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So i am officialy apart of D-series.org as of about 10 sec ago. lol
and i own a 1998 Honda Civic Ex Coupe, and wondering about
what to do with my D series motor. upgrade it?
or sell it and get a lower mileage D series motor and
then upgrade THAT. haha. ill start off small but i am
going to be asking alot of questions. i need some answers. haha.

thanks.
 

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what are your plans? these "upgrades" you speak of...?
 

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do the auto to manual swap first. you notice the power curve change. then do "upgrades" on the engine.


what are your ideas of "upgrade"?
turbo?
supercharger?
built NA motor for DD?
built NA motor for DD & track ready?

tell us. we can help.
 

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okay. where should i look for a manual tranny for my
engine? and how much are you thinking total cost??
 

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your local salvage yards, local caigslist, classifieds in your local paper...

youre a n00b so dont expect anybody on the site to sell to you until youre a bit more well known and able to browse the classifieds section on this site.
 

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oh ic ic.
i will definately check that out right now.
but yeah, upgrades to my car... i want to replace
everything on it except for the block.
then turbo.
 

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check out the DIY and build threads here. very informative.

DIY section & SHOWCASE section
 

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swap out the whole engine for a lower mileage one.
Normally I'd say keep it, but piecing together a 5-spd swap gets expensive... trust me, I know it since I just did mine.
It's usually cheaper to buy the whole d16 swap with 5spd trans and shift lincage and what know from someone who just went B or something.

If you want a high number turbo, it doesn't evem matter if it's a high mileage engine, since you'll be replacing most of the internals anyway.
 

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so, sell the motor i have with the auto tranny?
then buy another d series that comes with a 5 speed tranny...
and this would be cheaper???
 

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ah ic.
hmmm. well i may just end up selling it.
even though i have been through alot with it.
haha.
maybe a 02 civic thats NOT black would be better...
hmmm. black is just ridiculous to keep up with.
 

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dont get the 02, i mean the D17 is OK, but theres a TON more support for the D16. The biggest headache when doing the auto-manual is wiring, theres a few really good DIY's here on it. The easiest thing is to buy a complete swap, with trans, ECU, ect. well the easiest is to buy a manual car, but swap wise the complete swap is best
 

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i spend around $600 in my auto to manual swap and i got my tranny for $80 i didnt spend for install because i did it myself so i think buying a whole engine is way cheaper im still having idling problems so that means more $$ everyday lol Good look and welcome!
 

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um wheres the pics of the car?..you need 65 post to buy sell or trade on here..and theres nothing wrong with the mileage..i got all most 160,xxx miles on my 89 civic 4dr lx..
 

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This is only the 1 Billionth time I've seen a thread like this. Don't ask questions, just search and search and search...
 

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it has a 155,000 miles on it.
1.6 L D16y8.
automatic. but i want to convert to manual.
you might wanna talk to Tory (Agent T) on here about that first. Hes going throw a pain in the ass deal with swapin his over. You might do better to get you a whole new civ if your thinkin about that.
 
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