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Old 03-06-2017, 03:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by deterhop View Post
Thank you for your response, I actually got a phone call from a friend of mine who is very knowledgeable in Honda engine swaps and after considering everything you are absolutely correct and I am going to just get another 96-00 Civic 2 door 5 speed to swap into
Remember the wiring harness details and the ECU... if it is a simple swap you want, don't just get any 96-00. Get an HX so you have the exact harness and ECU. The LX, DX, and CX all had different harnesses from the HX. Maybe the EX was similar or the same. Check that. Nonetheless, you prolly know that you have to have the HX ECU. Good luck. Post up pics. We like pics.

[BTW: I have long wondered how feasible a 2007 Honda Fit engine swap into a 1996-2000 civic would be. That engine would be newer, smaller, and cleaner burning. The EPA ratings were 33/38 for the 5MT. It's gearing was shorter than I'd like, though. (End thread jack)]
See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

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