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matto
06-12-2006, 09:06 AM
hey guys. i am looking at a 1999 civic with a blown motor. i am unsure of what type of motor it has now but i can get that info. i was wondering what motor i should swap into it. i want to put a dohc vtec into the car. any help would be much appreciated.

thanks
matt

matto
06-13-2006, 12:26 PM
any thing guys?:-?

Logan
06-13-2006, 12:51 PM
b18c1

herminsanchez
06-13-2006, 01:43 PM
Even a B16 will be nice.

If you want to go the cheap route, get a 95+ LS motor.

matto
06-16-2006, 05:43 PM
how much would this cost because i am on a tight budget. would the ls motor be worth the work rather than just puting the stock motor back in?

ZipCrx
06-19-2006, 09:45 PM
The B16 is the cheapest and you can tell the difference the B16A has around 160hp stock
the B16B will run you about $1000 more but you get 180hp stock it comes in the 98 civic si. Here is a good site to get the engine from or to get a price estimate www.jazzproparts.com.

matto
06-21-2006, 09:10 AM
thanks for the help

matto
06-21-2006, 09:16 AM
sorry for the noob question here. but i was looking at the site that you said, the b16A1 SIR 1 is the cheapest which i like but it says it is for a 88-91 swap, would this motor still work for the 99 civic i am looking at?
thanks

f23a1tnr
06-21-2006, 11:42 AM
Another great motor swap that my buddy did was an H22, he used to bave a b20 in his hatch but he wanted more power... He raced an s2k and beat it with the h22....not too bad if ya ask me.

ZipCrx
06-21-2006, 04:00 PM
thanks for the help


Yeah it will still fit thats the year the car was were they get the engine from they mostly get them from the crx SiR in Japan but its the same it will fit.

matto
06-22-2006, 03:41 PM
Another great motor swap that my buddy did was an H22, he used to bave a b20 in his hatch but he wanted more power... He raced an s2k and beat it with the h22....not too bad if ya ask me.
how much more involed is the h22 motor swap. cause i was consifering it but i thought it would be difficult for me cause i have never done a honda motor swap before.

sokhoeun
06-22-2006, 05:56 PM
I don't know so i said cheap stuff why not b-16a2 the one inside those 97 del sol or get an h23 it has more tq than all the b series motor or a zcg engine want power why not get a crv in a junk yard.

ZipCrx
06-22-2006, 10:45 PM
The H22 is a Good swap depending on what you want. In a straight line youll be a killer but once its time to turn your gonna go straigt for the wall its too front end heavy. Plus its one of the more expensive swaps. The H23 actually has less torque if you want something cheap and have time then just start building a completly built LS Vtec of a B20 Vtec it will take a while but when its done it will just smash. But cheap fast and good is B16.

95civicex
06-22-2006, 11:39 PM
The B16 is the cheapest and you can tell the difference the B16A has around 160hp stock
the B16B will run you about $1000 more but you get 180hp stock it comes in the 98 civic si. Here is a good site to get the engine from or to get a price estimate www.jazzproparts.com.
B16b's came in Type R's...never came in a car in America.
Not worth it IMO, unless you're trying to do a true CTR conversion.
b16 is also kinda worthless...just spend the extra few hundred dollars and get a b18c...much more potential

ZipCrx
06-23-2006, 12:01 AM
The B16B does come in an Amercan car it comes in the 1998 Civic Si. I do agree that it isnt worth it but the B18C is gonna run you atleast $1000 more. The B16 is a good starter engine IMO.:-D

Batman™
06-23-2006, 12:07 AM
you're on crack

the si motor was a b16a

b16b only came in the japanese civic type r.

prove me wrong. link me to a legitamite site that says otherwise.

ZipCrx
06-23-2006, 12:26 AM
You're right my bad. I was just going of what they told me at the shop where they worked on my car, but now that I looked it up I was unable to find it. That's the last time I trust someone from HookUps... Oh well live and learn.

boofthese
06-23-2006, 12:46 AM
well i wouldnt let that shop work on my car anymore if i were you, their gonna have parts out of a big block 350, and tell you it'll work in your d-series motor

ZipCrx
06-23-2006, 01:23 AM
Yeah I actually learned not to take my car there the hard way, you should have seen the Job they did on my car. They only put one bolt on the distributor after the swap, they used some f...ed up home depot bolts to attach my cat to the headers... I found that out this week after the bolts fell off. They are the worst shop ever, :-? the sad part is they came so well recommended, but like i said live and learn. Now I have to doublecheck everything I had done at that shop... but hey thanks to that now I've been forced to learn all about engine swapping, and I'm loving it.:lostit:

95civicex
06-23-2006, 12:12 PM
you're on crack

the si motor was a b16a

b16b only came in the japanese civic type r.

prove me wrong. link me to a legitamite site that says otherwise.
not in '98 though...I know you know this, but others might not.
Don't think they made a si '98 after '95, untill '99.
And just because there has already been too much misinformation spread in this thread, no American si came with a dual cam engine untill 1999.

VTEC_Love
06-23-2006, 01:02 PM
also something to watch out for when doing a swap. most states dont allow a swap to be done with a motor that is older than the car ex. a 1993 cant have a 1992 motor put into it. idk how many states are like that but watch out for that when buying your motor.

Batman™
06-23-2006, 04:15 PM
yeah 95, 99 and 00 were the only years the si came out for that gen, and the only years a b16 was offered.

dserieshonda
10-24-2006, 02:03 PM
B18 bottem end, B16 head...make her a beaut

Batman™
10-24-2006, 11:46 PM
way to bump a dead thread. ibtl.