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97 el motor replacing

Old 21-Mar-2007, 09:55 PM
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97 el motor replacing

Hi everyone i got a question.
I got a 1997 acura 1.6 el engine d16y8 (96-2000 obd2)and its on its last moments.. So i have a d16z6 (92-95 civics obd1)at home wich is in great condition and am thinking of swaping it in.. Now what would i have to change to make it work properly? Could it be as simple as switching the wiring harness over?
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Old 21-Mar-2007, 10:51 PM
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how do u know ur engine is dying...maybe it just needs a tune-up
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Old 21-Mar-2007, 10:53 PM
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306 000 km and one cylinder not firging right hmmm i dunno a whild guess lol...
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the engine can be swapped in, but it's not legal as far as I know, and it's not as simple as switching the harness over, the plugs are totally different and you'd need a different ECU as well.

these engines are dirt cheap, people just leave them at the shop after a swap, so there should be a good supply of them.
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