D16v1 Engine Mods

AD08

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Im lookin to give my 1.6 civic 02 abit more go and growl. Anyone got any ideas as to what the best mods for the D16V1 engine are and how much more power it gives. Im not looking to add to much power for insurance reasons but around an extra 25-30hp would be nice. I've read Princes 'Engine Swap' Thread and realise its difficult getting power out of D series engines so would I be better just swapping it for a B16A lump. I would prefer to keep the engine its got in it now if possible. Anyone got any ideas?
 

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Engine swaps are nearly always the best cost effective mod you can do. It costs quite a bit to wring that sort of power out of existing engines. Plus you get a much better tuning base to work from.
 

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Go for the engine swap mate. A D series engine doesn't give you a lot of potential. But then it all depends on how much power you want. With a lot of work you could push 200/250 bhp, however this may strain the engine as it wasn't built to cope with that sort of power. What kind of power are you looking for mate?
 

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Probably 140-150 hp, would it take much to get that out of the D16v1 or is i worth leaving it and saving up for a stock B16A. As I say im not looking for to much power at the moment.
 

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It could be done, but I'm not actually sure what the stock bhp is on your engine. Are you sure you have the correct engine code?

If you are looking to mod it further in the future then save up for the B16A2. 160 bhp as standard. It's also a VTEC.
 

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Ye it's the right engine code take a look on google, think its 112hp stock. Im not looking to get to much power out of this engine, at the most 160hp for insurance purposes. I do prefer the idea of sticking with this engine and trying to get the power out of it if thats possible + im not looking to go to hardcore with this car; just a nice little project until iv got afew more years NCB when i can get a Type R.
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Ok mate, start with a full Powerflow exhaust and sports cat. Also uprate the manifold to a 4 branch. You will also notice the increased throttle response. Next up you should uprate the air filter and maybe add a cold air intake. If you want to keep giong you can then upgrade the cams to fast road cams. Have you thought of reducing weight as well? Maybe the addition of a carbon fibre bonnet?
 

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Ok nice one
Do you have to get the engine remapped or anythin when you do those mods n how much power am i looking at getting for that?
A new exhaust would be be nice aswell to give it abit more roar, any recommendation?
 

Prince

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You don't have to have the engine re-mapped, but it is a good option to extract a bit of extra power. I have a Powerflow and like i've told other people, Powerflow gives the biggest power gains. All of that stuff you are looking at about 20/30 bhp. Whereabouts do you live? I know a few places around Northamptonshire and in Peterborough that can do these things for you.
 

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Would you be willing to travel to Wellingborough?

I don't know any places up that way mate...try giving waynne a pm, he might have some connections up there.
 

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No problem mate. I'll always try and help a fellow Honda nut! :bigsmile:

Here's the web address of the place in Wellingborough:
http://cc-customs.com/cc-home.html

If you ring up, ask for Rob. He's quite in demand so you'll have to book a place, but the exhaust should be a day job. But his work is top notch, he also does a lot of work for Max Power. He even done my exhaust.
 

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Im lookin to give my 1.6 civic 02 abit more go and growl. Anyone got any ideas as to what the best mods for the D16V1 engine are and how much more power it gives. Im not looking to add to much power for insurance reasons but around an extra 25-30hp would be nice. I've read Princes 'Engine Swap' Thread and realise its difficult getting power out of D series engines so would I be better just swapping it for a B16A lump. I would prefer to keep the engine its got in it now if possible. Anyone got any ideas?


if u want to chuck a b16a in mate you can keep the engine loom in from the d16 cause thats what i did and it works fine all u got to do is make the cable for the lambour sensor longer and change the ecu for a b16a one
 

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You don't have to have the engine re-mapped, but it is a good option to extract a bit of extra power. I have a Powerflow and like i've told other people, Powerflow gives the biggest power gains. All of that stuff you are looking at about 20/30 bhp. Whereabouts do you live? I know a few places around Northamptonshire and in Peterborough that can do these things for you.
What’s the name of the place in Peterborough and do they do full manifold back exhausts
 

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Woah!! Massive necro!! Probably should just open your own thread to ask questions that have nothing to do with the thread you have awoken from a 10 year sleep!
 

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