Engine & Gearbox What clutch - B16/ B18

Discussion in 'Honda B-Series' started by civic_bitch, Sunday 22nd Nov, 2009.

  1. civic_bitch Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆


    Just wondering what clutches people recommend, etc..

    My cars got a B16 head and a B18 bottom end but been told heads are the same, etc.. so its basically a B18

    Clutches will be the same for either tho won't they so shud I just order a normal B16 one

    Who on this forum does them with discount for members?/


  2. TwistedSanity666 Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    I'm guessing this will be moved to the tech help section, besides that, I'm going to be useless at answering this
  3. pattys civic ep3 Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    who told u b16 an b18 heads are the same? lol

    i have a exedy stage one its perfect for daily use but for just normal road driving id go for OEM exedy
  4. Ash-310 Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    off topic here but patty why was you not at the meet tonight??

  5. civic_bitch Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    Loads of people have, lol

    So what do I order??? A B16 one or a B18 one?

    I know when I got the cambelt done the B16 one was too short and I had to go and order the B18 one, lol :Grin:
  6. Gary. Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Just get a blueprint clutch, do not buy an Exedy stage 1. theyre ultimate shan.
  7. Ash-310 Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    if its a b18 block then always use a b18 belt as it has a taller block than the b16 one!
  8. pattys civic ep3 Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    no car mate can't go on foot patrol lol...deposits been taken so can't risk fucking it up taking it any where lol was it good?

    well b16 and b18 heads are diffrent depending on what ones! im pretty sure b18c cams are alot diffrent to b16a2 ones for a start!
  9. civic_bitch Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    Yep as I found out, lol... Anyways, back to the clutch....
  10. Ash-310 Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    i don't want to sound like a cunt be it wernt very good lol no one was really showing their cars or whatever just parked up and left lol and was VERY cold :Frown: sorry for the spam!!

    back to clutches :Grin:
  11. civic_bitch Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    Well all im saying is what I got told... Also got told it flows better with the B16a2 head on anyways so win win for me I hope :Grin:

    Shame its clutch time as more money I just wana know what one to go for.. I do use it daily but also love a bit of play in it, haha
  12. Ash-310 Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    i THINK a b16 head on a b18 block lowers the compression slightly! please correct me if im wrong!
  13. civic_bitch Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    Either way I wana clutch, lol :Grin:
  14. ek-greeny Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Blueprint from a motorfactors. It won't be making mega power to warrant an uprated clutch and a non-gen OEM spec will be cheap m do the job. B18 or b16 will fit I think, but go for b18 to be safe
  15. big_mac87 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    if u want to find out about which clutch u need ave always used http://www.exedy.co.uk/ as they have all the diemensions and spline numbers on there for all cars, but the b18 clutch is a different size to the b16 as ave just got one from there, it also has all the engine codes and chassis codes for better identification, hope this helps.
  16. civic_bitch Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    Thanks hun but been a lass and half asleep I've got nee idea and that looks complicated, lol :Grin:

    Any takers?? :Grin:
  17. big_mac87 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    what engine code is it and what model and al have a quick check if u want, is it a b18c7 out of a teg Type-R?

    also u after standard or sports clutch
  18. civic_bitch Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆


    I got a B16a2 head and a B18c4 bottom end from the MB6 Civic.. most people class it as a B18 but im confused, lol :Grin:

    And any clutch.. Wud prefer an uprated one but not too fussed tbh, depends on price : )
  19. 689r Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Blueprint ITR clutch. Will handle your power, won't break the bank.
  20. Charlay Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    B18 bottom end = b18 or b16 clutch/flywheel bits, starter motor, B18 belts!!!

    B16A,B16B and B18C(5/6 and R, not C1/C4 and C-sir) come from the same mould/casting PR3, then have different parts attached/flow work(cams, springs/retainers/valves)

    B18C1/C4/C-sir are different, and i do believe as someone has said they have a smaller clearance volume = meaning a slightly higher compression than the PR3 cast heads(can't remember the B18C4, maybe P72 or P73 heads)