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Featured VTEC Academy has their hands on the new Si Engine (L15B7)!

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  1. jdmk20akid

    jdmk20akid Senior Member

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    I'm pretty positive that the L15b7 engine is specific to the Civic 1.5t sedans. I want to say that the engine code in the hatchbacks, and coupe are different (but is still the same 1.5t). The CRV is an L15b2 I think. I double check on all of this when I have a chance and take pics. So it could very well be that this engine came from a soon to be Civic Si sedan.
     
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    Good job Honda! I also talked to brian and he tells me it is an Si engine.

    Why do we have consumers waiting on a delayed product, with no specs or details available.. Yet Honda is providing a 2017 Si engine for a youtube project car?
     
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    Pretty sure that's a preproduction engine and not the final variant from the Si. Honda almost certainly did their R&D based off the US Spec 1.5 before locking down final specs. And since in-lab testing is largely complete, the motor(s) have been handed off (or lended) to third parties like what we are seeing here.

    My thoughts... It should remain an L15B series engine but will likely have a unique designation due small tweaks in displacement/compression (~2cc). In addition to the CRV, I believe the Hatch Sport also has a unique engine code. It was discussed on TOV but can't find the thread.
     
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    My engine is a L15B8, 1498cc on a sedan 6 speed, we know for sure B8 will not be on the SI;)
     
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    I agree..


     
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    It's not the Si motor. Stop posting these bs threads with mis leading titles. People need to stop assuming things about the Si. Wait until it actually comes out. Most people saying anything about the Si claiming they know power figures or have the engine and are testing it. It's all BS. Click bait or just a waste of time.
     
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    Just like the stupid ads the bottom of this page
     
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    Lol at videos like that. They're definitely doing it for the views. Honda hasn't announced ANYTHING official specs about the engine. What makes anyone think that these guys with a YouTube channel could get an engine for a car that isn't even in production yet?
     
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    Wrong. It IS an Si engine. It just is not the official production engine. A prototype Si engine, is still an Si engine... SMH.

    This isn't just some teenager with a Google account... He has a seriosu foot in the door with Honda. Do some research before dismissing what you read.

    Ads are usually automatic, and often based on your internet searches and views. Can't blame CivicX for that. Not to mention this engine is indeed an Si engine. Yes it is a L15B7, but who ever said it was stock? It is tuned and tweaked as a prototype that they based the Si engine off of. What do you think they would start fresh from the ground up on the Si engine? Obviously not. They take a regular one and performance tune it, then give it a new badge. This doesn't have that badge because it is an R&D engine from pre-production. Also why this guy was able to obtain it while the production engine is delayed.

    How come nobody can critically think now a days? Everyone just wants to complain on point fingers and feel like they're right without looking into researching anything before they comment.
     
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    To be fair, the title and description are a tad misleading. They should have called it a pre-production Si motor from the get-go, IMHO. Would have helped eliminate a lot of the back-and-forth we're seeing now.
     
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    When the Si is officially out, they will not label the engine as a L15B7. It will be a different code. There will be different aspects to the engine as well, that will make it much different from the regular 1.5t civics. Don't see why they would break tradition even with the type r now on the slates here in North America.
     
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    My sport hatchback has the L15B7 engine though...so how can this be an Si engine?
     
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    This is awesome, I hope they can get it to run!

    Like everyone else, I'm confused as to whether this is actually a real Si engine or not. I'm almost certain it would have a different engine code, but maybe they are just calling it the L15B7 since the Si engine code is not known or stamped on the block yet?
     
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    The ads at the bottom....I can 100% assure you that I have never looked at the things that the ad's want me to look at. In fact, they are so borderline not-work-safe that I installed a separate browser and use an ad block just to continue to use this site.

    '33 stars who died in 2016'
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    Does anyone really click this stuff?
     
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    This thread is almost as entertaining as "ive-upgraded-to-5-30-oil" Double-WOW!
     
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