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Please don't turbo unless you know what you're doing..

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Old 11-08-2007, 09:47 PM
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Default Please don't turbo unless you know what you're doing..

well, here's the story:

swapped in a jdm b16a a little over a year ago. a couple months later, i went and bolted on a turbo kit for it, thinking that running off a fmu would suffice my fuel management (no tune either). well, detonated a piston about a month and a half later, got it replaced, and removed the turbo. well, ever since then my engine has had a slight knock in it. me, thinking it wasn't anything too important to deal with at the moment, put it off. well, tonight driving home from g/f's house, engine starts knocking really bad. wanting to at least get it home, i downshifted into a lower gear so i could slow down. car shuts off. so i start it back up again, then try giving it a little gas, has no power at all. so now i press in clutch again, shuts off. at this point, i know im screwed, so i just pull over. tried turning it on one more time, nastiest knocking sound i have ever heard, im pretty sure i threw a rod or something.

well, i need a running car. luckily i have a little over 2 grand in the bank account right now id rather not spend, but dont think i have much of a choice. what do you guys think? replace the motor, maybe with a cheaper D? see how much i can get it fixed for? let me know what ya'll think.

btw, i drive a 95 civic coupe dx.

- john
 
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Old 11-08-2007, 10:24 PM
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Default RE: Please don't turbo unless you know what you're doing..

If the B16 swap is allready in it and you have $2g's I'd buy a GSR long block and put it in there.
 
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Old 11-09-2007, 08:59 AM
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Default RE: Please don't turbo unless you know what you're doing..

Definately go with another B-series, it wont cost you much more than a D and should be less work since you already have the trans, mounts, etc...
 
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Old 11-09-2007, 11:07 AM
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Default RE: Please don't turbo unless you know what you're doing..

think twice about management next time
 
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Old 11-10-2007, 05:07 PM
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Default RE: Please don't turbo unless you know what you're doing..

And make sure that your next block has decent friggin bearings.
 
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