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Old 01-12-2009, 07:30 AM
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I have a '92 Civic DX with a dead 1.5L engine. I found a '99 1.6L and I need to know if the 1.6 will drop in. Can anyone help?
 
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Old 01-23-2009, 02:21 PM
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Yeah! I think it can make it.
 
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Old 01-23-2009, 03:58 PM
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It will drop right in. What is the engine code of the '99 1.6L you are swapping in? If you don't know, then what is the model of the Civic it is coming out of (EX, LX, etc.)?

Use your current engine's intake manifold on the new engine, this will make a lot of the wiring easier. You'll also need this, unless you get the engine harness for the new engine. If you get the engine harness for the new engine, use the new engine's intake manifold.
 
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can anyone tell me what are the typical hand tools to use for doing a swap? i'm using my old engine to start getting a grasp on mechanics and all but am not sure what kind of tools I'll need.
 
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Old 02-02-2009, 12:33 PM
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simple stuff, like a jack, rachet/sockets/extensions, screwdrivers, pliers. An engine hoist would be nice to have, although i've heard you can lower the engine out from underneath (not sure how you would do this).

EDIT: AH! here we go!
http://www.civic-eg.com/viewtopic.php?t=22
 
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Old 02-02-2009, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by trustdestruction View Post
simple stuff, like a jack, rachet/sockets/extensions, screwdrivers, pliers. An engine hoist would be nice to have, although i've heard you can lower the engine out from underneath (not sure how you would do this).

EDIT: AH! here we go!
http://www.civic-eg.com/viewtopic.php?t=22
8mm 10mm 12mm 14mm 17mm 19mm and 32mm rachet/sockets box ended wrenchs and ratching wrenches. you really dont need an engine hoist but they are alot of help. i personally dont have an engine hoist, what i did was of coarse the obvious unhooked everything, took the lower torque mounts completely out and the rear T bracket, of coarse you have to take the wheels off to take the cv axles out so i lowered the whole car until the motor was on my little 2'x2' crate thing with wheels and the motor started staying put and the rest of the car came down about another 1/2 inch then i unbolted the upper motor mounts and jacked the car up high enough to where you just pulled the engine out from underneath then repeat in reverse order to re install. its really time consuming and all but hey if you dont have the proper equipment it works really easily.
 
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