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About B16 Engines

B16 engines are the originators of the Honda VTEC system. The engines exist in the 1989 Honda Civic SIR models, which are Honda's claim to fame. This lightweight chassis combines with the B16A engine's high revving performance to make this car a force to be reckoned with. The original B16 engine offers 158 horsepower at 112 lbs. per foot of torque. VTEC, which stands for Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic control, is a system that increases the power capacity of an engine. This system uses camshafts with cam profiles that allow an engine to operate normally until it meets a certain RPM range. The B16A aligns all the cam profiles into the correct position, which opens the engine's intake valves. More air creates more power. The B16A2 engine exists in the 1999 to 2000 Honda Civic Sis. This successor incorporates the OBD2 computer system, which allows you more options to tune and upgrade your car. These engines are available among a wide selection of pieces on eBay. B16 engines prove that you can have power without the sacrificing drivability or fuel economy in your car.