Well, the one thing I know about the B16 is that I had one in a 1988 SI and it sucked gas like a mother, got, at most, 25 miles per gallon, maybe it was just a bad swap or something but i wasn't getting any good mileage out of it, it was a blast to drive though
if quickness is your goal, thats a perfect fit. a B16 in a crx is one of the cheapest+fastest combo you can get since the swap is cheaper than a gsr, and the crx weighs less than 2000 pounds
for fe, stay away from it.. just like what dave1215 said, it will be about 25 mpg on premium
I knew someone from my highschool days who had a part time job and a civic vx, lives 25 mines from school. after saving enough money from extra hours from summer, he bought a B16 swap. right after that he never really hung out or did something fun because his 50 mpg vx became a 25 mpg vx on premium, so its more than double for gas, and he never floors the thing because of gas prices (premuim). so its a worthless swap
also hes 10x as paranoid since he has a DOHC VTEC under the hood
where does all the fuel go? if it is highish compression 1.6 running at 14.7:1?
its just the fact that the B16 transmission is one of the shortest gears around, its the shortest for the B series also. at 60 mph its at like 3000 rpm. also its running on premium, so you would need to pay more for that
edit - does anyone know if this cheap one
is fuel injection / compatible with SuperMID?
Yes, it's fuel injected. That's either a twin cam ZC, a D16A8 or A9... They're pretty much all the same engine. If the SuperMID is compatible with other '88-91 fuel injected Hondas, this one should be no different.