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Does anyone know if I could bolt the D16Z6 engine in place of the D15B7 and use the original distributor from the B7 engine so that I would not have to run the wires needed for the VTEC feature of the Z6 engine. I know it wouldn't vary the timing but I am just trying to put this car together to sell quickly. It looks like most of the wiring would hook up the exact same as it was on the B7 engine and the front and rear of the engine look the same. Thanks.
 

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Does anyone know if I could bolt the D16Z6 engine in place of the D15B7 and use the original distributor from the B7 engine so that I would not have to run the wires needed for the VTEC feature of the Z6 engine. I know it wouldn't vary the timing but I am just trying to put this car together to sell quickly. It looks like most of the wiring would hook up the exact same as it was on the B7 engine and the front and rear of the engine look the same. Thanks.
yes you can but its risky. the distributer will only have one bolt holding it in place but it will work. i dont reccommend it though. why not just run the 2 wires for vtec and sell it. youd make more money


and no they do not plug in the same.
 

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I may end up doing just that. The auto recycler isn't finding an easy way out so he wants me to try whatever I can to make the engine work. I am not necessarily worried about making more money, I just want to sell it as a good gas mileage car anyhow. Does anyone have an explicit description of what wires to run to the P28 ECU? Does anyone have a P28 ECu they would be interested in selling?
 

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Or, what happens if I leave the Z6 distributor in the engine but then I do not run the 2 VTEC wires or put a P28 ECU in the car, will it run like the B7 engine did? VTEC just means it varies timing doesn't it?
on the engine harness you have two wires that are missnig. run them from the connector (green) that is plugged into the vtec soleniod. and you want to run those two wires to a4 and d6 on the ecu. illl go more indepth when im not in class. and ill post pics to make it easier.
 

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if you just run the engine with the p28 ecu on. your engine check light would come on for your vtec solenoid and pressure because the two aren't wire up. But if you run the dx ecu with the d16z6 engine, it would just run as a dx car but with a d16z6 in it...lol
 

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the b7 and z6 distributors have the same connectors. if you have a z6 distributor use it. im currently running a b7, but it held by one bolt. this is only temporary but it works. to do a z6 swap all you have to do is add a few wires. one from the grey plug on the solenoid to the ecu, one from the green plug to the ecu and the other one from the green plug to the chassis ground through the harness. thats it. takes about an hour if you know what ur doing. Rywire - Online Store sell a vtec subharness for you car with a z6 motor. check it out i can post a diagram for the wiring if need be. ask slow eh2 bout my distributor. he can vouch for me on that one (that i works)
 
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