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Old 05-01-2007, 11:12 AM
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ok so as most of you know i sold my b16 to get some extra cash to fix my car(got stolen) and im almost done with the body work and im ready for motor work. i got about 1k left and i need to do sumthin because my engine is not doing well, i think my rings are bad because i get no compression and smoke out the tailpipe, its leaking oil(i think its my v/c gasket) and a few other things. not to mention i got the 4 speed manual transmission. any suggestions on either fixing this old d15b1 or getting a new motor and tranny?
 
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Old 05-01-2007, 11:19 AM
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seems like you could pick up a Z6 or y8 for $1K couldnt you?
 
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Old 05-01-2007, 11:23 AM
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I think you should do a mini-me swap. Probably a z6 VTEC head that has the better z6 intake manifold, with a throttle body, and the solenoid. But, hey, that's just my opinion. lol
 
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Old 05-01-2007, 11:30 AM
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yeah i could do the mini me but i dont know what all i would need besides what you got dan. and the zc/y8 option is hard because there are not many around here for sale. any more suggestions while i look into the mini me swap?
 
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Being you think your rings are bad I would consider rebuilding or getting a new block.You could probably find a complete z6 somewhere.
 
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Old 05-01-2007, 11:49 AM
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my block should be ok, its the head im worried about.
 
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Old 05-01-2007, 12:00 PM
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Here's a link to a complete how to on the mini-me swap: https://www.hondacivicforum.com/m_45390/tm.htm
plus I have a thread going called "mini-me swap suggestions."
 
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Old 05-01-2007, 12:31 PM
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Do a mini-me sawp imo.
 
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Old 05-01-2007, 01:47 PM
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call around, you can pickup a complete y8 or z6 for less than $1k with tranny & ecu

you'll need some other parts to make the swap (probably new clutch master & slave cylinders), but everything else will bolt right up for the most part
 
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Old 05-01-2007, 02:19 PM
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i know i dont want to spend the whole 1k though if i can help it, imma probably do a mini me swap and get me a 5 speed tranny from a buddy
 

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