Well, this is what got me started thinking about
a swap...yes that is a 5 gallon bucket of oil, and yes that is my favorite
little car...the D15 goes through about a quart every 250 miles or so.
Luckily, there isn't a cloud of blue smoke following me, but I don't think
the enigne is going to run forever with this rate of oil consumption...maybe
so? At first it was kind of neat...I saved all the oil from the oil
changes in my other cars and dumped it in the CRX...saved me a trip to
the auto parts store to recycle it. I burnt through that in about
6 months and started trying to get rid of this oil that was in the basement
of the house I moved into. It's actually diesel engine oil, but what
the heck...it's probably designed for harsher conditions than gas engine
oil! I will be sad to see the D15 go, though...means I'll have to
start changing oil again!
Here are a couple of reference shots of the old
"D". You'll see that even though the engine is carbureted with a
minimum of computer control, the eninge is a maze of vacuum tubing and
boxes...essentially a computer using vacuum signals instead of electricity!
All of this tubing will be gone with the "B" replaced by simple wires and
1980's computing technology. My plan is to basically cut and cap
all of the wires currently running to the engine except for the alternator.
The "B" will run completely stand-alone off it's own computer. This
is a clean sheet approach as I will not try to convert the current wiring