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  1. To build or not to build.

    Engine Building
    Ok guys, so I am in a predicament. I'm swapping a d16z6 into my 74 Mini Cooper, and its just about time to put the engine in the car. However, once the engine is in the car, I don't want to have to take it out again for a long time. That being said, when I had the car running before, the engine...
  2. D15B7 Rebuild 95 Civic Hatch with 90,000 miles

    New Member Introductions
    Over the winter i am looking to completely rebuild my engine with forged internals, switch to a manual transmission, and throw a turbo in her. i have worked on the car before (have installed full exhaust system: headers, cat delete, yonaka catback exhaust, true cold air intake, throttle body...
  3. To build or to buy

    Engine Building
    Hey guys, I have a d16z6 in my Mini cooper... well at least it was in there. I removed the engine in order to replace my steering rack and perform some rust repair on the fire wall. While the engine was in the car, I noticed that the engine was smoking at high RPMs. Some people were saying that...
  4. d16z6 rebuild (Mini Cooper swap)

    Naturally Aspirated
    Hey guys, So i just finished swapping the engine in and ive run into a small issue. Below is a video that I took revving the engine up a bit... https://vid.me/1UtF As you can see, the smoke doesn't happen until the higher RPMs. I figured that the smoke is probably due to worn rings. So, I...
  5. 91 CRX Si D16A6 rebuild question

    DIY Forum
    Okay so I rebuilt this engine with the mechanic I used to work with(35+ years experience). He had me questioning a lot of what he said because of certain circumstances. My question is after I got the rods and pistons in I had trouble turning the crank. We switched out pistons 1 and 3 which...
  6. Which motor should i go with

    New Member Introductions
    okay so im 19 and have a 94 ej1 that im currently converting to a stick shift. the guy that i bought it from had a d15b already in it and i have a d16z6 already at my house. my question is which motor should i build? i plan on doing this right and its my first build. my plans are rods n...
  7. My engine still over-heating

    Engine Management
    Hello guy, i had this problem i just rebuild my engine this week. and i was running it today and it just over heating a lil bit. i was think i was the thermostat so i buy one and put it on. when i broke my engine my head bend 10 degreed so I fix it. before it my head was cutted. it have a felpro...
  8. clean rebuild

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    Hey guys, It's been a long time since I've been on here and over the last couple weeks I've been doing a rebuild on one of my coupes. I decided to focus on trying to get this rebuild to be the cleanest one I've ever done. And I just dropped the motor in today and figured I would share a...
  9. Help Please! Complete Rebuild won't start.

    Naturally Aspirated
    I did a rebuild on a D16Z6. After installation, my engine turns over and almost starts. I tried to put it in neutral to push it out out of my garage and the front wheels are all locked up. The shifter shifts through all the gears with no problem. I did everything according tot he helms manual...
  10. Jacks B18B Build Log

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    Preface Where to begin? Last summer I bought a 1993 EG8. The car is in excellent condition for its year, has been garage kept and stored in the winter for the last 10 years by the previous owner. Not a single trace of rust to be found on the entire car. A rare find in Southern Ontario...
  11. building a d series engine to go fast

    New Member Introductions
    i have a 1990 honda civic with a d series engine not sure which one it doesnt say on the side where it is suposed to be, anyways, i kinda like the fact that it is stock how ever i would like more power how should i go about doing this any suggestions? i have heard of replacing the head with a...
  12. Low Compression after Fresh Full Rebuild

    Naturally Aspirated
    Hey Honda experts, I am having an issue with the D16a6 Engine after a fresh rebuild. Here's what was done: Engine: Bored block to 75.5mm Rehoned cylinders Oversized OEM style pistons Hastings Rings machined top for flatness (not sure how much the machinist took off) Head: New seals New...
  13. mini me motor smoking

    New Member Introductions
    Hi, I'm Joey, and I am a noob. I recently acquired a 91 ef hatch at what I thought was a good deal. But after money was exchanged I found the motor smokes. It only smokes when I get on the motor or high rpms. Its a light blue smoke, from what I have read and Honda people I have talked to that...
  14. D16y8 turbo rebuild

    Engine Building
    I'm rebuilding my d16y8 for a turbo build in hopes to get some moderate power, it has a blown head gasket which I'm going to be replacing soon along with upgrading the internals but otherwise it's in good condition. Anyway, I searched around a bit for ideas but would much rather have a good...
  15. d16z6 help with build mileage specific

    General Tech
    i have a d16z6 with 190k miles that im currently working on. it all started by just wanting to change the valve cover gasket now it turned into: intake gasket valve cover gasket oil pan gasket oil pump water pump timing belt and tensioner i figured since i was here i can do a port and...
  16. Newbie With a Question

    General Tech
    Hello all - I apologize ahead of time for the wall of text! Although I've been a frequent visitor of the forum here for quite some time, I've never gotten around to actually posting. However, that time has come, as I am in need of some real help! First of all, let me say that I - in no way...
  17. Planning a Z6 build from scratch, already need help

    Engine Building
    Hey, i am building a complete z6 from scratch and need to know a good place to look for a Z6 block i havent been able to find one on the web or at a junk yard? I was going to go Y8 block with z6 head but i read that the timing will be off and at 400+ id have bad headlift so id rather have a...
  18. How to rebuild a D16y8

    New Member Introductions
    Eventually I'm going to turbo my civic, but I'm going to do a rebuild first. Now I've never done a rebuild before, and I'm wondering what i need/how to do it. Its a D16y8, all stock except for a cold air. Its got 192,000Km (119,000Mi). It burns a tiny bit of oil and leaks a little. Im planning...
  19. Rod bearing destroyed!

    General Tech
    I have a 95 honda civic ex with a d16z6. rod bearing on 4th cylinder went out. i bought new bearings but unfortunately the crank has been wore down because of this. 1. i need to know things like about how much would this cost me to repair? 2. would it be better just to buy another engine...
  20. D16Z6 Vtec rebuild- need help!

    Engine Building
    Hey guys, new to the forum. Just picked up a motor off of my buddy, a d16z6. not too familiar with motors and such, but i have a d16y7 in my 96 hatchback right now. All the motor came with was the block, clutch, head, valve cover. No tranny, no wiring, no exhaust manifold. We stripped the...
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