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Engine Swaps For EG/EH civics.

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1 Engine Swaps For EG/EH civics. on Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:19 pm

Engine

Vehicle of Origin/Source


Positives

Negatives



D15/D16
Found in a variety of 92-00 Civic models, both USDM & JDM

* Easy to find and inexpensive
* OEM parts are cheap and plentiful
* Simple and easy to work on
* Decent potential when boosted (200+ whp is possible)
* Simple bolt-in swap for most 92-00 Civics


* Not as much performance potential as other swap motors
* Very minimal power gains from bolt-on mods
* Forced-induction is the only means of making significant power
* Transmissions are typically geared for economy, not performance




B16A

Found in the 93-97 Del Sol Si-VTEC, the 99-00 Civic Si Coupe, and a variety of JDM Civic models (SiR, SiR2, etc.)




* JDM B16A motors are plentiful
* Fairly inexpensive
* DOHC VTEC; 160-170 hp in stock form
* Good high-RPM power
* Aggressively-geared transmissions






* Imported JDM motors may have high mileage; USDM B16s are somewhat hard to find
* Torque output is rather low (little more than a stock D-series engine)
* Must be revved fairly high to make power; performance under 4000 RPMs is comparable to a D-series




B16B (CTR)

Found in the 97-00 Civic Type R (JDM and European markets only)


* Highest power output of any B16 engine (185 hp at 8200 RPMs)
* Phenomenal high-RPM power and response
* LSD-equipped transmission with aggressive gearing




* Extremely hard to find and very expensive
* Pricing is similar to B18C5 but power output is less
* Torque output is still very minimal (only 117 ft/lbs @ 7500 RPMs)




B18A/B (LS)

Found in all 90-01 Integra RS, LS, and GS models


* Easy to find and inexpensive (usually cheaper than a B16)
* Decent torque output (121-127 ft/lbs)
* Decent potential when boosted (200-250 whp is possible)
* VTEC heads can be bolted on with minimal modification



* No VTEC in stock form
* Power output is significantly lower than B16 or B18C motors (ranges from 130 to 142 hp)
* Head design flows much less air then VTEC dual-cam heads
* LS gears are longer than any other B-series transmissions




B18C (GS-R)

Found in the 94-01 Integra GS-R


* Good power and torque output (170 hp, 128 ft/lbs)
* Good high-RPM power
* Good potential for both N/A and forced-induction builds
* Responds fairly well to bolt-on modifications



* Somewhat expensive and harder to find when compared to B16A and B18A/B engines
* Transmission gearing is slightly longer than B16 and Type R gearboxes




B18C (ITR)

Found in the 97-01 Integra Type R (both USDM & JDM models
)

* Excellent power and torque output (195 hp, 130 ft/lbs)
* Excellent high-RPM power and response
* Motors are hand built; heads are ported and polished from the factory
* LSD-equipped transmission with aggressive gearing




* Hard to find and very expensive
* Due to a high compression ratio, extensive tuning is required to safely run forced-induction
* Use of the JDM ITR motor(Only Jdm 98+) requires an upgrade to larger hubs; this is due to a different axle size on the JDM version




LS/VTEC

Hybrid motor; created by mating a B18A/B block to a VTEC head


* Good combination of high-RPM power and low-RPM torque
* Hybrid build allows for customization of engine characteristics
* Good upgrade option for those already possessing a B18A/B engine block






* Cylinder head, engine block, and ECU must all be sourced separately
* B18A/B redline cannot be safely exceeded without valve train upgrades
* Reliability can be an issue depending on the quality of the engine build




B20B/Z

Found in the 96-01 CR-V


* Fairly easy to find and usually inexpensive
* Highest displacement volume of all B-series engines
* Excellent torque output (133 ft/lbs at 4200 or 4500 RPMs)
* Decent potential when boosted (200-250 whp is possible); reinforced sleeves are recommended
* VTEC heads can be bolted on with minimal modification






