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Civic FAQ's, Install help, Tech Archive, Opinions on

Here is a list of frequently asked questions. Some are DIY projects and some are technical posts. This 'sticky' has been implemented due to repeat questions throughout the Civic forum. So please browse the following links before posting your question, you'll find that many questions that you may have, already have been asked and answered.

*Update: Check out the installs list for threads that contain instructions on how to install aftermarket performance parts.

EDIT by PETEEX: Here, I'm posting this here at the top to make it as easy as possible so hopefully people stop asking.

99-00 Front end coversion for 96-98 civics.


1. How do I post pictures on SHO?

2. How to paint your interior.

3. How can I clear my corner lenses on my 99-00 civic?

4. I want to polish my valve cover. How do I do that?

5. How would I go about painting my side skirts?

6. Ground Control coilover sleeve installation instructions.

7. I cant afford to powder-coat my rims, what do I do?

8. How to paint your calipers/drums...

9. I just got a civic, what upgrades should I get?

10. D.I.Y.-- Black housing headlights(CTR replicas) **pictures**

11. Painting/smoking your taillights....

12. D.I.Y.-- Cold air intake...

13. Installing projector headlights(5th gen civic)

14. At the track(tips)....

15. How-to: Advancing your timing **PICTURES**

16. DIY: Home made turbo under $600

17. How-to: Resetting your ECU...

18. Begginer's guide to modifying #1

19. Begginer's guide to modifying #2

20. Begginer's guide to modifying #3


5th Generation Civic(92-95)

6th Generation (96-00)

D-series engines

All Honda engines

Differences Between 96-98 to 99-00 list, here you go guys...


1. What is VTEC and how does it work?

2. Can I change my auto to a manual? If so, how?

3. Gear Ratios

4. Check Engine Light (CEL) Code Info


1. Installing an AEM cold air intake.

2. How to install Type-R Grill

3. How to install Angel Eye Headlights

4.. Installing indiglo gauges

5. Parts list for B16A swap

6. How to:96"-98" ---->99"-00" Front end.

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Re: **Civic FAQ's, Install help, Tech Archive** Last update: 8/4/02

"Stolen" from the Integra forum! :p

ECU info:

Originally posted by 1GreyTeg
PG6 : 88-89 Integra (all makes)
PM5 : 88-91 Civic/CRX DX
PM6 : 88-91 Civic/CRX SOHC Si
PM7 : 89-91 DOHC ZC (JDM 'EF' ECU)
PM8 : 88-91 CRX HF
PR2 : 89-91 ZC (Euro)
PR3 : 89-91 JDM B16A EF8/9
PR3 -J00 or J51 : 92 JDM Integra B16A EF8/9
PW0 : 89-91 JDM B16A EF8/9 DA6-XSi
PR4 : 90-91 Integra LS/GS
PS9 : 88-91 4 door Civic EX Auto
P05 : 92-95 OBD-1 Civic CX
P06 : 92-95 OBD-1 Civic DX
P07 : 92-95 OBD-1 Civic VX
P08 : 92-95 OBD-1 Civic D15 JDM
P0A : 94-95 OBD-1 Accord EX
P13 : 93-95 OBD-1 Prelude Vtec
P14 : 93-95 OBD-1 Prelude Si (non Vtec)
P27 : 92-95 OBD-1 EG JDM Civic 1600 sohc
P28 : 92-95 OBD-1 Civic Si/Ex
P30 : 92-95 OBD-1 DelSol DOHC Vtec Si/EG SiR
P54-G31 : 1997 Honda Accord 1.8 LS
P61 : 92-93 OBD-1 Integra GSR
P72 : 94-95 OBD-1 Integra GSR
P72 : 96-00 OBD-2 Integra GSR
P73 : 96-00 OBD-2 Integra Type-R (JDM & USDM)
P74/75: 92-95 OBD-1 Integra LS/GS
P75 : 96-00 OBD-2 Integra LS/GS
P2N : 96+ OBD-2 Civic HX Coupe
P2P : 96+ OBD-2 Civic EX Coupe
P2E : 96+ OBD-2 Civic DX Coupe
P2M : 96+ OBD-2 NZ Civic SOHC VTEC
P2T : 99+ OBD-? Civic Si Coupe
P5P : 97-00 OBD-2 Prelude Type-S (JDM ECU)
PBA : 97+ US Acura 1.6EL
PCX : 99+ OBD-? S2000

Thanks to "probinu"



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Thanks to 'Probinu' for the following article:

How do exhaust headers work to improve engine performance? Answer
Headers are one of the easiest bolt-on accessories you can use to improve an engine's performance. The goal of headers is to make it easier for the engine to push exhaust gases out of the cylinders. When you look at the four-stroke cycle in How Car Engines Work, you can see that the engine produces all of its power during the power stroke. The gasoline in the cylinder burns and expands during this stroke, generating power. The other three strokes are necessary evils required to make the power stroke possible. If these three strokes consume power, they are a drain on the engine. During the exhaust stroke, a good way for an engine to lose power is through back pressure. The exhaust valve opens at the beginning of the exhaust stroke, and then the piston pushes the exhaust gases out of the cylinder. If there is any amount of resistance that the piston has to push against to force the exhaust gases out, power is wasted. Using two exhaust valves rather than one improves the flow by making the hole that the exhaust gases travel through larger. In a normal engine, once the exhaust gases exit the cylinder they end up in the exhaust manifold. In a four-cylinder or eight-cylinder engine, there are four cylinders using the same manifold. From the manifold, the exhaust gases flow into one pipe toward the catalytic converter and the muffler. It turns out that the manifold can be an important source of back pressure because exhaust gases from one cylinder build up pressure in the manifold that affects the next cylinder that uses the manifold. The idea behind an exhaust header is to eliminate the manifold's back pressure. Instead of a common manifold that all of the cylinders share, each cylinder gets its own exhaust pipe. These pipes come together in a larger pipe called the collector. The individual pipes are cut and bent so that each one is the same length as the others. By making them the same length, it guarantees that each cylinder's exhaust gases arrive in the collector spaced out equally so there is no back pressure generated by the cylinders sharing the collector.

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