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z6? or y8?

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Old 11-21-2005, 10:54 AM
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hey all, im currently in the process of buying all of the components necessary to do a mini-me swap. I bought a vtec head from him months ago. My question is: How do i tell if its a z6 or a y8 head?

He told me that its from a 96-00, and it'll bolt right on my stock a6 block. I thought sure, why not. But now that i've done some research, it might look like i have a z6 head....(i go mainly by the valve cover)....It has the "H" emblem on the left side, and VTEC and Honda to the the right of it.

wat do you guys/gals think? I dont want to make a mistake and buy all of the wrong crap.
 
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Old 11-21-2005, 06:04 PM
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It shouldn't really matter. I think the cam gear is the only difference in the two of them. They shoul both bolt right on and all the parts should be interchangeable between them.

I believe you are going to need the y8 cam gear for either though.
 
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Old 11-22-2005, 12:17 AM
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Make sure you use ARP headstuds when puttin that VTEC head on there. ARP is Money.
 
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Old 11-22-2005, 12:25 AM
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can you take a close up pic of the bottom of the head where the valves are? if so, i should be able to tell you if its z6 or y8.
 
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Old 11-22-2005, 12:40 AM
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Old 11-22-2005, 08:36 PM
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Sacicons...i will take a pic as soon as i find my digi-cam. ...i'll try to get it uploaded by tomarrow evening..thanks

and also...is there an indepth write up with LOTS AND LOTS of PICS???? on how to do a mini-me swap with a crx?? I mean, how do i even take off the timing belt cover? i couldn't do it...i tried...(lame)...
 
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Old 11-27-2005, 06:12 PM
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here are the pics from the head i took...sorry it took so long...and hopefully you can tell, i took this foto from my phone...sorry if it isn't clear enough.
 
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Old 11-27-2005, 06:15 PM
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here are some more...there is a pic of the vtec solenoid with the broken green sensor...what is the name of that green sensor called? and where can i go to replace it?
 
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Old 11-27-2005, 09:55 PM
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If i was you, i would wait to put it in till i had the money for some new valves, springs, retainers, and a good port and polish. Its already off, so why not wait a while till u can get a really good head on there?
 
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Old 11-27-2005, 10:15 PM
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yeah, i know...but i also would like to know which head i have first....z6 or y8...that would just put my mind at ease...and also, i have put your input into consideration as well, but that'll mean more $, when all i wanted was a lil' extra power than my a6....but i am considering which cam to go with, along with the valves, springs and retainers....do u know where i can get a good port and polish for cheap?...(im on a budget)...and also where to get the valves, springs and retainers installed?..(i lack the know how)....and where to get the head installed?...(again, i lack the know how)....
 

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