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Old 08-20-2007, 01:08 PM
 
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Default d16y8 in an EG, what's the best ECU option?

I finally found an engine to replace the one I dun blowd up in my 95 CX. I'm getting a low milage d16y8 with transmission, harness, and computer included. It looks like my two options are to either get an OBD1 chasis to OBD2 ECU jumper for about $100 or get a P28 for about the same $100 and have to run a wire for VTEC.

Whats my best option? I know the p28 is the only way to go if I want to tune it, but I also read somewhere that you should stick with the stock ECU for your engine or risk getting worse gas milage because some have different settings programmed.

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Old 08-20-2007, 01:31 PM
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Default RE: d16y8 in an EG, what's the best ECU option?

I would say and reccomend getting the stock ECU for the y8 (96-00 civic EX's). If that isn't possible, use the ODB1 to ODB2 jumper. Both option cost about the same, but the stock ECU is, in my opinion, the safest way to go.

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I finally found an engine to replace the one I dun blowd up in my 95 CX. I'm getting a low milage d16y8 with transmission, harness, and computer included. It looks like my two options are to either get an OBD1 chasis to OBD2 ECU jumper for about $100 or get a P28 for about the same $100 and have to run a wire for VTEC.

Whats my best option? I know the p28 is the only way to go if I want to tune it, but I also read somewhere that you should stick with the stock ECU for your engine or risk getting worse gas milage because some have different settings programmed.

~thanks and sorry if this has been asked recently, I've been searching through mounds of ECU info..
The "stock" ECU for your application would be a p2p, not a p28. If you want to tune it, yes you'll need the p28, as well as an OBD2A or B (depending on what motor you bought) to OBD1 harness. The p28 is already a vtec ecu as well..
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Default RE: d16y8 in an EG, what's the best ECU option?

thanks for the rec Danomatic,

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I'd be all set if the p28 was stock, that would mean it was a z6 I was putting in and I wouldn't need any conversion. My dilema is that I'd be spending about the same to buy the conversion kit to put the p2p in an obd1 car or buy and run the engine off a p28. I'm leaning towards keeping the stock ECU because I'm not sure what switching to a p28 would entail.
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