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    Honda Civic Question

    I'd thought I would ask some of you guys this, cause I am pretty sure there are some Import Car people on this board. I've got a 1995 Honda Civic DX that I am looking to replace the motor in it, as it has 185,000 miles on it and parts are starting to wear out. I have managed to find a few places online where I can get a V-Tec for a good price. My question is will the V-tec bolt up in the same way as the original 1.5L and can it use the same computer. If anyone doesnt know could you point me in the right direction to where I can look this up? I am also on a tight budget so Spoon or GSR engines are pretty much out of the picture. Looking to spend below $1,000.
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    you can try www.superhonda.com it's a honda forum
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    I readily admit that I know next to nothing about hondas, but I remember seeing something similar done on a show on tnn or speedchannel, and it needed a new ecu to go along with the new engine (different maps). I'd think this would be the case for pretty much any engine swap.
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    definitely going to be more than $1000...yes you'll need to change the ecu, the V-tec has some extra sensors and also the selinoid for the V-tec. You can also check out http://resource.crx.org/ , they have some good info on the swap since it's the same chassis as a CRX...
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    Hondas are usually very easy to through a new motor into.. unless you find one wrecked for a VERY good deal, I can garuntee you will spend more than $1000. Yes, you will need a new ECU, and new mounting hardware for the engine.
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    I've always thought of transversly mounting a big old V8 on a Fiero transmission in a Civic...Just a thought...
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    Originally posted by Aaron Cake
    I've always thought of transversly mounting a big old V8 on a Fiero transmission in a Civic...Just a thought...
    ive always thought about taking a porsche 911 engine and moving it to the front of a FWD car... just another thought for ya

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    Yeah, but the Porsche engine sounds like ***...
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    Originally posted by Aaron Cake
    Yeah, but the Porsche engine sounds like ***...


    although a nice meaty growl of a well tuned V8 does turn heads!!! mine included!!!

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    I was reading a really funny article in a magazine once... Evidently they paid some engineers from ford to cram a ford v8 crate motor, t-5, and 8.8" rear end into Ford Focus hatchback. Asside from the dual exhaust coming out of the back, it looked stock.

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