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D16Y8 Rebuild

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Old 01-16-2008, 01:43 PM
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Alright so Ive decided against a motor swap, I think I just want to stick with my original motor until I go lookin to buy another ride. I plan to maybe slap a turbo kit on later down the road. For now I just want to go all motor. Now from ya'lls experience, what upgrades should I do on the motor alone, thats is, internals? Ive got a 5 speed, 2000 EX with 110k miles. Ive done several motor rebuilds in the past, but never on a honda. I know they are easy as hell to work on, but Im looking for the most gain out of this rebuild.

Money is not an issue here as I just landed a management position with Schucks Auto (killer parts discount). I want to hear any and all suggestions. Thanks peeps!
 
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Old 01-16-2008, 02:55 PM
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rods, pistons, sleeved, cam, new TB and IM (or get them bored), port and polish (from rice_burner), upgraded fuel system as well
 
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Old 01-16-2008, 03:44 PM
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I don't think that your going to get a lot of power out of that motor going NA. If you want to stick with the d16y8 and make it powerful, turbo is really your only option IMO. I don't think the power you'll get compared to the cost of port and polishing, and putting aftermarket internals on it will be justified.
 
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Old 01-16-2008, 03:48 PM
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You better decide whether or not you are going to boost or not before you rebuild your engine because you will take different parts depending on what you want to do.
 
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Old 01-16-2008, 04:15 PM
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More than likely I'll end up throwin a turbo kit on it. After I do all the motor work, will it be alright to drive for a while without the turbo?
 
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Old 01-16-2008, 04:48 PM
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Well if you are going to build it for boost then the low compression pistons will make you lose power so I wouldn't build it up until you have the turbo kit ready to go on also. If building internals for boost is the same as building for n/a power then you will need a tune after the build anyway so you just might as well wait.
 
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Roger that. Will hold off. Suspension upgrades for now I guess.
 
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Old 01-16-2008, 05:32 PM
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^ good idea. Tear the engine apart once, build it for boost, put the turbo kit on, tune it, and get ready to rock.
 
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Well Dseries are already pretty low compression, losing half a point by building it with "low comp" pistons isn't going to hurt you.

However, building an engine isn't just a weekend pull it out put it together put it back in kind of thing. Took me 4 months to build mine, roughly 40 hours or so of work total.
 
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Well Dseries are already pretty low compression, losing half a point by building it with "low comp" pistons isn't going to hurt you.

However, building an engine isn't just a weekend pull it out put it together put it back in kind of thing. Took me 4 months to build mine, roughly 40 hours or so of work total.
How in the hell.....

It took you 4 months? My first rebuild took me a day and a half. That was a 22RE motor out of a Toyota! Vacuum lines up the yin-yang.
 

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