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Hello everyone. New to the forum, also new to CRX's. I have a line on an 89 CRX base model I believe. I haven't looked at it yet. The owner says its carbed. He is wanting 1300 bucks, the only thing it needs is a clutch. I've been reading on engine swaps and such. Now my quetion. How hard is it to swap out a carbed engine with the injected ones? Is this not worth the time or is it something that can be done. Or should I look for the SI edition. I can't pass up the price though. What kind of performance can I get out of the stock carbed CRX.
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if its an 89, it shouldnt be carbed I believe. As for a swap, it all depends on how much your willing to spend. If its a DX, its an automatic, and a conversion to a D16a6 (Si) engine with a manual transmission would be cheep with a relitivly nice power output.
 

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Yeah, DPFI looks like a carb at a glance, I understand the confusion. Also Tiersin, not all DXs are automatic, even though all automatics are DXs.

Where are you located? I believe non-US second gens can be carb'd, no?
 

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yup sonds like the dpfi std model .. . . he stated that it needed a clutch so i am opting that its a 5 speeder. . . . . . like was previously advised to you. . . The mpfi swap is about the best bang for the buck that you can do to increase power. . . then the si cam and the si tranny. .. ( find one now and you can put it in when you do your clutch. . .
should be a snappy little increase in power from the stock 92 hp . . .

Welcome to the community.

Chris
post up some pics when you get it. . . .
 

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Well I know its a 5 speed. I'm going to take a look tonight after work. I'm located in Gillette, Wyoming. So what everyone is says, even if its a DX model an engine swap is possible? What I'll do is take some pictures tonight when I get it in the garage. :) I'm excited already. I'll post them see how that goes.

And thanks for all the great information! It was a huge help! I'm glad I'll be part of this community. Lets just help everyone can put up with all my questions!

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SETI20 said:
Blackbird_Pilot said:
I'm located in Gillette, Wyoming.
Been there. You need to move. :shock:

On the car, I can say that there ARE 1.4 and 1.5 dualcarb CRX'es around.
I'll post some pictures tonight. Does anyone have a quick picture of what the carbed engines look like compared to the injected? Also, if this one is the carbed engine, can I still shoe horn an injected one in?
 

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SETI20 said:
On the car, I can say that there ARE 1.4 and 1.5 dualcarb CRX'es around.
Not US Crx's.. correct?
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They still produced 2nd gen Crx's w/carbed motors for the Euro market?
Why is that?

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Also, if this one is the carbed engine, can I still shoe horn an injected one in?
If by chance it is carbed, you can.
But you say it is an '89 base model that needs a new clutch. By your description is sounds like it is an '89 Dx w/5 speed.
In the US, by '89, the Crx was fuel injected.
 

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baker423 said:
SETI20 said:
On the car, I can say that there ARE 1.4 and 1.5 dualcarb CRX'es around.
Not US Crx's.. correct?
:D
They still produced 2nd gen Crx's w/carbed motors for the Euro market?
Why is that?

Blackbird_Pilot said:
Also, if this one is the carbed engine, can I still shoe horn an injected one in?
If by chance it is carbed, you can.
But you say it is an '89 base model that needs a new clutch. By your description is sounds like it is an '89 Dx w/5 speed.
In the US, by '89, the Crx was fuel injected.
Great, thats what I wanted to hear! Thanks again for all the help! I'll post pictures tonight! :)
 
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