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'93 Civic LX Engine Swap

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Old 05-01-2007, 03:27 PM
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Hello, i recently aquired a '93 Civic Lx 1.5L. The vehicle needs much work, but i wanted to start on the engine since the crankshaft is cracked!

I would like to make this a project car and wanted some suggestions about what type of engine i could swap out to make the car quicker and more powerful.

I'm not very knowledgable about specs. and althoughi can do much of the work myself i dont want to buy an engine and the mountings dont fit.

Some example questions are: Can i put an Si engine in it? Can i put a 1.6L in it? Now it is SOHC, can i put a DOHC? If i change the engine will the tranny still mount the same? Will the intake and exhaust mount the same.

Please any info will make my project goa little bit smoother!

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Old 05-01-2007, 05:53 PM
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My engine type is D15B7 is it possible to swap out andmake more horsepower while still using the same tranny, intake, exhaust?
 
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Old 05-01-2007, 07:31 PM
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i have the same engine, it sucks, yea u can use the same tranny and stuff with any other d-series engine, but if i were u id swap in a b-series engine, its dohc and ull get a lot more power, im goin for b16, its cheap and prettty powerful imo, but hey its all up to u
 
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Old 05-01-2007, 08:46 PM
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any other suggestions, i will put a "new" engine in the car i just have not decided what kind, and if i should go through the process of converting it to a different model. Any advice is awesome!
 
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Old 05-01-2007, 10:32 PM
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Well, you can swap in a D16Z6 (1.6L VTEC engine from 92-95 civic EX's) with little, to no problems. Otherwise you can swap much bigger engines in like B16, H22 but it will take much more work and aftermarket parts. Trying searching "engine swap" with the search function on this site. Otherwise google is also a good friend.
 
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Old 05-01-2007, 10:55 PM
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thanks dano, when doing the bigger engine swap ( B16, H22) do i have to replace the tranny and other large parts?

I want to so something right the first time and a big enough engine not to regret it later! Anymore advice?
 
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Old 05-01-2007, 10:57 PM
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go to street import's website and look at their JDM engine swaps.

they're "turnkey" solutions, which mean they come with everything you need. you'll get an idea of what you need to do a swap in your own car.

as for engine recommendations, I say JDM H22a. the best performance bargain there is as far as honda engine swaps.
 
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Old 05-01-2007, 11:11 PM
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thanks drbyers, i was lookin on ebay and i saw streetimports store. Have u or anyone u know had any problems with them or are they pretty good?

thanks again, it is hard for a newbie to get people to reply to stuff. I greatly appreciate it!
 
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Old 05-01-2007, 11:12 PM
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I would say the "easiest" direct swap would be an obd1 b18b from an integra. The mounts will bolt right into your car. the ecu pops in. the axles drop in, so does the shift linkage, the wiring harness plugs right in. After a couple months of that you will want more power. throw on a turbo kit and be happy with 250+hp. Plus you dont have to wire up vtec

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