Go Back   Team-BHP > Under the Hood > Modifications & Accessories


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 27th September 2007, 18:03   #1
BHPian
 
crazydiablo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Bangalore/San Francisco
Posts: 854
Thanked: 21 Times
Default Swap: Vtec engine into OHC Type I

Friend has a OHC 99 1.5 model run more than a lakh kms. We came to know about a crashed VTEC which may be up for sale as parts.

Here goes the questions:

1. Are the engine mounts the same for indian VTEC and OHC type 1 1.5?

2. What all should be included with the engine?

I am thinking,

complete engine, gearbox, driveshaft, ecu and wiring harness.

What should we look for in the engine?
crazydiablo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th September 2007, 19:30   #2
BANNED
 
mclaren1885's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Bangalore (the city of modded cars) !!
Posts: 4,821
Thanked: 28 Times
Infractions: 0/1 (10)
Default

Check if the compression of all the cylinders is right. That in itself should tell a lot of stories.
mclaren1885 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th September 2007, 20:28   #3
BHPian
 
crazydiablo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Bangalore/San Francisco
Posts: 854
Thanked: 21 Times
Default

What is the price for a VTEC engine? any ball park figs?
crazydiablo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th September 2007, 20:31   #4
BANNED
 
mclaren1885's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Bangalore (the city of modded cars) !!
Posts: 4,821
Thanked: 28 Times
Infractions: 0/1 (10)
Default

Anywhere between 80k-1.1L I guess.
mclaren1885 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th September 2007, 20:57   #5
BHPian
 
doomsday's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 420
Thanked: 4 Times
Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by crazydiablo View Post

What should we look for in the engine?
As mcl suggested, checking the compression will tell you a lot about the engine. If the car has been enthusiatically driven for a long time and not maintained well, you might be looking at an engine rebuild. Remember, Honda parts are hard to source (from showrooms within India) and it might be take a painfully long amount to time. (unless one plans to do the engine in the Honda Authorised SS.

A friend of mine had bought a pre-owned VTEC which was a doctor owned vehicle and looked in pristine condition and had done only 48k kms. Some 10k odd kms later, when had to rip apart the block and found that pistons and the rings were fried. The next thing- we were unable to source the pistons from Honda showroom here. It took close to 2 months to put the engine back together.

However,since you mentioned that the car is accidental so it might not be in cranking condition. So you can start with the basic things, like checking the engine oil and the coolant reservoir etc. It'll give a fair idea of how the car has been maintained.
doomsday is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th September 2007, 21:01   #6
BANNED
 
mclaren1885's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Bangalore (the city of modded cars) !!
Posts: 4,821
Thanked: 28 Times
Infractions: 0/1 (10)
Default

Getting parts for the Honda's is not such a big issue. One does not even have to approach the showroom guys . Such is the activity going around in the tuning circle.
mclaren1885 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th September 2007, 21:01   #7
Senior - BHPian
 
v1p3r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: BLR - chasing cars...
Posts: 4,836
Thanked: 26 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by doomsday View Post
A friend of mine had bought a pre-owned VTEC which was a doctor owned vehicle and looked in pristine condition and had done only 48k kms. Some 10k odd kms later, when had to rip apart the block and found that pistons and the rings were fried. The next thing- we were unable to source the pistons from Honda showroom here. It took close to 2 months to put the engine back together.
What was the colour?
v1p3r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th September 2007, 00:13   #8
Senior - BHPian
 
V-16's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: mumbai
Posts: 4,575
Thanked: 844 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by crazydiablo View Post
Friend has a OHC 99 1.5 model run more than a lakh kms. We came to know about a crashed VTEC which may be up for sale as parts.

Here goes the questions:

1. Are the engine mounts the same for indian VTEC and OHC type 1 1.5?
Nope they are not.


Quote:
Originally Posted by crazydiablo View Post

2. What all should be included with the engine?

I am thinking,

complete engine, gearbox, driveshaft, ecu and wiring harness.
You got almost all covered.
Brakes (very imp) and the Speedo too. The suspension differs too in more ways than one.
V-16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Skirts for OHC VTEC Type II. vishnuvijay Modifications & Accessories 11 11th April 2014 08:37
Engine swap for type I OHC 1.3 JRD Modifications & Accessories 25 9th September 2008 14:24
Engine Swap Tata 407 into a Mahindra Jeep moralfibre Modifications & Accessories 11 30th July 2007 18:48


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 22:41.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks