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Honda Engines VTEC B Series Guide: B16A, B16B, B18C & B20 Engines

The Honda Engines known as the VTEC engine is famous for producing high power without the use of any forced induction. The B-series engines came out in 1988. A VTEC engine is simply a high revving monstrous machine. This particular engine is not turbocharged, although plenty of turbo people prefer the B16b engine which produces 185bhp with only 1.6 liters (97cubic inches) of displacement without the aid of a turbo or superchargers.Yes, its pure engine power.

Another thing that I like about VTEC engine is the ability to mix and match the engines. As long as the engine falls under B series, it is basically inter interchangeable. A favorite combo many performance people use would be a B20B Block from The Honda CRV combined with a B16A or even a B16B head. Some folks install a performance cam and few tuning tips here and there.

B16A Engine Specs.:

Note: All JDM B16A engines are stamped ‘B16A’ (with no number after the “A” to identify version).
VTEC Found in:
1988-1991 JDM Honda Integra RSi/XSi (DA6/DA8)
1988-1991 JDM Honda CRX SiR (EF8)
1988-1991 JDM Honda Civic SiR (EF9)
Displacement: 1,595 cc (97.3 cu in) 1.6 liter
Compression: 10.2:1
Rod/stroke ratio: 1.74
Power: 158 hp (118 kW) @ 7600 rpm & 111 ft·lbf (150 N·m) @ 7000 rpm
Transmission: S1/J1/Y1
Redline: 8200 rpm
1992-1996 JDM Honda CR-X del Sol SiR (EG2)
1992-2000 JDM Honda Civic SiRII (EG6/EG9/EK4)
Displacement: 1,595 cc (97.3 cu in)
Compression: 10.4:1
Power: 170 hp (130 kW) @ 7800 rpm & 116 ft·lbf (157 N·m) @ 7300 rpm
Valve Lift: IN 10.7 mm (0.42 in), EX 9.4 mm (0.37 in)
Inlet Valve Diamter: 33 by 2 millimetres (1.3 in × 0.079 in)
Transmission: S4C/Y21 (Some with LSD)
Redline: 8200 rpm

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