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I was wondering how much of a job it would be to buy a non vtec civic and transplant a B16 Engine into it, leaving the car undeclared. I am a mechanic and would love to do a project like this, and buying a VTI is slightly out of my pocket on insurance at the moment!
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Not an issue as you have to swap the ecu anyway and you can get the VTEC solenoid etc with the engine loom.

Same as any other swap, only time you'll have issues is if you swap between OBD1 and OBD2 or you don't have fuel injection (like an EG3)
 

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If you swap an engine you are supposed to declare it. If you don't your insurance is invalid, you may as well not have any.
 

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:rolleyes: Not a good idea mate, you can save money by doing the conversion yourself, why not use that saved cash when declaring the engine mod to your insurance.
 

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I could do, not 100% sure though. Also talking about undeclared swaps on a public forum that insurance comapies post on (see above) really isn't a good idea now is it?
 

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The thing is, I certainly dont come on here looking for people who do not disclose mods.. I would never do that and have never been asked to do that. It is down to the individual if they do not disclose their mods. It was perhaps more of a common thing going back 5 years or so but now there are specialists who cater for modified cars so only a fool would drive around with a modified car insured as standard. The police are also much more wise to this as well.. they are also wise to modified cars being insured in parents names but the main driver is the son or daughter. Be honest, put the car in your name, disclose the mods then everything is all legal. You may even find you get it cheaper anyway! The days of modified cars costing silly money to insure is gone :cool:

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Ah right, I thought that insurance companies (maybe not you personally) did check owners sites to see if there were people bragging about insuring their 600bhp build as a 1.3?
 

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skyinsurance said:
No mate, you are being paranoid. Think about it.. I can only see your username, I cannot see your full name, postcode etc...
And the license plates of all my cars :lol: tbh it really isn't that difficult at all to track people down to home addresses etc across the internet trust me ;)
 

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;) no but im pretty handy with a PC and the Internet. People usually tend to leave a trail without even realising.
 

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zeppelin101 said:
IntermaN said:
Wouldn't it cost more for your insurance declaring you have an engine swap than buying insurance for a VTI?
Nope, cheaper for me with everything declared for a swap by nearly £200.
Nice, are you with a modified specialist insurance company + how old are you?
 

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I will be 20 next year, and that was with Adrian Flux.

If you've got a standard car don't bother with them, but if you've modified it at all they seem to be the people to speak to, especially for engine swaps ;)
 
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