1. New Forum Software:
    We have finally upgraded the forum software due to it being so outdated. If you are having any issues with new forum please let us know. Please post any issues in this thread http://www.clubcivic.com/forum/threads/clubcivic-com-forum-upgrade.227221/

B18c Engine swap into my 02 civic EX

Discussion in 'Engine Tech / Drivetrain' started by 02civic, Apr 30, 2003.



Welcome to ClubCivic a Honda Civic Forum

Club Civic is an online Honda Civic forum and community for all Honda Civic enthusiasts. Whether you own a Honda Civic Si, Ex, Type R, Dx, Lx, Cx, Dx, Vx, or even a hybrid you will find valuable information and honda civic car parts on this site. Take a look around to view Honda Civic discussion; including a photo gallery, maintenance information, tech tips, as well as ways to get better performance from your Honda Civic. Visit the Members Ride's to view and rate other member’s Honda Civics. Click here to start viewing the Honda Civic Forums. Before you start posting on this site you will need to register. If you are already registered and not logged in, please login here.

Browse the forums by generation by clicking below or browse all honda civic forums.


  1. 02civic

    02civic New Member 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2003
    Messages:
    4
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    i was wondering were i could get some info about putting a B18C engine in my 02 civic if anyone knows anything please let me know thanks.
     
  2. Declectic

    Declectic SeanJohn1802 Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2003
    Messages:
    9,942
    Location:
    Stockton, CA
    too new of a swap, not enuff people (or any) have any experience or have done this ... i was thinkin of the same thing, you'd be better off with a k series engine in the new 7thgens i would think tho
     
  3. Team 4R

    Team 4R Dr. DIY Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2003
    Messages:
    1,286
    Location:
    Diamond Bar, CA
    first of all, you're going to have one hell of a time fitting a counter-clockwise rotating motor into your chassis..... tranny, block...... none of it will fit. mounts, linkages, hoses, etc, etc.......... even if you get that figured out you'll have to locate the engine on the driver's side (not on the passenger side, like in your car) which will throw off your balance...... axles probably won't fit...... exhaust manifold...........

    it boils down to this: the new civic and integras were not designed to be compatible with the d, b, and h-series motors . it's the beginning of an entirely new generation of parts........
     
  4. Linguistics

    Linguistics Live Manikins Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2003
    Messages:
    4,329
    Location:
    Sacramento, CA
    well...considering the new civics (minus the si) have d-series engines...and since d to b series swaps are easy, then wouldnt it be the same situation on the 7th gen?
     
  5. SickCiViC

    SickCiViC New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2002
    Messages:
    582
    Location:
    Wildwood, FL
    no way man. they are completely different types of D series engines. nothing is the same on these new civics. it's like team 4r said, it's a new beginning.
     
  6. slambed_civic

    slambed_civic New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2002
    Messages:
    3,313
    Location:
    Delaware
    dude, just wait for the K20 to become more of a popular swap and get it... its been done already, but its hella expensive...
     
  7. Linguistics

    Linguistics Live Manikins Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2003
    Messages:
    4,329
    Location:
    Sacramento, CA
    aahhh...i now see. my dumb assuming ass figured that a d16 would work very similar to a d17...gosh those honda folks are crafty
     
  8. slambed_civic

    slambed_civic New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2002
    Messages:
    3,313
    Location:
    Delaware
    dude, people gotta learn right? but if you pop the hood of a 7th gen, its weird lookin, its not traditional at all... there isnt a distributor, which really threw me off... and if you own a 7th gen... good luck finding an OEM air filter.... lol well by now someone has to make one... who knows?
     
  9. 02civic

    02civic New Member 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2003
    Messages:
    4
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    well i have checked out the K20 and it would cost about 10,000 to have it done but i have seen a 7th Gen with a B18C and i was told it was not to bad in price. I have called hasport and they have the engine mounts for it.
     
  10. Team 4R

    Team 4R Dr. DIY Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2003
    Messages:
    1,286
    Location:
    Diamond Bar, CA
    the kit for a b-series into a 7th gen civic....? i find that hard to believe, but if i see that i guess i have to........

    i also think it was incredibly poor of honda to name their new sohc motors in the d-series...... should've made it a goddamn m-series... anything would be better than mass confusion............. and you KNOW we are going to see a lot of people mix up d16y and d16a
     
  11. Linguistics

    Linguistics Live Manikins Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2003
    Messages:
    4,329
    Location:
    Sacramento, CA
  12. Team 4R

    Team 4R Dr. DIY Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2003
    Messages:
    1,286
    Location:
    Diamond Bar, CA
    fine.... p-series? im just saying it should have a different name............ don't nit pick buddy
     
  13. Handlebars

    Handlebars None Taken. Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2003
    Messages:
    5,736
    Location:
    CT
    the swap has been done, there are mounts out for it, its not easy, but its not that hard, and its very much illegal if your in a state like cali. honestly totaly not worth it in this car. you lose your new car warranty and everything, and you paid a lot of money to get a new car with a new engine. find a high mileage eg and put the b18c in that. you'll spend less money to buy the second car than to pay for the extra labor, wiring work, and engine mounts. you also get the flexibility of 2 cars, you keep your warranty and reliability, and you have a significantly faster car (the eg's are several hundred lbs lighter than a new civic)
     
  14. Linguistics

    Linguistics Live Manikins Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2003
    Messages:
    4,329
    Location:
    Sacramento, CA
    oh...i wasnt nit picking...i thought the m-series was an actual engine somewhere that my uneducated ass didnt know about
     


Share This Page