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Y8 head on Y7 block?

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Old 01-27-2006, 12:57 AM
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Will a Vtec D16Y8 head bolt right onto a D16Y7 block?, I've always wanted to go Vtec since I got the car, but I want to know if the head of a Y8 will bolt right in, and if not, what's the proper procedure to get it all together.
 
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Old 01-27-2006, 01:01 AM
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yes it will work. Thats called a Mini-Me


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Old 01-27-2006, 01:13 AM
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There has beeb alot of mini me talk going on around the forum lately. It must be the big thing now. I know I am on the mini me band wagon.
 
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Old 01-27-2006, 01:46 AM
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Thanks for the link!, after reading all that I got one question though, What would be the correct timing belt to use for this mini-me, the Y8 belt?
 
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Old 01-27-2006, 02:32 AM
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your current belt is actually the same size as the y8 belt, tooth count and all. i used to be on the mini me bandwagon. nice thing about it is the sohc vtec cams are cheaper than non vtec sohc cams. although i prefer now to stay non vtec.
 
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when you say the vtec heads, are you only talking about the piston heads? What about the actual v tec system? I have a D16Y7 - what kind of power gains in hp from changing to the heads you mentioned? Where can I get those from and what parts would I need specifically....
 
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Old 03-12-2006, 09:00 AM
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when you say the vtec heads, are you only talking about the piston heads? What about the actual v tec system? I have a D16Y7 - what kind of power gains in hp from changing to the heads you mentioned? Where can I get those from and what parts would I need specifically....
A mini-me swap consists of swapping your cylinder head with a v-tec cylinder head, usually the z6 or y8, depending on your future plans for the car. Also swapping the computer and running a few wires to the v-tec solenoid and a few other minor details.
 
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Old 03-12-2006, 09:02 AM
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Thanks for the link!, after reading all that I got one question though, What would be the correct timing belt to use for this mini-me, the Y8 belt?
I'm pretty sure the belt you use depends on which head your swapping in. on the d15b8 block with the z6 head, I used the z6 belt. But I can't guarantee that will work for all the swaps.
 
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Old 03-12-2006, 09:19 AM
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OK....If I get D16Y8 cylinder heads, the vtec solenoid, wiring and an intake manifold from an EX - what are the power gains? approx? know any where I can get Y8 heads from? ANything else I need?
 
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Old 03-12-2006, 09:34 AM
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Y7- [email protected] [email protected]
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That would be the difference. Get the Y8 headgasket also. Parts can be had from local junkyards or ebay. Ebay will probably be cheaper.
 

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