V TEC ENGINE CAN THEY BE INSTALED IN A HONDA CIVIC EX?


CAN I PUT A V TEC ON A 99 HONDA CIVIC EX THAT HAS A REGULAR ENGINE IN IT. Honda Civic EX 1996-2000

One more thing no one has mention. P2P ECU is for the 99-00 Civic SI and will not fit 96-97 Civic. P2P is an OBDII.B anything older than 98 is OBDII.A there’s a difference in the wiring harness. Trust me, I have a P2P ECU laying around in my garage and the harness is difference from 96-97 Make sure what OBDII version you have. All Civic EX comes with Vtec. Plus your question is a bit confusing.. Why you want to swap in a stock engine were you already have a Vtec engine to begin with. Unless you’re doing a DOHC Vtec motor. Than yea I will understand. To swap in a DOHC Vtec engine (B16a, B16b, B17a1, B18c1, B18c5, B18a/b with Vtec head, or B20z with Vtec head). These motor will basically be a drop in and bolt on. Everything is interchangeable. Just a little aftermarket Motor Mount kit from HASPORT will do the trick. If you are doing a swap, I recommend convert OBDII to OBDI. HASPORT and SKUNK2 have a piggyback harness for it, just plug and plug. I recommend using a P72 if running a b18c1, or P28 chipped to running any DOHC VTEC motor. P28 ECU is more popular due to the fact that it’s already a Vtec ECU. The P72 have the secondary throttle body module without that you’re get a check engine light unless you have it chip. Since you have a 99 Honda Civic. I recommend going for the B16a2 or if you want to go all out and JDM I recommend the B16b. Civic Type R… If you want to go extreme I recommend the k24 bottom block with K20 vtec head. That will be one hella of a frankinstein motor. Very powerful and strong, guarantee low 12’s make be 11’s with right mod and skill driving. Good Luck on your swap..

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V TEC ENGINE CAN THEY BE INSTALED IN A HONDA CIVIC EX?
CAN I PUT A V TEC ON A 99 HONDA CIVIC EX THAT HAS A REGULAR ENGINE IN IT. Honda Civic EX 1996-2000

first of all from the year 92 up
honda civic that is the ex model all come in vtec
your 99 civic should be a vtec motor
if the number on the block near your exhaust manifold(header) says
D16y8 it is a vtec motor… usually the valve cover wont say vtec it will say HONDA on it. to know if you have a vtec motor you could look for block number (D16Y8), a vtec solenoid located behind valve cover on the left top corner, and the intake manifold where throtte body connects from the left and not in the middle of the manifold, and the ecu on passenger side should read P2P. To really tell if its vtec or not is the vtec solenoid since blocks and intake manifolds are interchangeable.

all civic motor in US are call d Series motor so any d series motor can fit any civic.
also a b series from integra or crv would fit too.

if u need to install a vtec engine you would need the 96-00 D16Y8 engine, the transmission would reall help you since the gear ratios are different in different transmissions from different trim model.
you would need the engine harness and the manual ecu (P2P)
good luck

A factory 96-00 Civic EX should already have vtec. The EX comes with vtec. If you bought the car from someone and it didnt have Vtec, sucks to be you cuz they took it before selling the car to you. And if you want vtec you dont need a whole new eninge. just get vtec. its like a little thingy that connects to your valve cover but u also have to do a lot if wiring.

yes they can usually 96-00 civic ex’s are vtec (unless swapped otherwise)

u need to make sure ur using the P2P ecu which it should have unless its been switched out.

look at your engine code if its D16Y8 its vtec already / d16y7 then No vtec.

darkside: i agree with you for the most part, 96-98 being OBD2A and 99-00 being OBD2B but the P2P would be the correct ecu i do believe, the Civic Si 99-00 (EM1) was the P2T ecu.
pictures to show OBD connectors and ECU list
[ http://www.hondata.com/techecuid.html ]

Honda P2p Ecu

You need to go into more detail…
1999 EX Civics came stock with the D16y8 VTEC motor…so I don’t get what your asking unless this has to do with swap; which you should really clarify your question.

mostly 96-00 already come with a single cam vtec but if ur trying to swap for a dohc vtec its better, and yes it will fit…

yessir!
you can do that because, V-TEC is part of honda.
just a different series of engines.

yea will need the additional parts tho…computer…wiring sensors ect that r specific to v-tec motors

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