civic vx swap - Fuelly Forums

Android Users - Coming Soon! - Migrating from aCar 4.8 to 5.0

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-21-2008, 07:44 PM   #1
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 20
Country: United States
civic vx swap

i plan on swapping the vx d15z1 engine into my civic coupe. i already have the engine all set, wiring harness, and ecu. the only thing that i am missing is the egr control box. i am having trouble finding the box so my question is, can i still swap in the engine and have it run fine until i find the box in the future, or will the engine run like **** and give me poor gas mileage. anyone with any info would be very much appreciated
__________________

Paulie D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2008, 07:54 PM   #2
Registered Member
 
GasSavers_Erik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 1,027
Country: United States
Check out the end of this thread (same question). It looks like other Honda EGR control boxes might work).

http://www.gassavers.org/showthread.php?t=7086v

Please start a gas log when you finish the conversion- I have always wondered if the Coupe has better aerodynamics than the VX hatchback and I am interested in seeing your results.
__________________

GasSavers_Erik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2008, 11:24 PM   #3
Registered Member
 
suspendedhatch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 445
Country: United States
Send a message via AIM to suspendedhatch
Quote:
Originally Posted by Erik View Post
Check out the end of this thread (same question). It looks like other Honda EGR control boxes might work).

http://www.gassavers.org/showthread.php?t=7086v

Please start a gas log when you finish the conversion- I have always wondered if the Coupe has better aerodynamics than the VX hatchback and I am interested in seeing your results.
Even the DX hatchback has better aerodynamics than the coupe. On a coupe, the slope of the rear windshield causes the boundary layer to get very thick. The Civic hatchback has a teardrop shape toward the rear and then a factory spoiler for clean separation.
__________________

Civic VX, D15Z7, 5 Speed LSD, AEM EMS, AEM UEGO, AEM Twin Fire, Distributor-less, Waste Spark
suspendedhatch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2008, 12:00 AM   #4
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 20
Country: United States
ya i plan on not getting as good as the hatchback bc of the aerodynamics and extra weight, but i don't like the hatch look so i figured id try this along with a few mods in the future...thanks for the info erik
Paulie D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2008, 06:00 AM   #5
Registered Member
 
GasSavers_Erik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 1,027
Country: United States
Quote:
Originally Posted by suspendedhatch View Post
Even the DX hatchback has better aerodynamics than the coupe. On a coupe, the slope of the rear windshield causes the boundary layer to get very thick. The Civic hatchback has a teardrop shape toward the rear and then a factory spoiler for clean separation.
Thanks- that's good to know, I have been looking to buy a coupe because I figured it would get just as good as mileage as a hatchback (I figured that there would be less wake than the hatch). Now I know better.
GasSavers_Erik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2008, 12:51 PM   #6
Registered Member
 
suspendedhatch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 445
Country: United States
Send a message via AIM to suspendedhatch
If you want a coupe (I hate Honda coupes because there's no rear head room), you could install vortex generators.

Here is a ton of great aero articles: http://autospeed.com/cms/search/inde...namics&x=0&y=0
__________________

__________________

Civic VX, D15Z7, 5 Speed LSD, AEM EMS, AEM UEGO, AEM Twin Fire, Distributor-less, Waste Spark
suspendedhatch is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is there a OBDI or OBDII conversion for older vehicles? kozaz General Fuel Topics 3 11-13-2007 08:32 PM
Advantages of owning an old car mrmad General Discussion (Off-Topic) 11 09-03-2007 03:13 PM
WTB: Civic VX Wiring dj1000 Wanted to Buy 0 08-22-2007 06:26 AM
Hey people: enter your location in your profile please MetroMPG Fuelly Web Support and Community News 7 02-18-2007 08:58 AM
I just finished my HF transmission swap GasSavers_Erik General Fuel Topics 7 01-30-2007 01:51 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.