So I currently have a D16y8 in my 98 Civic Ex Coupe and wanted to know which engine build would be a better fit for it. I’m looking for something with a little more Bark and the least amount of bite lol
OK?i was told the auto v6s didnt bolt upto the civics?
where i am in the world we didnt get any late 90s manual v6 accords (or odysseys if they came manual?), its somewhat been a bit of a pipedream for myself to jswap my coupe, we have quite a few auto ones that find there was way to junkyards with burnt auto clutch packs, so the motors are cheap, but when i researched that path, apparently it wasnt possible.OK?
I recommended going through with an automatic v6 swap because if he goes automatic B18 or B20, he is not gonna be satisfied, as the CRV transmissions are in the same boat as Honda Odyssey owners, 80-90% of them are foolish and think because its a honda, it will survive not getting normal maintenance.
Auto K swaps can be cheap as well, but gearing in the Accords are long, and while good for fuel economy, will suck for performance (remember he wants it cheap).
An Auto V6 gets the best of everything ONCE YOU FIND A GOOD TRANSMISSION. good fuel economy, possibly around 40mpg driving easy. Good performance, it is made to move around a minivan. and completely awesome reliability from the engine, which only gets hurt when someone does a timing belt and mess's up the timing (which is easy to do if you dont double check things out)