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mini-me swap


joshj2023
09-06-2005, 08:52 PM
I got a stock d15b2 and i want to do a mini-me swap...i think that I need at d16z6 head. Whenever I read something about this it says that I need an SI block and I read other places that I can just use the block I have now..so which is it? And another question is does anybody know where I can get a d16z6 head...any web-site or anything? Thanks

civicHBsi91
09-06-2005, 09:12 PM
ebay or honda-tech for the head.

CivicSpoon
09-06-2005, 10:29 PM
A mini-me is when you take a head from one engine and a block from another, it's your choice which head and block to use.

joshj2023
09-07-2005, 01:11 AM
thanks for the information...do you know if any heads will fit on to the d15b2 block?

91CRXTC
09-07-2005, 07:29 AM
i thought thats what they called "a frankenstien" not that i can spell it.

turtlecrxsi
09-07-2005, 07:45 AM
yeah, mini me is vtec head on nonvtec block.

CivicSpoon
09-07-2005, 12:05 PM
I stand corrected :D
And yes any d-series head should work with your block. Here's some info on the z6 head swap: http://hybrid2.honda-perf.org/tech/sohcvtec.html

Jos4DCivic
09-08-2005, 12:59 AM
Honda-Tech.com: FAQ: D15 SOHC VTEC Mini-Me : Massive Write-Up (56k Goodbye) (http://www.honda-tech.com/zerothread?id=554053&page=1)

D16A6 to D16Z6 Conversion..."Mini-Me" (http://crx.honda-perf.org/articles/z6swap/z6swap.html)

joshj2023
09-09-2005, 04:28 PM
Thanks a lot guys your a lot of help...which do you think would be better the d16z6 or the d16y8...I looked up some info on both of them and it looks like they perfor about the same...let me know

Jos4DCivic
09-10-2005, 01:47 AM
personaly i would go with the Y8. Most likely gonna have less miles on head. Newer. Just my :2cents:

MathewByrne
03-13-2010, 01:10 AM
go with the y8 head, it'll up your compression. also get a y8 head gasket, y8 timing belt, si distributor, p28 chipped ecu, i think obd0 to obd1 jumper harness and i've been reading things about it saying its recomended that you have it cammed and full exhaust. have the head checked for bent valves, p&p if its in your price range, and while the head is off you might as well change water pump, thermostat, and any upgrades you want to do to it while its off so that way you don't have to go back, take it appart and yeah.. oh and if you have the d15b2 get an adjustable cam cause alot of the posts i read say on the b2 while putting timing belt back on it'll be half a tooth off. this stuff is what i know so far and remember. you can use other ecu's but i'm going with p28. you could also just do a mpfi swap and just get a mpfi intake mani use the same harness, get a different ecu and just change around like 6 wires. something like that. look it up.

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