize in swaps, and they will do a complete swap for around 1,600 with the engine supplied....but thats standard engine in the right car, with varied engines there is more work required.
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Old 20 Dec 2009, 05:17 am
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typical an engine swap from proffessionals would be around 1500 bucks, and that includes everything, but theres alot of other things you will need to factor in, if you swap to a b16, your going to need the b16 ecu or a chipped GSR ecu, you will need new axels, a new transmission, all the wiring done up properly, new engine mounts, etc. theres more to an engine swap then just buying a new engine
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