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Old 06-20-2006, 07:09 AM
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hey my friend has a stage 2 turbo..i think...and he was running it at like 12-18 psi or something like that...and his motor blew from the forced induction...im pretty sure that turbo does blow engines..thats why im thinkin about goin all motor for my civic...but anyway..is there something you can buy for turbo to keep it from blowing your engine?...thx for the help
 
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Old 06-20-2006, 09:08 AM
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Turbos do not automatically blow engines, that's absurd. It's all about the parts, knowledge used during install and operation, and THE TUNE! I suggest you do some major homework. Read up about turbos, how they work, and why. Eventually you'll figure out why your buddy's turbo was a failure. Or should say, why your buddy failed at running a turbo.
 
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Old 06-20-2006, 11:21 AM
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don't over boost.
 
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Old 06-20-2006, 12:01 PM
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listen to fv3kuoand fourty04. A good tune will go along ways. On a honda 12-18 psi I suggest a full motor build as far as pistons, rods, cams, ignition, fuel and so on. Most hondas can only handle like 6-9 psi reliably with a good tune. To much boost will make your car detonate, bend or bust rods and crack ring glands, blow headgaskets, melt pistons due to not enough fuel and so much more.
 
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Old 06-20-2006, 12:34 PM
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^^+1 yeah what they said. Need to build your motor and do some homework
 
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Old 06-20-2006, 01:58 PM
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if you want to boost more run richer. if u have a b series top boost is i think 11 but only for short period of time d series can hold up to 13 but only for short periods.
 
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Old 06-20-2006, 10:38 PM
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you shouldnt get a turbo if you dont know much about them. you shouldnt go all motor if you havent done your homework either. by the way, blew his motor is very vague, what happened exactly?
 
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Old 06-20-2006, 10:49 PM
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LOL I bet this dude was using a boost reliant FMU. He quite obviously didnt have a professional tune. Jeff Evans is a tuner based in PA........he has tuned honda hatches with SOHC motors up to 285 hp on a BONE stock motor...and they dont blow.......so your friend messed up or cheaped out somewhere.
 
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Old 06-21-2006, 12:38 AM
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pete: you're talking about the d15b's or the d16z6/y8's, right? running real rich fuel so they can maintain more boost. my buddy is doing that with his 95 ex w/ a d15b in it, he is pushing 13-15 psi's.
 
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Old 06-21-2006, 02:52 AM
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You don't run 12-18 PSI on a stock motor w/o properly tuning it! Theoretically, you shouldn't run more than 7-9. I know this is debatable and I may get some flack by other members on that. Do your damn research...blown motors suck ***.
 

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