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ZC swap should i do it?

Old 14-Jun-2007, 12:40 AM
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ZC swap should i do it?

i know some one that will sell me a ZC SOHC for $400 for my 1989 civic dx. my plans are to rebiuld the block so its better then new. should i do it?
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Old 14-Jun-2007, 03:12 AM
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a built ZC is faster than B16 and GSR, cheap power and cheaper to maintain than a B-series engine

i have stock ZC in my EG hatch with ZC ECU and intake and it's already a lot faster than any D-series engines

and i am getting 600km per 40L of gas
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Old 14-Jun-2007, 07:12 AM
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Don't waste your money on a ZC motor.
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Old 14-Jun-2007, 08:14 AM
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Originally posted by Turbo-D
Don't waste your money on a ZC motor.



too old already
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Old 14-Jun-2007, 09:25 PM
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In my opinion....get a D15b-vtec. The thing loves HIGH REV's!
Get yourself a good intake,header and full exhauts system.
Then get yourself an adj. cam gear, port/bore tb to intake manifold 60mm tb. And tune it. It will hit 140whp+/-.
I've seen this motor rev to 8,500 daily! with a stg.2 cam springs and retainers...made 147whp.

If you need a MINT D15b-vtec... motor let me know
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Originally posted by sleeper_civic
In my opinion....get a D15b-vtec. The thing loves HIGH REV's!
Get yourself a good intake,header and full exhauts system.
Then get yourself an adj. cam gear, port/bore tb to intake manifold 60mm tb. And tune it. It will hit 140whp+/-.
I've seen this motor rev to 8,500 daily! with a stg.2 cam springs and retainers...made 147whp.

If you need a MINT D15b-vtec... motor let me know
my ZC makes 135hp and i was dead even with D15b VTEC until 6000rpm then i start pulling off 1 car away from a head to head start, and on hwy it just couldn't keep up with me as i am still pulling hard on 3rd and 4th

both of us has same DX tranny, exhaust and intake, otherwise it's pretty much stock

i had so many SOHC VTECs (D16Z6, D16Y8, F22, J32, D15) b4 and now i have a ZC, but i really have to admit that DOHC engines are better in the high end

and my ZC comes with a hydro tranny which is 92+ as the D15B, not the cable tranny ones from the 80s
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Old 21-Jun-2007, 04:21 PM
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If your gonna just swap the zc in then get it. Forget the rebuild, you can put in a B16 for the cost it will run you to rebuild the ZC.
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Old 28-Jun-2007, 12:48 AM
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I've had 2 DOHC zc set-ups one in an ef and one in an eg. There "ok"...but after market parts for them are not like the D15b-vtec. The jdm D15b-vtec = D16z6. The entire head is virtually the same except the bigger camshaft the jdm d15b-vtec has. The bottom ends are diff and the d15b's have better r/s ratios.
Stock DOHC ZC vs Stock D15b-vtec... are pretty much the same performance wise stock vs stock. But the D15b's love high rev's, the Dohc zc's dont really like em.

So really if you just want a stock motor "maybe" u could consider a dohc zc ( i would still recomend a d15bvtec though ) but if u don't want it stock grab a jdm d15bvtec and if you wanna do a serious build D16z6!
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good thing he wants a sohc zc and not a dohc zc.
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