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d16y7 head swap ?

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Old 12-21-2008, 03:23 PM
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i have a 98 dx civic with a d16y7 i heard you can do a b16 head swap to make it vtex? is this ture and if so what would i need... i am a newbi so sorry
 
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Old 12-21-2008, 03:24 PM
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that vtec sorry
 
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Old 12-21-2008, 04:01 PM
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What you're thinking about is called a vtec head conversion (mini-me for sohc's). You will need the vtec head, perhaps intake manifold from donor depending on the car, and new head gasket. This should help you out: http://honda-tech.com/showthread.php?t=735196
 
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Old 12-21-2008, 04:57 PM
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its a 98 civic dx d16y7 its all stock but header exhaust cold air so would i need a manifold but what about the ecu ? would my computer no that there a vtec head on it? or what would i have to do about that?
 
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that fourms seems to help me out i didnt read but thanks
 
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Old 12-21-2008, 05:02 PM
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i read on there that ecu would be change so would i just put a d16y8 ecu into it and it Should work ..should is the key word lol
 
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Old 12-21-2008, 05:47 PM
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just putting a d16y8 ecu in the car wont make your car vtec. will just throw a CEL. you have to swap out the head with a d16y8 head. and wire up vtec
 
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^correct, the vtec solenoid isn't prewired in the nonvtec motor's wiring harness. You'll be wiring in vtec among a couple other things depending on the head used
 
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Old 12-21-2008, 10:29 PM
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yeah i ran off the link that ej6buddy gave me and that had alot other links so i have all the info i need thanks guys
 
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Old 12-22-2008, 08:12 AM
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Originally Posted by forrest3320 View Post
yeah i ran off the link that ej6buddy gave me and that had alot other links so i have all the info i need thanks guys
Glad it helped, if you have any more questions, just let us know, the mini-me is a fairly common upgrade.
 

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