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Honda Civic, Coupe
#3051 of 3321 Re: need advice or help!!! [dannyboy321]
Feb 12, 2005 (1:28 pm)
If you are gonna do the engine swap most other engines that Honda put out in the Civic/Integra line will work because they use the same motor mount locations. Most go with a B16A that puts out 160 hp, (found in the Civic Si (1999-2000) or some Integras. If you want more then go for the B18C1 that was found in the later model Integra GS-R. I have even heard of some people dropping in the H22-A that are in the newer Prelude if you want real power.
Feb 12, 2005 (7:26 pm)
The Prelude H22A swap will make your front end heavy, so it's only popular among drag racers. Can't add anything else to what ncampbell said.
Oh and I found this: http://www.sportcompactcarweb.com/projectcars/0204scc_civicengine- /
Dunno if any of this is a great idea on shallow pockets, but good luck. (Luckily, it doesn't take a B16A engine to make a car as light as your CX fast. You might find a good deal on a lesser B-series engine.)
#3053 of 3321 Re: need advice or help!!! [dannyboy321]
Feb 14, 2005 (4:25 am)
I know this is off topic... but i gotta 92 Civic CX hatch.... its gotta d15b8.. and i wunna swap that out... i jus need to know if anyone can give me suggestions on some of the easier engine swaps... i dont wunna do to many mods... my pockets are kinda shallow... thanx....
If your pockets are shallow, buy a used Civic Si. Engine swaps may look inexpensive, but if not done properly will cost you more in the long run.
If you want high RPM power, go for B16, if you want low end torque go for B18. The cheapest solution for someone with not too much cash is nitrous, or forced induction. Forced induction on the CX engine is probably the best thing to do, since it has lower compression to begin with.
Nitrous - $600
Supercharger - $1500 6 psi max, with intercooler, proper fuel management - $2000 and up.
Turbo - $2000, with intercooler and proper fuel management - $3500 and up.
All of those modifications will lower the life expectancy of your motor, tranny, mounts, drive shafts. These mods are only recomennded for manual shifted vehicles, autos need not apply.
#3054 of 3321 7,500/15,000 mile service
Feb 17, 2005 (11:22 am)
New to this forum. But I was wondering, does anyone here do the 7,500 or 15,000 mile service? I have a 2004 Honda Civic Si with 17,500 miles and gets it's oil changed every 3,000 miles. I sorta think the 15,000 mile service is a waste of money. It's more a visual inspection and some lubing here and there and that's about it. Let me know what you think.
#3055 of 3321 Re: 2004 Si [taykinitezy]
Feb 17, 2005 (11:28 am)
Have had my 2004 Si for about a year and a half and love it. It has all the options and the speed isn't bad. 160 HP is more than enough for highway driving and more than enough to blow by traffic. Having fun with yours?
#3056 of 3321 Re: 7,500/15,000 mile service [j_yip1]
Feb 17, 2005 (12:11 pm)
I change the oil every 5 K and have a tire rotation every 15 K. I changed the air filter at 21 K and I will probably change the fuel filter somewhere in between 30-40 K. Nothing else besides my own visual inspection for leaks.
#3057 of 3321 I change my oil every 9500.
Feb 17, 2005 (2:01 pm)
It seems to burn a quart every 5000 miles or so. I just changed the air filter at 28K. The car runs like a top. I hit a bump too fast the other day though and knocked my alignment out. I'm having it checked tomorrow. I hope I didn't mess anything up. I'd hate to have to get rid of it....FOR A TSX!!!
Feb 17, 2005 (5:40 pm)
I had a white 02 SI for two years. I put 15,000 miles on it and then traded it in for an 04 crv.
I like the CRV but miss my fun drives in the SI. I may be buying an 05 SI soon and my wife thinks I am crazy.
Feb 17, 2005 (5:44 pm)
This is my third one. Totalled one, traded one. I love the car.
Feb 18, 2005 (5:25 am)
I am up for the 15,000 mile service, and although I have been doing my own oil changes with Mobil 1 at 5000 mile intervals, I may do the 15,000 at the dealer for this one reason.
On take off, a spirited take off, I have this click, that I can feel in the steering wheel. The car is not pulling to the side, but I hear a click, or a quiet bang. My suspicion is that CV joint is stressed, the boot looks OK, I get no clicks in turns, only on spirited take off. My other suspect is the lower control arm mounting locations or ball joints. I know, the car is under warranty, and I should make this a dealer's problem, but most of the times they are clueless. I was wondering if anyone had similar experience and what the problem was.
On the other board people talked about the steering racks being replaced on some 2002's. Not sure if it is related.