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Too many miles for turbo?

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Old 02-01-2008, 07:01 PM
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MY 94 civic hatch has 120,545 miles on it right now. Would it be worth boosting it or should I just swap out the motor? How long could I expect it too last once turbo'd on a low boost level (safe level) like 6psi? Is this too many miles already to bother? Thanks
 
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Old 02-01-2008, 07:02 PM
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get a compression test, that'll let you know what kinda shape your engine is in
 
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alright, thanks flip
 
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actually I had one done a year ago when the car was bought, I will try to find the paper to see what it was at then.
 
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Old 02-01-2008, 11:14 PM
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if all the numbers are similar, you're good to go. Might wanna consider getting another one, have you run the engine hard in the last year? Wouldnt hurt....
 
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Old 02-02-2008, 06:20 AM
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I would at least prob do some internal upgrades just to be safe... cuz test can be wrong at times
 
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Old 02-02-2008, 07:38 AM
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i boosted mine with 170,000, ran good until i pulled it out. but do a compression check and if everythings good spend good money on the tune because thats what will tell you how long your engine will last
 
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Old 02-02-2008, 07:47 AM
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Buy a compression tester because if you are boosted it isn't a bad idea to do compression tests somewhat regularly. Maybe like every month or two. You don't need to but it would help with piece of mind.
 
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thanks guys for the advice, and I will still find that old comp. test to see where it was a year ago and Ill have it checked again before i go blowing $$
 
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