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My car is smoking BADLY. Like, when i launch, and gun it, i can see the cloud behind my car. Never used to be like that. I goes threw about 1qt a month now. About 3 months ago, it was fine, not much oil burning. I guess it is my piston rings since the car has 185,000 whopping miles on it w/o a rebuild, so i'm sure it could use one.

I wanna got the JE 9:1 pistons, Crower Rods, some head work(valves,springs,retainers,3-angle valve job, porting), and a good blueprint & balance.

I'm just wondering what kind of price i'm looking at. I know the pistons/rods will run me around a grand, and the head work will be a grand too. I would like to do the work myself, i'm knowledgeable, never done any engine work, but i'm sure if i go slow enough w/ a helms, i should be able to get it working, right?

If anyone has some info, i'd really appreciate it.

better yet, if someone around cincinnati will be free in a few months, and knows how to build an engine, and wants to earn some money, let me know!



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Hey man, it's your chance to VTEC it, or at least upgrade to an H23!


I think the rebuild would be more expensive than a H23... or at least not worth the trouble?

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by spite:
Hey man, it's your chance to VTEC it, or at least upgrade to an H23!


I think the rebuild would be more expensive than a H23... or at least not worth the trouble?

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Not to sound like an Ultra Weenie, but, i want to stick w/ the SOHC. I like being the underdog. I will turbo it about 3-5k miles after the rebuild. Then i'll make a statement. :)

Sound Stupid? It is. But that is me. :-D



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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by sohcpower:
Not to sound like an Ultra Weenie, but, i want to stick w/ the SOHC. I like being the underdog. I will turbo it about 3-5k miles after the rebuild. Then i'll make a statement. :)

Sound Stupid? It is. But that is me. :-D

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Krezzy man. Just krezzy!
You might as well get a block guard installed, in case the F22 needs one. Oh, new rods for the turbo.

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chris, you are one CRAZY mofo!


why dont you just do the whole bottom-end along w/ the turbo at the same time? duh....


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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by sohcpower:
Not to sound like an Ultra Weenie, but, i want to stick w/ the SOHC. I like being the underdog. I will turbo it about 3-5k miles after the rebuild. Then i'll make a statement. :)

Sound Stupid? It is. But that is me. :-D

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what a weiner...go for the H23, you'll still be an underdog
But then you'll be an underdog with some balls. haha...come on chris, join the DOHC people...you know you wanna.

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If you're planning to build the engine from the ground up by yourself, you will need quite a few specialized tools. Micrometer, bore gauge, etc. Unless you have access to these tools, or have the money to spend on them, I would suggest letting a pro do the rebuild (the bottom end at least). Also, don't try porting yourself, that's a very delicate job on a Honda (not so much on a turbo as NA, but still).

Blueprint and balance is definitely something for a shop, not something to do at home!

A fully built bottom end could easily run over $4k, not including the top end.

Main thing is to get all of the clearnaces correct, make sure the block is straight, measure all critical clearances, etc. etc.

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