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Old 19-Aug-2007, 10:36 PM
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Little help with wording

I'm looking for a dohc ZC to drop into my 00 si automatic, how would I word my WTB as far as what I actually need?
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Old 19-Aug-2007, 11:22 PM
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"I'm looking for a dohc ZC to drop into my 00 si automatic." I don t see anything wrong with that... ?

but you should get some opinions on the swap...
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Old 20-Aug-2007, 12:11 AM
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not a good choice of swap, id stick with a Y7 if u want a non vtec replacement, OR the Y8 vtec swap. ZC dohc motors are to old, usually beat on, and hard to find in good shape. Stick with a newer motor ! good luck
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Old 20-Aug-2007, 10:09 AM
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I've got the y8, just looking for more torque and hp. My understanding is that this is a pretty simple swap.
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Old 20-Aug-2007, 06:29 PM
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i dont know the hp of the y8 but the obd1 dohc zc is only like 140 hp
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A d16y8 or a yuk D17a2 would be a lot better and cost about the same as a beat on ZC. Besides you're looking at the same amount of HP from either engine.
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Old 20-Aug-2007, 07:31 PM
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if the info i found is accurate, my d16y8 is 127hp 107torque compared to 160hp and 117torque. Quite a bit of a difference. With my brother inlaw being a honda mech, he'll be cleaning and installing the zc for next to nothing.
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Old 20-Aug-2007, 07:59 PM
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wow 160.. obd1 dohc zc????? lol. unless my info is not accurate, thats bull****.
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Old 20-Aug-2007, 08:30 PM
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That 160hp is more like a B16A instead of the ZC.

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Old 20-Aug-2007, 09:14 PM
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These are the numbers I found:
90-91 Civic/CRX
Si-R EF-8/9 ZC 16 Valve DOHC VTEC
1595cc
10.4:1 c.r
PGM-FI MPFI 160 bhp @7600 8200 rpm 111 lbft @ 7000

If thats not the right engine, thats why I'm asking my question regarding how to get the one that fits.
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That can't be the right info.

Honda Civic CRX SiR from JPN had a B16A engine and the lower models I believe had the ZC. I used the have the SOHC ZC non vtec and it was close the to DOHC version and I can assure it wasn't a 160hp monster.
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Old 20-Aug-2007, 09:48 PM
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don't do it. its not a monster. save and get a b-series.
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Old 20-Aug-2007, 10:25 PM
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if you want more torque and hp, go with an ls/vtec, not much more $$ and u'll be more than happy with the results
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Originally posted by pain2bare
These are the numbers I found:
90-91 Civic/CRX
Si-R EF-8/9 ZC 16 Valve DOHC VTEC
1595cc
10.4:1 c.r
PGM-FI MPFI 160 bhp @7600 8200 rpm 111 lbft @ 7000

If thats not the right engine, thats why I'm asking my question regarding how to get the one that fits.
not a dohc zc . they never came in vtec.
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Old 20-Aug-2007, 10:38 PM
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Originally posted by janz3n


not a dohc zc . they never came in vtec.
ya i was gonna say ive never heard of a zc vtec...lol
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Old 21-Aug-2007, 01:27 AM
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going up only a few ponies and a few ft lbs torque really wont be "quite a difference"...

i think you may find yourself a touch more than disapointed.

with the dropping prices of B series engines, imo, that's where your money would be better spent. even a b16a gen 2.. they go for 1500-ish now, complete.

and, like others have said on here - d15's, zc's....all are aging motors. the days of "50k engines" doesn't exist anymore...how many engines from 89 and into the 90s REALLY honestly have 50k or even close to that anymore?...

hell, even drop a b16a2 into your car. blammo, sir ahoy, and it fits your gen of coupe.

best of luck choosing..but..patience is key... dont just jump on an engine decision cuz you want it now....
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Old 21-Aug-2007, 12:19 PM
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number one its not 160 bhp and even if it was because your car weighs as much a two crxs what do you think the power loss is gonna be.
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Old 21-Aug-2007, 01:24 PM
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that info u have says SiR EF8/9 which are JDM codes for the crx and civic hatch, which came with 1st gen B16's.....so the info is correct, but some lower models did did have ZC's in them but as stated earlier, no vtec and certainly not 160hp...... SiR usually automatically is always b16, never zc......and i have never heard of a zc powered EF8/9
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Old 22-Aug-2007, 12:08 AM
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Originally posted by Nicotine
going up only a few ponies and a few ft lbs torque really wont be "quite a difference"...

i think you may find yourself a touch more than disapointed.

with the dropping prices of B series engines, imo, that's where your money would be better spent. even a b16a gen 2.. they go for 1500-ish now, complete.

and, like others have said on here - d15's, zc's....all are aging motors. the days of "50k engines" doesn't exist anymore...how many engines from 89 and into the 90s REALLY honestly have 50k or even close to that anymore?...

hell, even drop a b16a2 into your car. blammo, sir ahoy, and it fits your gen of coupe.

best of luck choosing..but..patience is key... dont just jump on an engine decision cuz you want it now....
Ya, I think I'll just let my brother inlaw handle the finding and fit. I don't think the pages I've been reading are accurate considering everyone thats posted argues what i've found.
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