* No VTEC in stock form
* Power output is significantly lower than B16 or B18C motors (ranges from 126-142 hp)
* Cylinder walls are relatively weak
* B20 transmission cannot be used in a Civic; the gearbox must be sourced elsewhere
* Technically considered a light truck motor; will not pass the BAR inspection when installed into a Civic




CR-VTEC

Hybrid motor; created by mating a B20B/Z block to a VTEC head


* Good combination of high-RPM power and low-RPM torque
* Hybrid build allows for customization of engine characteristics
* Good upgrade option for those already possessing a B20B/Z engine block






* Cylinder head, engine block, and ECU must all be sourced separately
* B20 redline cannot be safely exceeded without valve train upgrades
* Pistons from other B-series motors cannot be used due to the B20's 84 mm bore
* Reliability can be an issue depending on the quality of the engine build




F22/F23

Found in various 90-02 Accord models


* Good torque output (ranges from 137-153 ft/lbs)
* Iron sleeves can withstand significant amounts of boost in stock form (200-250 whp is fairly easy to obtain)






* Installation requires after-market engine mounts and fabrication
* Transmissions are typically geared for economy rather than performance




H22A/H23A

Found in various 92-01 Prelude models and several JDM Accord models


* Excellent power and torque ouput (190-200 hp and 160 ft/lbs for the H22, 160 hp and 163 ft/lbs for the H23)
* Higher initial power output than any B-series engine swap
* Not that much heavier than a B-series engine (contrary to popular belief)




* Installation requires after-market engine mounts and fabrication
* Transmission gearing is typically longer than most B-series gearboxes
* Overall cost is comparable to a B18C5 swap when accounting for mounts and fabrication




H2B

Hybrid motor/transmission combination; created by mating an H or F-series motor to a B-series transmission


* Allows for use of powerful F/H-series motors with the shorter gear ratios of B16 and Type R transmissions
* Eliminates the need for custom engine mounts and transmission tunnel modifications



* H2B adaptor plates are expensive (typical cost is $500-$1,000)
* Problems with hood fitment may occur, requiring spacers
* Engine and transmission must be sourced separately




K20/K24

Found in the 03-07 Accord, the 02-08 Civic Si, the 02-06 CR-V, the 03-08 Element, the 02-06 RSX, and the 04-08 TSX


* DOHC i-VTEC produces excellent power and torque output from most models (200+ hp and 140+ ft/lbs from both the RSX Type S and TSX)
* Respond very well to bolt-on modifications
* Excellent potential when boosted (300+ whp is possible)
* 6-speed transmissions are available
* Engines typically have lower mileage than B or H-series swaps




* Most K-series swaps are very expensive ($8,000-$10,000 is typically required to complete a swap into an EG/EK chassis)
* Installation typically requires after-market engine mounts and/or fabrication
* Tuning requires Hondata's K-Pro or AEM's EMS, which are both expensive
* Fewer after-market parts are available at this point, although the list is growing at a rapid rate




F20C/F22C

Found in the 00-08 S2000


* Phenomenal power and torque output (240 hp, 153 ft/lbs)
* 6-speed, LSD-equipped transmission with aggressive gearing
* Excellent potential when boosted (300-400 whp is possible)
* Rear-drive setup significantly improves traction




* Installation into an EG or EK chassis requires massive amounts of fabrication in order to convert the vehicle to rear wheel drive (est: $10-$15,000)
* Engines are expensive and difficult to find
* Minimal response to bolt-on modifications




Note: this is not a complete list of every single engine that can be swapped into a Civic, but it does cover most of the commonly swapped motors. This Should be Open for edit. And i am CLUELESS on J-swaps.



* * Note: This is mine i posted it on another forum. make good use of it.



Found My information From Honda-Tech, And Wikipedia.



Last edited by Pocket eh on Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:44 pm; edited 1 time in total

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2 Re: Engine Swaps For EG/EH civics. on Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:31 am

Great post, very informative. I'll definitely be reading over this again when I'm getting serious about a project.

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3 great job on Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:27 am

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4 Re: Engine Swaps For EG/EH civics. on Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:52 am

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