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1995 honda civic lx d15b7 block warped?

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Old 01-27-2013, 01:22 PM
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Hello, I have a 1995 civic that blew the head gasket at 150, 000. Its blown head gaskets before as said by previous owner. Previous owner wasnt too bright as I got this car for 200. He couldnt install the timimg crank pulley washers on correctly which shredded the belt. I took off the head, and some of the headbolts were loose. Im going to assume that the head bolts werent torqued properly. This engine has had major headgasket sealant in it. Somebody suggested that the block is probably warped and should be milled. Does the block also warp when blown headgasket? Im going to assume the worst because of lack of proper maintenance. Not sure if I should even attempt to put new headgasket on or just purchase new engine.
 
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:30 PM
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See if you can find a used engine, probably less headache in the long run. You can take the head off and check the block with a straight-edge. Driving while overheated tends to warp it.
 
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:43 PM
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See if you can find a used engine, probably less headache in the long run. You can take the head off and check the block with a straight-edge. Driving while overheated tends to warp it.
yes, I had to drive it to work. half way there it was in the red. As I suspect its just better to just get a new engine and IM not sure whos the best reasonable to purchase from. Guy I know of says to get the d15z6 instead of the d15b7. that woiuld be more expensive. Also assuming it wouldnt be an easy swap. I thought d15b7 engines as well as any honda engine was reliable. Are these engines not the best, and maybe thts why hes suggesting I get the d15z6 instead?
 
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:37 PM
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The Z6 has the VTEC feature in the head which makes it somewhat more powerful at high rpm. It was stock in the "EX" version of the Civic. You would also need to swap the computer and run a few wires to enable VTEC to work. Reliability is really the same for either one. The D series are great engines if not abused.
 
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