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Old 06-11-2005, 03:18 PM
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so the same buddy that crashed his 1995 dx sedan 1.5 wants to sell it for 100 bucks. The engine still runs and it runs like a top. Ill probably buy it and use it for parts. I am wondering, can i swap the head from my 8v cx to his 16v? Is it a direct bolt on and a easy job to do? Should i clean up the head in anyway if i decide to do the swap?
thanks fur anyhelp
 
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Old 06-11-2005, 03:37 PM
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also can i buy this tach on ebay and just plug it in and go?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...category=33675
 
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Old 06-18-2005, 10:39 AM
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well i have about a week off so im just gona try it. I think the 2 heads are basically the same just more valves right?
ill let you know if it works or not
 
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Old 06-18-2005, 11:50 AM
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are you trying to use the 8v, or the 16v?
 
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Old 06-18-2005, 02:19 PM
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16v
 
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Old 06-18-2005, 10:25 PM
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ok. it was kinda confusing at first. if you havent done it yet, take the head to a local machine shop and have it milled about 20 thousanths. if you use premium fuel all the time, it will give you a nice boost in power. if you dont use premium, then you could hurt the motor. it raises the compression a decent amount, and shouldnt cost more than about 30 bucks.
 
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