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Old 03-07-2012, 11:01 AM   #1
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Default 1995 vtec del sol - what engine do I have?

Im 17 and I just purchased a 1995 honda del sol but i dont know much about it or cars in general for that matter. I was hoping somebody could tell me how i can find out if my engine is the JDM model or whether it's a b16a1 etc...

anything you have to say about the honda del sol that can give me a little knowledge or a tad bit more capability would be appreciated beyond belief. Thanks alot.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:04 AM   #2
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is it a dohc or sohc?

pics would help too
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:12 AM   #3
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Honestly I have no idea. I'm clueless at the moment but i've got a very strong desire to learn these things. How can I Find out? ill post a pic of the engine in a minute
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:19 AM   #4
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Default Re: 1995 vtec del sol firstcar

does the top look like this:
http://www.fizzautosports.com/images..._typRred_B.jpg


or this?
http://mongus.webs.com/DSCN2164.JPG
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:27 AM   #5
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Default Re: 1995 vtec del sol - what engine do I have?

In 1995 the del sol vtec came with a b16a3, del sol si came with a d16z6 and the del sol s came with a d15b7.

The b16a3 with say "DOHC VTEC" on the valve cover, the other two are single cam engines.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:50 AM   #6
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gold pwr r4ng3r: it looks like the second picture. im working on uploading a pic
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:51 AM   #7
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then you have the USDM d16z6.
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speedooo: so my 1995 del sol vtec is a b16a3 DOHC?
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Default Re: 1995 vtec del sol - what engine do I have?

I'm almost positive you have an SI model.

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Open the hood, look to the left of the exhaust manifold. It has a stamping of the engine....for example D16Z6 or B16A3
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_CR-X_del_Sol
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gold: thank you so much for the help. What does that mean in terms of respect\power\quality? because from my research i see that most people adore the JDM models.
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gold: thank you so much for the help. What does that mean in terms of respect\power\quality? because from my research i see that most people adore the JDM models.
respect: its a single cam. people have mixed emotions; some love them, some think theyre for p***ies

power: you got i believe around 125 hp i could be wrong...

quailty: its a honda...
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so how do i label my engine? this thread has thrown me a few different directions. It's a USDM d16z6 Vtec?
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It's a USDM d16z6 Vtec?
more than likely yes
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so how do i label my engine? this thread has thrown me a few different directions. It's a USDM d16z6 Vtec?
there will be a stamp that shows what motor it is under the head and next to the transmission
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Default Re: 1995 vtec del sol - what engine do I have?

d16z6. turbo it and love it.

the difference between usdm and jdm is minimal.
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Default Re: 1995 vtec del sol - what engine do I have?

there is a lot of misleading terms when it comes to the del sol. as mentioned above there are three trim levels: s, si, vtec. THe confusion is that the si does have a vtec engine but its the sohc vtec.

OP, sounds like you have a 95 del sol si (not vtec trim). with the d16z6 sohc vtec engine. good info from power ranger
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Default Re: 1995 vtec del sol - what engine do I have?

It's got 145k miles on it, should that deter me from putting a turbo on it? im young and in need of more power!!! it's slow and unsatisfying right now. Suggestions anybody?
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what can i do for more speeeeeed?
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swap, turbo, supercharge, aftermarket parts?
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B series swap. you can get one for relatively cheap and there is an awesome increase in power
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I love this car but i dont think i have the money for an engine swap. I cant put a turbo on my current engine though so it would come out to like 3500$ to turbo it because i'd need a new engine. TIme to look at new cars maybe :/
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if you dont have enough to swap it, why get another car?
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