Swap Dead D17A1 for D15B ??? - 2002 Civic non-vtec

TDPsGM

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My son baked his 2002 Honda civic engine ( never checked his oil :angryred: ).
I won't fix it FOR him, but I'll help.
We found a D15B engine imported from Japan (non-vtec).
My understanding is that everything should port right across from the D17A1 (non-vtec):
  • manifolds
  • plug coils
  • Air Conditioning
  • belts
  • transmission
  • electrical harness connectors
  • etc, etc.
Can anyone confirm this for me?

I appreciate the help.
 
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TDPsGM

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Here are the images of the D15B engine they sent me:

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All the hoses and connectors look the same to me.
Not sure if this helps answer my question or not.

Any thought on the matter would be appreciated.
Thanks again for the help.
 


Mr.Baker

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This gives good info and detail.
 

TDPsGM

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That's awesome Mr.Baker!
Thanks for the video - that's exactly what I was looking for.
Great info on the timing belt too! (1 tooth shorter than the D17A1 timing Belt - I was wondering if it was going to be different).

. . . having said that, if the belt is 1 tooth longer but the spacing between the teeth is the same, the only thing that could be off is the tensioner travel - so I am not sure why the fellow in the video would have had a "Ticking" noise with the D17A1 belt.

Discussion point - anyone?

I'll grab this engine and post back here if I learn anything else interesting beyond what was in the video here.
Thanks again.
Cheers.
 


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TDPsGM

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I just noticed something on the D15b . . . the Crankshaft pulley doesn't have a slot for the AC. I should be able to swap the pulley from the D17A1 over shouldn't I ? Splines, diameter of the shaft, etc should be the same, no?
 

Mr.Baker

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the Crankshaft pulley doesn't have a slot for the AC. I should be able to swap the pulley from the D17A1 over shouldn't I ? Splines, diameter of the shaft, etc should be the same, no?
Swap it over, report back what you found.
 



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