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Old 02-24-2007, 10:04 PM
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Like i stated in the newbie section, im planning to buy a 97 hatch, i believe it have a 1.6 non-vtec engine w/ 120k+ miles on it. My friend is suggesting me to swap the engine with a i thnk b16 dohc something engine that's worth 2500 + 750 for labor.

Do you thnk it's worth it? Or should i just fix the stock engine and replace the timing belts and everything?

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Old 02-25-2007, 12:09 AM
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well, it depends... do you want to build up your motor later on? You'll probablyget more power with the B16... D-series motors are notoriously difficult to raise the power in (unless you go turbo)

Really, the only difference (thatI know of) in the motors is the dohc vs sohc thing
 
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Old 02-25-2007, 12:24 AM
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Well it will be my daily driver to work and school, im not really going heavy on mods, just wheels and intake only i guess, the reason i want to swap engines cuz im scared that the motor w/ 120K miles will eventually die off. Im not really a speed freak, im more on the realiability side. You know where im gettin at?
 
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Old 02-25-2007, 06:51 AM
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why not have 2 cars?
 
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Old 02-25-2007, 09:59 AM
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if u got the cash Iwould def. do a b swap (more power and the sweet sound of vtec).

if well maintained a honda engine will last into the 200K range.
 
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Old 02-25-2007, 10:26 AM
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We have 2 cars but wifey uses the other one, so i just need something realiable. Swap it is!

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Old 02-25-2007, 10:41 AM
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If you aren't going to be modding it, then it stands to reason that you don't care how fast it is. Leave it alone. 120k is just getting broken in for a Honda.

ps- Reaper, you just made my sig.
 
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Old 02-25-2007, 12:14 PM
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ps- Reaper, you just made my sig.
Is thata good thing or a bad thing? lol


Anyway, with the B16, you'll hear the vtec crossover... it's really hard to hear on a D series
 
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Old 02-25-2007, 05:50 PM
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If you aren't going to be modding it, then it stands to reason that you don't care how fast it is. Leave it alone. 120k is just getting broken in for a Honda
Well i still want a little kick out of it though And i never had a honda before and i really want to hear the VTEC vROOM. And 120k miles is a bit on the breaking down of an engine, regardless if it is a honda or not. I just feel i little safer seeing lower mileage in my imaginary car

Edit: Dude is that your daughter with the cams? LOL talented isnt she
 
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Old 02-25-2007, 06:35 PM
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Iv been puttin 600 miles a week on my b16a2 for the past 4 months with no problems. great reliability!
 

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