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Old 01-26-2006, 01:18 PM
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Hi,
I am new to this forum and was wondering if any one can offer advice as to engine swaps. I have a 1990 civic with a 1.6 CC engine. I was wondering what other engines could be easily swapped in to improve performance etc. or should I just rebuild this one. It has over 200K on it and is starting to show its age.
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Old 01-26-2006, 02:43 PM
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for that gen the ZC is the most popular choice. direct swap, vtec, and its parts are interchangeable with most d series parts

ps. its 1600cc...not 1.6cc. 1.6 liters.
 
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Old 01-26-2006, 03:13 PM
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Thanks,
Sorry for the typo I was thinking litres and put CC
 
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Old 01-26-2006, 03:23 PM
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yeah i was figuring you knew what you meant
 
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Old 01-26-2006, 04:20 PM
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I remember when Motor Trend mentioned that the new Grand Am had a 3600 litre engine. I thought WOW! 3600 LITERS! That's like the size of a tractor trailer! What does it have, 250,000 HP @ 230 RPM?
 
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Old 01-26-2006, 04:24 PM
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the ZC motor is a non-vtec obd0 dohc motor that will bolt right in, and no wiring need if your car is already mpfi. a d16z6 is a sohc vtec that will bolt in but requies a little more wiring.
 
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Old 01-26-2006, 05:25 PM
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actually there is 3 versions of the zc......sohc non vtec, dohc non vtec, sohc vtec(jdm z6). personally if you want to stay sohc id stick with your a6 block(im asuming yourr car is an si) being is still has the steel main caps as opposed to the one peice alum mains found in 92-00 bottom ends. how much money do you have to spend? there are other options such as the integra ls engine, b16, gsr, etc......
 
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Old 01-26-2006, 08:56 PM
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boohiss.

SOHC VTEC > other two
 
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Old 01-26-2006, 09:13 PM
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yeah, the zc is other versions too, but i was sticking with the most common engines. i should have mentioned that.
 
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Old 01-26-2006, 09:34 PM
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If you really want a project, try squeezing the 2.4L engine from the CR-V / Element into your Civic. It may have 156 BHP but that impressive 161 ft-lbs. torque is a very good thing...
 

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