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Old 10-30-2009, 05:52 PM   #1
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Here is the deal. I am getting a b18a1 from a friend for like $200. one of the cylinders has low compression. If i get it, it will be in my 96 ex coupe. Is it worth it? I'm going to rebuild it when I get it, but I just want to know if it a good motor. In about a year i plan to boost it. Thanks in advance for the help!!
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GREAT motor, and great platform for boost later on. there are many optios you can run with on it. LS turbo, LS/Vtec and even add turbo to that. (thats my current setup and i LOVE it) get it, build it and have fun. are you doing an OEM build or forged internals?
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No, if you want to boost later, get a B18B1 if you on a budget. B is better than the A model.
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just cause it has the knock sensor already
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GREAT motor, and great platform for boost later on. there are many optios you can run with on it. LS turbo, LS/Vtec and even add turbo to that. (thats my current setup and i LOVE it) get it, build it and have fun. are you doing an OEM build or forged internals?

havemt really figured it out, ill decide after i get it
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Bump, I need more answers. If it is worth it, I will get it tomorrow!
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Bump, I still need answers. If it is worth it, I will be picking up the motor today! I just need more input!
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its worth it dude go for it!! I have a b18a in my Ferio eg8 and must i say DAMN for a little 1.8L it pulls pretty damn hard. GREAT motor for boost as well. you will have a lot of fun and will not regret it. 200 dollars is a great deal, just take care of that compression leak lol. let me know how your swap goes bro! b18a civics FTW!
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get it build it and go! i had 2 of them and a B20 they are fun for daily drivers
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ok well couldnt get it today, had too much to do, ill pick it up tomorrow!! thanks guys
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