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Engine compatibility?

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Old 02-08-2006, 07:05 AM
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Hello,
I have a 91 Civic DX with a very tired 1.5L 16V engine, which burns HUGE amounts of oil. I don't see this engine lasting very long, so I'm going to start looking for a lower mileage engine at a junkyard. Which year/model engines would be compatible with my car?
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Old 02-08-2006, 08:03 AM
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try for a d16a1, or another d15
 
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Old 02-08-2006, 10:40 AM
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Excuse my ignorance, what year/models could those be found in?
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Old 02-08-2006, 11:43 AM
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http://www.hondaswap.com/forums/inde...howtopic=29825

Any D should work, to my knowledge.
 
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Old 02-08-2006, 12:46 PM
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if you want to remain stock another 1.5 from a 88-91 will drop in no wiring needed. or you could get an si engine d16a6 from a 88-91 a little more power and you would want to convert it to multi-port fuel injection to get more power(but you don't have to).

or you could always go to a newer single cam vtec like a d16z6 or d16y8 you would need to wire up vtec and mpfi to get them to run properly, but if you go that route, the extra 30 hp is great.
 
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JDM D15B or DOHC ZC
 
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Old 02-09-2006, 08:24 AM
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So if I do a d15 vtech swap... or a d16a1 swap. All that I would need to do is modify the wiring harness... or change it??
 
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Old 02-09-2006, 08:28 AM
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Thank you all.
 
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Old 02-09-2006, 11:56 AM
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I like the D16Z6.
 
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eh...the thing i dont like about the z6 is the low compression ratio. i like the D15B, DOHC ZC, and this one sweet setup that i cant recall now, but its all with stock D parts and it gets you to like 17.4:1 compression ratio.
 

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