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fakename
07-02-2006, 01:59 PM
should i even bother because it has 121k miles? i want to do something to the motor to make it faster, but dont know what to do w/ 121k miles..

rick22
07-02-2006, 03:39 PM
definently not unless you are willing to spend the money to do it right which seems not likely. your best bet is to just do an engine swap or get a different car.

fakename
07-02-2006, 06:00 PM
i was told to do a leak and compression test, and if the results are what they are supposed to be, go for it

DZNUTTS
07-03-2006, 08:41 PM
A leakdown and a compression test is a start. If it's not what its supposed to be all you need to do is change the piston rings, to stop blowby. If you plan on keeping the car for a while I would just do a engine swap to a B18. But a turbo is FUN to drive. If you do get a turbo kit make sure you got a good wastegate and the biggest intercooler you can afford. Just make sure you buckle up, cause a turbo charger causes the right foot to become extremely heavy.........

fakename
07-03-2006, 09:01 PM
are turbo's universal fit?

SAG3
07-03-2006, 09:06 PM
yeah

bumpin_blazer
07-03-2006, 11:46 PM
yeah

how the hell do you figure that? i mean i suppose you are sorta right but you can't drop a k27 diesel turbo on that engine and have any results. stick to something small like a t4 IMO don't go insane as you'll get lag and then need n20:D.

snb778
07-03-2006, 11:49 PM
baad idea I say. If the rest of your engine isnt built to take a nice turbo upgrade...its probably gonna cost you a lot of money in the close run...since its already got 120K on it...which means the tranny probably does also.


as was suggested...if your gonna do it, do it right.

Railrocker
07-03-2006, 11:50 PM
dont put a turbo on that engine start with something new and beefed up internally. If you want it to last. It will go fast for about a month if not.

fakename
07-03-2006, 11:53 PM
well i think ill just put a turbo on it, and then save up for internals, cuz i really want a turbo. by the time the motor blows if it does, ill have enough saved up for another, lol.

snb778
07-03-2006, 11:56 PM
aight i have to ask...what is a D16Y8

fakename
07-03-2006, 11:57 PM
its the stock motor that came on my 98 civic ex

snb778
07-04-2006, 12:00 AM
ok...yyya, for that car, id say you want strong internals first...thats like getting....a DD 9515 and powering it with a Pyramid 2500 watt amp....kinda

I just know...depending on the boost your running with that...that you could EASILY damage your engine/car.

fakename
07-04-2006, 12:02 AM
ok...yyya, for that car, id say you want strong internals first...thats like getting....a DD 9515 and powering it with a Pyramid 2500 watt amp....kinda

I just know...depending on the boost your running with that...that you could EASILY damage your engine/car.

id run low low boost until i got internals.

snb778
07-04-2006, 12:04 AM
well its your car...id go ask your local import shop if thats a good idea first though. or just give em a call...if they completely go against it then id say.....your car, do what you want. Its worth the call though.

what about your tranny?? gotta replace that to then

Astyl
07-04-2006, 12:04 AM
By low boost on that stock engine i hope you mean 4 psi

lilmaniac2
07-04-2006, 12:06 AM
www.honda-tech.com

:) that place is FULL of turbo'd hondas

fakename
07-04-2006, 12:08 AM
By low boost on that stock engine i hope you mean 4 psi

have i mentioned that i have headers, cai, and exhaust? lol.

snb778
07-04-2006, 12:09 AM
oh well wtf... hahaha

bumpin_blazer
07-04-2006, 12:10 AM
have i mentioned that i have headers, cai, and exhaust? lol.

you do know that has nothing really to due with how the turbo will ruin your internals right lol. i wouldn't run over 8-10psi on a stock engine, even that could EASILY blow it after a month or two if you drive it hard. i'd say if you can afford to rebuild the internals or guy a new engine by the time it blows, buy a B18 now and buy a turbo in the time it would have taken you to save for the new engine.