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Old 05-23-2006, 10:51 PM
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Okay, What is involved with an Engine Rebuild? i am thinking bout Re-building my D15b2 Stock Honda Engine in my 88 Civic DX. But i'm not sure in what it requires. it has 277,xxx km's on it so i think it's about time. Any Info you can give on this subject would be much appreciated.
 
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Old 05-24-2006, 08:03 PM
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It's a fairly easy rebuild compared to a lot of other things. You don't even have to pull the engine. Here are the basic steps:

1) Pull the head
2) Take off the oil pan
3) Pull the crank girdle
4) Take off the con-rod caps
5) Drop the crank
6) Pull the pistons.

It's VERY important that you mark each con-rod with something so that each piston goes back in the same cylinder it came out of, since you probably won't be getting the cylinders honed.

Hope that gives you a basic idea.
 
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What gets replaced in an engine rebuild?
 
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Old 05-25-2006, 04:11 PM
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Whatever you want. I usually do rings, main bearings, head gasket, cam & crank seals, and oil pan gasket on anything, other parts as needed.
 
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How are you going to get the pistons back in with the ridge on the top of the cylinders? I would take the enginge out of the car and do a proper rebuild. It takes more time but the outcome will be better. You can have the engine block acid dipped to make sure its cleaned and have it machined. I would replace pistons, rods, main and rod bearings, piston rings, and all the seals/gaskets.
 
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Old 06-01-2006, 03:56 PM
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ORIGINAL: AgentofDarkness

How are you going to get the pistons back in with the ridge on the top of the cylinders? I would take the enginge out of the car and do a proper rebuild. It takes more time but the outcome will be better. You can have the engine block acid dipped to make sure its cleaned and have it machined. I would replace pistons, rods, main and rod bearings, piston rings, and all the seals/gaskets.
What I posted IS a proper rebuild if you know what you're doing. You can do everything you need to do in a Civic rebuild without pulling the engine, ESPECIALLY on an EF.

The way you get the pistons back in is you use a ring collar to hold the rings in, then align them with the cylinders and tap them in with a rubber mallet. Internals 101.
 
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What is the cost of such a rebuild?
For example on a 2000 ex engine
 
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More than its worth lol. You could get a newer JDM D15 motor with around 35,000 miles for like 800 bucks.
 
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The way you get the pistons back in is you use a ring collar to hold the rings in, then align them with the cylinders and tap them in with a rubber mallet. Internals 101.
I think i confused my self there, i know about the ring collar and i've used it before but never on an engine with a ridge on it.
 
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