Engine Honda B16A

Engine Honda B16A/B16B

Honda first released the legendary B16 series engine in 1989. It was a B16A engine with two camshafts and Honda’s proprietary valve timing system – VTEC. The engine was installed on the Japanese model Honda Integra. This is the first engine in which Honda has used the proprietary VTEC system. It was from this moment that the DOHC VTEC marking on the engine cover became the hallmark of uprated engines from Honda.

The B-series also includes internal combustion engines: B16B, B18B, B18C and B20B.

The engine was installed on:

  • Honda CR-X 2 (EF) in 1989 – 1991;
  • Honda CR-X 3 (EG) in 1992 – 1998;
  • Honda Civic 4 (EF) in 1989 – 1991;
  • Honda Civic 5 (EG) in 1991 – 1995;
  • Honda Civic 6 (EJ) in 1995 – 2000;
  • Honda Integra 2 (DA5) in 1989 – 1993.


Production years 1989-2000
Displacement, cc 1595
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 150 – 160 (B16A SiR 1 and B16A1)
160 – 170 (B16A SiR 2 and B16A2 – B16A6)
Torque output, Nm 145 – 150 (B16A SiR 1 and B16A1)
150 – 160 (B16A SiR 2 and B16A2 – B16A6)
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 81
Piston stroke, mm 77.4
Compression ratio 10.2 (B16A SiR 1 and B16A1)
10.2 – 10.4 (B16A SiR 2 and B16A2 – B16A6)
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator VTEC
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.0
Fuel type 95
Euro standards EURO 2 (B16A SiR 1 and B16A1)
EURO 2/3 (B16A SiR 2 and B16A2 – B16A6)
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Honda Integra 1992)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~330 000
Weight, kg 138

Disadvantages of the Honda B16A engine

  • This power unit has virtually no weak points and is legendaryly reliable;
  • The only thing that on a run of more than 150,000 km often breaks through the cylinder head gasket;
  • The timing belt is designed for 100 thousand km, and when it breaks, the valve bends most often;
  • There are no hydraulic lifters here and the valves are adjusted every 40,000 km.

Honda B16A B16B Engine Repair Parts List

Engine Honda B16A/B16B under the hood

Full name of the part Part code
Piston without rings Honda B16A2 d81.0+0.50 (13010-P30-G00) Teikin (Piston with pin, without piston rings) 38155 0.50
Inlet valve Honda B16A 5.5x33x102.3 (14711-PR3-000) Rocky HMA1450
Exhaust valve Honda B16A/B17A/B18/D15B/D16Y/D16Z 5.5x28x102.5 (14721-PR3-000) Rocky HMB1450
Timing belt Honda Civic, CRX CT 794
Tension roller 57400
Timing drive repair kit CT794K1
Complete set of Honda gaskets B16A DOHC 1989 (06110-P2T-030) Eristic EF6162
Upper gasket set 02-53335-01
Upper Gasket Set Honda B16A1 DOHC 1991 (061A1-PR3-020) Eristic EH6161
Lower gasket set EV050
Head gasket Honda B16A DOHC 1989 (12251-PR3-004) Eristic EG616
Head gasket 61-53335-00
Valve cover gasket 15-53546-01
Intake manifold gasket 71-53543-00
Exhaust manifold gasket 71-53544-00
Water pump 50 005 084
Water pump 50005094
Lambda probe 7.02604.01.0
Universal electric fuel pump 12V 0.32 Pierburg (for carburetor machines – as fuel type) 7.21440.51.0
Basic liners MS-2215GP STD
Basic liners Honda B16A Taiho M461H-STD
Connecting rod bushings Honda B16A Taiho R462H-STD
Connecting rod bushings CB-2215GP STD
Semi-rings persistent TW-2215A STD
Semi-rings persistent Honda B16A Taiho (change to T468A) T461A-STD
Semi-rings persistent Honda L13A/L15A/LDA (13331-PR3-004/3) Taiho (= T461A) T468A-STD
Oil filter h=103.0 Honda KS Original /10 50 013 146
Fuel filter Honda Accord 1.8i-2.2i 16V, Civic 1.5i-1.8i 16V KS 50 013 824
Fuel filter Honda Accord 2.0i-2.3i 16V, Ford Mondeo 1.8 TD KS 50 013 828
Air filter 50013818
Cabin filter Honda Civic/Rover 225.0×200.0x30.0 KS (with activated carbon) 50013958
V-ribbed belt 4 PK 875
V-belt 10×838 Contitech AVX10 X 838
Cabin ventilation filter 50 013 898

1 thought on “Engine Honda B16A”

  1. I have 1991 b16a engine its obd0. It is in my 1997 civic which is obd2. I’ve got the right distributor. But I need a jumper harness. I found 2 online 1 was 8 pin the other was 10 pin connector. So I checked the plug coming off my distributor it has 10 spots but only 9 wires running to it. IF SOMEONE CAN HELP ME FIGURE WHAT JUMPER HARNESS I NEED TO ORDER I WILL BE SO GREATFULL BC I DONT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT ENGINES IN GENERAL.

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