Japanese automakers have ascended the auto industry’s ladder to become some of the most popular and consumer friendly in the whole world.
Honda has been the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer since 1959, as well as the world's largest manufacturer of internal combustion engines measured by volume, producing more than 14 million internal combustion engines each year.

Honda car company became the second-largest Japanese automotive manufacturer in 2001 and a major player in the  sports cars bussiness. Honda was the eighth largest auto-mobile manufacturer in the world behind General Motors, Volkswagen Group, Toyota, Hyundai Motor Group, Ford, Nissan, and PSA in 2011.

Honda owners have created their own community. Their own Honda JDM subculture. Engine swaps and tuning is something casual !

Here is our top Honda Engines list:

B16A SIR-V (First Generation)

Where VTEC was born !

158 PS/ 1595cc / 150 N·m / stock performance

"Go for B16A (fully tuned) if you want to barely beat mustang GT's. If you go turbo, you will be running with corvettes." The father of Honda JDM.

The B-series are a family of inline four-cylinder DOHC automotive engines introduced by Honda in 1989. Sold concurrently with the D-series which were primarily SOHC engines designed for more economical applications, the B-series were aimed more as a performance option, featuring dual-overhead cams along with the first application of Honda's VTEC system available in some models. Considered on of the  best Honda Civic Engines due to the introduction of the first Vtec Honda. The B-series, the B20B variant in particular, is not to be confused with the earlier Honda B20A engine introduced in 1985 and primarily available in the Prelude and Accord-derived vehicles from 1985-1991.  This engine made the regular Civic cars popular ! While sharing some design elements and both being multivalve Honda four-cylinders, the B-series and B20A differ substantially in architecture, enough to be considered distinct engine families.

They were made in 1.6-, 1.7-, 1.8-, and 2.0-liter variants, with and without VTEC (Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control). Later models have minor upgrades including modifications to the intake valves and ports and piston tops, along with individual cylinder oil injectors (B18C models). They produce between 130 hp (97 kW) and 200 hp (149 kW), with some models capable of a redline over 8,500 rpm. Thus making Honda Civic performance figures relative to much more expensive sports cars .

Although it has so many variations, the basic design differs very little among the B-Series. There are actually two short blocks which are used for the entire series. The main difference between them was the deck height. The one used for B16 and B17 engines (except for B16B) has a deck height of 203.9mm while the short block used for B16B, B18 and B20 engines has a deck height of 212mm

The first VTEC engine.

B16A found in:
1989-1993 Honda Integra XSi
1989-1991 Honda CRX SiR (EF8)
1989-1991 Honda Civic SiR (EF9)
Displacement: 1,595 cc (97.3 cu in) 1.6-litre
Compression: 10.2:1
Bore: 81.0 mm (3.2 in)
Stoke: 77.4 mm (3.0 in)
Rod Length: 134 mm (5.3 in)
Rod/stroke ratio: 1.745
Power: 158 HP @ 7,600 rpm & 111 ft·lbf (150 N·m) @ 7000 rpm
Redline: 8200rpm
Transmission: S1/J1/YS1 (4.4 final drive, cable clutch, optional LSD for YS1), Y1 (4.266 final drive, cable clutch, optional LSD)
ECU code: P-fk1 (DA6/DA8/EF8), PW0 (EF8/EF9/DA6), PR3 (EF8/EF9) OBD0

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