different engine swap

Discussion in '6th Generation (1996-2000)' started by O'Neal, Monday 23rd Nov, 2009.

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  1. O'Neal Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    I'd like to put an engine into my Civic thats from a different manufacturer than Honda. Anyone done this before? can't find much info on the web. How can you determine if it can or can't be done?
  2. brown4454 Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    I've seen a metro and a 1st Generation golf, with b serise in.

    mini's have been done to death

    golf, old school dub looks with a proper engine in

    metro, lightweight track machine, again with a good engine in.

    a clio with a vag 1.8t in. no idea why, other than it was cheaper to put a 280 BHP 1.8t in than try get that with the reno engine

    what engine are you thinking?? i can understand putting a honda engine in another car, but what could you replace a honda engine with? that for the cost of doing it, you could make the honda engine out perform it
  3. 1964 Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Could be worth looking into other jap engines. Possibly a rotary? :Tongue:
  4. stujotham Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    If they can put a corvette engine into a Civic i think you will find a way haha
  5. Stokes Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Anything is possible if you have the $$$.

    But rotary sounds like a good idea :Smile:
  6. brown4454 Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    the wankle is a horrid engine,

    there is a yank build somewhere . where he's putting a big v8 in a Civic,
  7. Sirk Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    "a couple of Nissan SR20s must pull a premium one week before race wars"
  8. O'Neal Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    I was thinking along the lines of an Alfa Romeo GTV 3.0 V6 engine :Smile:
  9. brown4454 Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    why that engine?
  10. al9955 Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    why would you want to do it?, what possible reason could you have for swapping in an engine from another manufacture?

    anything can be done with the right amount of money, but the only possible reason i could think that you'd want to swap the engine from another manufacture is for mega power for drag racing, even then, k-series have been known for 1000BHP in the states

  11. daz-civic Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    anything can be done if you have the skills youve just got to look at the sd1 with the rolls royce tank engine to see that

    you won't find much info cause its not as common to do

    id say the most common engine swap for a non honda engine is probably the 4g63 and one of the main reasons that they get done is in america the 4g63 is ten a penny
  12. haggis Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    get an S2000 and put a 2JZ-GTE in it
  13. Gunter Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    why not a honda 3.5 litre?

    if you want your car to drive like shit and be slower than a EK9 then thats what you want :Grin:

  14. Gunter Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    3.2 v6 in the latest honda tuning mag


  15. scottboy Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    All that hard work and then add possibly the gayest sun strip ever
  16. 689r Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

  17. Gunter Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    and a gay spoiler
  18. Ash-310 Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    that is fucking sick! not keen on the bodykit but the conversion is awesome!!
  19. brown4454 Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    if you have a spare car, and that alfa engine lying around, yeah go for it, test your skills. waste some cash,

    as an experience. it may be good.

    but that kind of wight, for not much power. the outcome will not be good.

    ask yourself, why, and what do you want out of the car.

    if you want a drag car,thers plenty d or b turbo options. maybe k if you have alot of cash to waste

    if you want to say, I've got the only alfa powered Civic in the world, crack on get it made.
  20. brown4454 Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    as a show of skill, yes its great, but its pointless showing off exercise

    nearly every other honda engine route they could of went would of produced a better car to drive
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