Reputable Engine Importers? - Fuelly Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-02-2012, 05:26 PM   #1
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 127
Country: United States
Reputable Engine Importers?

As of today, I found a shell for an 89 Honda Civic Hf that appears to be in mint condition off of Craigslist. All that's required is an engine to be dropped in. My question is two fold. First, would I be better off going with the stock 1.5liter Honda D15B6 engine to maximize fuel economy, or would it be possible to squeeze out a few more MPG's with the 1.3 liter EV1 I4 engine? And yes I know, that one is carborated.

Secondly, where can I find a reputable engine importer that sells low mileaged used engines? Thank You.
__________________

Davo53209 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2012, 06:48 PM   #2
Registered Member
 
IndyFetch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 627
Country: United States
Location: Indianapolis
Re: Reputable Engine Importers?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Davo53209 View Post
As of today, I found a shell for an 89 Honda Civic Hf that appears to be in mint condition off of Craigslist. All that's required is an engine to be dropped in. My question is two fold. First, would I be better off going with the stock 1.5liter Honda D15B6 engine to maximize fuel economy, or would it be possible to squeeze out a few more MPG's with the 1.3 liter EV1 I4 engine? And yes I know, that one is carborated.

Secondly, where can I find a reputable engine importer that sells low mileaged used engines? Thank You.
I have learned not to trust imported engines. I know two people that have bought them (I do not know where from). One had a spun bearing so the engine had to be rebuild. The other had a cracked block.
__________________

IndyFetch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2012, 06:16 AM   #3
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 170
Country: United States
Re: Reputable Engine Importers?

I've had good luck with hmotorsonline. Always swap out timing belts prior to installing the motor as low mile motors probably have never been serviced other than fluid changes.

The stock efi motor is probably more efficient and will pass smog if necessary.
__________________
I exit lean burn when my life is at risk.
1998 Odyssey 24.1 mpg average
1984 crx project now on the road
hondaguy72 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2012, 06:53 AM   #4
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,460
Country: United States
Location: north east PA
Re: Reputable Engine Importers?

Along with smog, you might not be able to use an older model engine in a newer car and pass emissions in some states.
trollbait is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2012, 02:08 PM   #5
Registered Member
 
silversol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 103
Country: United States
Re: Reputable Engine Importers?

This place is local to me in atlanta I have bought 15+ engines from them over the years and never had an issue with any od them. They are called Nad auto.
silversol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2012, 06:36 AM   #6
Registered Member
 
GasSavers_Erik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 1,027
Country: United States
Re: Reputable Engine Importers?

If you get an imported carbed engine, you'll also need all of the accessories that go with it- the ECU, emissions control boxes, etc. for it to run right- unless the stock US 1.5 intake will bolt onto the JDM 1.3 and you can stay with your fuel injection setup (you might want to down size the injectors).

I was running a carbed 1.5 liter in my 87 Civic and was getting 44-45 mpg on the highway in the summer. I decided to grab a 1.3 liter at the pull a part yard and rebuild it (I swapped in the 1.3 carb too). After all of that $, it just bumped my highway mileage up to 46-47mpg and I lost a fair amount of low end torque.
__________________

GasSavers_Erik 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
ECT Analyzer/manual TC lockup GasSavers_Bruce Transmissions and Running Gear 60 04-01-2008 11:37 AM
Appliance experts: What should I do with my fridge? theclencher General Discussion (Off-Topic) 28 10-30-2007 09:34 AM
Best commute MPG yet! jcp123 General Fuel Topics 3 09-09-2007 12:55 AM
Do gals not want to save gas? zpiloto General Discussion (Off-Topic) 22 01-19-2007 09:54 PM
A RAV4 to go with the Prius? krousdb General Discussion (Off-Topic) 31 12-30-2006 05:32 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:00 AM.


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