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First post, so some intro.
Old skool mechanic, (prefer carby engines ).

Was given a 1989 Honda Civic, was sitting in yard for over 5 years.

Started well, went well for about 3 weeks. Went on long trip, did not miss a beat. 135 original kilometers, everything works. ( except the radio).

Brief histroy of previous owner, a father bought for his son to go to uni, but he thrashed it, underneat car on imspection it has been bottomed out.
Clutch was nearly on the way out, needed replacing.
Paid zilch for the car except tow truck to tow it home.
Has 4 brand new tyres, drives straight as an ace.
I am impresssed with this car, I want to keep it. ( project car in my retirement)

However, day afyer a 1000 Km trip, the next morning went to start it and it "grabbed", would not kick over.

Then it forcibly started with some clanking.

Eventually the motor "blew up" ( have pictures) Con Rod 3 snapped, pireced both sides of block, it still got me home.

Motor no longer repairable.

Got another motor, first time ever worked on these engines.

Stripped, re-bored, new pistons, rings, bearings etc etc etc.

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First question,
What do you guys do to tension the big end bearings in regards to getting socket extensions inside between the main bearing "train".
3/4 inch drives don't seem to fit.

2. What tension is the Con Rods for that motor and can I use inch/lb instead of foot/lbs so to use 1/2 drive sockets instead ?
(1.5 twin carburetor, 1989 Civic)

Thanks
 

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Question 1: 1/2 drive should be more than enough to tighten/loosen the girdle on the bearings

Question 2:
Rods = 23 lb-ft
Main girdle = 18 lb-ft first step, 33 lb-ft second step, using a center-out tightening pattern.
And going from ft/lbs to inch/lbs is just multiply by 12. Or you can google it and they have a calculator that can change it to newton meters if you wanted if you wanted.

The question I have is how the hell are you a guest and not a member?
 

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First post, so some intro.
Old skool mechanic, (prefer carby engines ).

Was given a 1989 Honda Civic, was sitting in yard for over 5 years.

Started well, went well for about 3 weeks. Went on long trip, did not miss a beat. 135 original kilometers, everything works. ( except the radio).

Brief histroy of previous owner, a father bought for his son to go to uni, but he thrashed it, underneat car on imspection it has been bottomed out.
Clutch was nearly on the way out, needed replacing.
Paid zilch for the car except tow truck to tow it home.
Has 4 brand new tyres, drives straight as an ace.
I am impresssed with this car, I want to keep it. ( project car in my retirement)

However, day afyer a 1000 Km trip, the next morning went to start it and it "grabbed", would not kick over.

Then it forcibly started with some clanking.

Eventually the motor "blew up" ( have pictures) Con Rod 3 snapped, pireced both sides of block, it still got me home.

Motor no longer repairable.

Got another motor, first time ever worked on these engines.

Stripped, re-bored, new pistons, rings, bearings etc etc etc.

----------------------------

First question,
What do you guys do to tension the big end bearings in regards to getting socket extensions inside between the main bearing "train".
3/4 inch drives don't seem to fit.

2. What tension is the Con Rods for that motor and can I use inch/lb instead of foot/lbs so to use 1/2 drive sockets instead ?
(1.5 twin carburetor, 1989 Civic)

Thanks
If you're after a D series workshop manual with specs for rebuilds pm me your email and i can send it to you.
 

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The question I have is how the hell are you a guest and not a member?
I singed up, posted, then was not able to log in, informed webmaster, now able to log in.

And going from ft/lbs to inch/lbs is just multiply by 12. Or you can google it and they have a calculator that can change it to newton meters if you wanted if you wanted.
I googled and ended up here.
 

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Rods = 23 lb-ft
Main girdle = 18 lb-ft first step, 33 lb-ft second step, using a center-out tightening pattern.
The girdle was tensioned by the machine shop, so that is all ok.
The rods, I found 2 answers in google, one was 23 and the other was 30
So it's 23.

That's cool, my old Warren and Brown torque wrench starts at 20.
Currently being re-calibrated at torque wrench repair shop cos it's been out of service for long time.
 

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had anothe r look at bootom of engine, yes I see it now, the tolls and socket can fit. Thought they couldn't, my wrong.


Thanks for the replies, much appreciated
 
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