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Buying a civic

So I know a guy who works at a used car lot. He has a 1992 Civic sitting in the back rotting and I asked him about it and he said it needs a new motor. I am buying the whole car from him for 300 bucks, because he said that's pretty much how much the tranny is worth.

I looked up the VIN number and I'm going to need a 1.6 liter Non-Vtec engine, but I can't seem to find out exactly what engine I'm going to need, it could be one of 4 possible engines, all in the D series.

So anyone mind giving me some insight on this? Maybe estimate how much it's going to cost me to find the motor and put it in?
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what is this car gonna be used for?? if you have the money forgett the d-series and step up to a b18 or better..what trim is the civic dx,ex,lx,??
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Re: Buying a civic

If I read it right according to this the only d16 that came in the American 92-95 civic was a d16z6 which is vtec

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_D...81.6_Liters.29

if your not in the US you can still find what engine you need there^
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Re: Buying a civic

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If I read it right according to this the only d16 that came in the American 92-95 civic was a d16z6 which is vtec

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_D...81.6_Liters.29

if your not in the US you can still find what engine you need there^
My mother has a Civic of the same generation and it's a D16Z6, which, you're right, is a Vtec. The engine that goes in my car is not, so they can't be the same, no?
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what is this car gonna be used for?? if you have the money forgett the d-series and step up to a b18 or better..what trim is the civic dx,ex,lx,??
Daily driver, until I can get money to get something better.
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aren't d-series trannies and motors interchangeable? like the h/f-series? if so the vtec motor might work? someone here HAS to know..
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Re: Buying a civic

is the old motor in it?
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Re: Buying a civic

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aren't d-series trannies and motors interchangeable? like the h/f-series? if so the vtec motor might work? someone here HAS to know..
yes the d15/16 trannies and engines are interchangable so the vtec motor will fit, just the vtec wont work till you put the wiring and ecu in



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is the old motor in it?
The old motor is not in it, hence why I need a new one.
The motor that was in it, was not a Vtec. Therefore all the things in the engine bay won't work with a Vtec engine without being swapped with Vtec parts, just like any other Honda right?
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Re: Buying a civic

http://civic-eg.com/
Go there and ask, they'd be surely happy to help you and they'd probably know more than us. It's where my friend goes, he's got a 95 Ex coupe.
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Re: Buying a civic

It's a D15?? for sure, I've had two civics in the past, but getting a vtec shouldn't be a problem, you would probably just have to wire the vtec solenoid and oil pressure switch from the ecu.
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Re: Buying a civic

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The old motor is not in it, hence why I need a new one.
The motor that was in it, was not a Vtec. Therefore all the things in the engine bay won't work with a Vtec engine without being swapped with Vtec parts, just like any other Honda right?
the old motor could have been left in it how am i to know?

No, all the things in the engine bay will bolt up and work, vtec is a function of the engine, not the parts in the engine bay. However, the vtec function will not work unless you wire it. it all comes down to the wiring.
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Re: Buying a civic

Trannys are intechangeable, I used the same one when my d16z6 blew and put in a D15, I remember he had to modify something just a little by the right motor mount, no big deal.
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Daily driver, until I can get money to get something better.[/QUOTE] ohh ok,gl on the d-series find, and defitnley swap a b-series in that hoe or h-series
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Re: Buying a civic

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the old motor could have been left in it how am i to know?

No, all the things in the engine bay will bolt up and work, vtec is a function of the engine, not the parts in the engine bay. However, the vtec function will not work unless you wire it. it all comes down to the wiring.
If the old motor was in it I wouldn't be asking what motor to put in it.
I know it has to do with the wiring, which would be more expensive to buy a Vtec and buy the components to make it work. I'm not really trying to spend that much on it..just however much I need to buy the motor.
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Re: Buying a civic

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If the old motor was in it I wouldn't be asking what motor to put in it.
I know it has to do with the wiring, which would be more expensive to buy a Vtec and buy the components to make it work. I'm not really trying to spend that much on it..just however much I need to buy the motor.
i didnt know if you were too dumb to look or not lmao

if your going the economical way i'd put a d15 in it, good on gas and reliable. i dont know what else to tell you about the non vtec d16. i dont think you'll find many more answers off of a prelude forum though
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i didnt know if you were too dumb to look or not lmao

if your going the economical way i'd put a d15 in it, good on gas and reliable. i dont know what else to tell you about the non vtec d16. i dont think you'll find many more answers off of a prelude forum though
Well most of the people I've seen seem to know about Hondas all around rather than just one model.
It's just, I want to do whatever's cheapest to get this bitch back on the road, because it would be my first stick shift car and I'm mad excited about finally being able to drive one. I'm just having no luck at all finding a place that sells that engine for less than 1000 dollars.
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Re: Buying a civic

H SWAP, with a ctr tranny!!
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Well most of the people I've seen seem to know about Hondas all around rather than just one model.
It's just, I want to do whatever's cheapest to get this bitch back on the road, because it would be my first stick shift car and I'm mad excited about finally being able to drive one. I'm just having no luck at all finding a place that sells that engine for less than 1000 dollars.
Well some do some dont.

My civic has a d15 and it is 5spd. It has 102 hp. The d16z6 has 125. Believe me thats what you want if you want cheap yet decently fun.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/civic...Q5fAccessories

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Well some do some dont.

My civic has a d15 and it is 5spd. It has 102 hp. The d16z6 has 125. Believe me thats what you want if you want cheap yet decently fun.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/civic...Q5fAccessories

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/92-95...Q5fAccessories
Well I wanted to go with the non vtec motor since it was cheaper but if you say so. I'll check it out thanks.
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I've never had to wire up VTEC...but I'd imagine it can't be that hard. There's no "VTEC parts" that you have to install. Either the motor has VTEC, or it doesn't. I'm pretty sure it's like 2 wires that run from the VTEC solenoid to the ECU, and 1 wire for the oil pressure switch that runs to the ECU. All you have to do is pin them into the connectors at the ECU. Get dat VTAK yo!!!!11!1!
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H22 swap!! save up all the hassle and do it now, because the bug is sure gonna hit you later. real talk!! lol
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H22 swap!! save up all the hassle and do it now, because the bug is sure gonna hit you later. real talk!! lol
I'm on the worst budget you could imagine man. I'm really only trying to spend what I need to spend to get her back on the road. I just want a motor in it. If I could put a damn go kart motor in it I would. Lol I'm not really planning on doing any major tuning or anything, if any at all.
I have a Prelude I could have done that in a while back when I had a decent job but I kept my H23 in it because it woulda been a waste. I just didn't see a need in putting a lot of work into a crappy Automatic.

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put the d series in it lol
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put the d series in it lol
I meant my prelude is automatic LOL the civic is going to be stick.
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