What is a civic Mini-Me Swap?
A “mini-me” is an informal name for a D-Series SOHC VTEC head mated to a D-Series SOHC non-VTEC block. Most mini-me swaps consist of D16Y8 or D16Z6 heads onto USDM D15B, D16A6, or D16Y7 blocks.
What is a Mini-Me motor?
The Mini-Me is a VTEC head swap for the 88-00 Honda D-series motors. It involves taking a SOHC VTEC D-series head and attaching it to a Non-VTEC block. There are only two different D-series VTEC heads that are used for this swap. The exceptions are the D16A1(86-89 Integra) and any of the 8 valve motors.
Can I put a Y8 head on a Y7 block?
RE: Y8 head on Y7 block? Along with the added 20-30 hp you get, the swap will boost your compression. Get the y8 gasket and remove the center piece for a little bit of added compression. Your going to need head bolts, and you should do the valve cover and intake manifold gasket as well.
Will a D16z6 head fit on a D16y7 block?
Re: D16z6 head on a D16y7 block (EnyKnight) Yes it will work.
Is D16y7 a vtec?
The D16Y7 is not very popular among tuners because it has a single overhead cam and is not equipped with VTEC technology.
How much power can a D16y7 handle?
a d16y7 block will handle 190whp all day every day 100% reliably wont fail, anything higher and you start risking throwing a rod. sure you can pull 240+whp out of them easily but they blow up real quick after that. 190 is your safe spot.
How do I know if I have a P28 ECU?
Model (P28/P72/etc) Take a look at the side of your ECU, you’ll see 37820-PXX-XXX. The numbers following the P, like P28 or P30 are very important. Here are some things to note about the most common variants: P05 – Civic CX – Most basic supported ECU.
Do you need shift linkage for engine swap?
If you plan to swap the head of your engine, you need the ECU of the head you’re swapping in. Shift Linkage: These rods connect the shifter knob to the transmission. Without them you couldn’t shift the tranny. They aren’t necessary with every swap but most of them do need them.
How to find a good engine swap candidate?
When looking for your possible swap candidate, have a plan and research EVERYTHING. Find out as much info from as many sources as you can find.
What do you need to swap head of engine?
If you plan to swap the head of your engine, you need the ECU of the head you’re swapping in. Shift Linkage: These rods connect the shifter knob to the transmission. Without them you couldn’t shift the tranny. They aren’t necessary with every swap but most of them do need them. Axles: Makes sense that you need the axles that fit the transmission.