93 4d lx, z6,ported, port matched, compression bumped, balanced, manual swap
I got bad news today that the RDX is a total loss. After paying off the lien and with car replacement assistance from my insurance company, I should end up with about $6,500 to get something new. So the plan is a used Odyssey for the wife and I’ll take over her Fit. So I’ll stay VTEC but lose the turbo
On a brighter note:
This showed up today.
I’m too tired to get it unboxed and bolted up to the engine stand today and I’m sure I don’t even have the correct bolts.
I’ll get cracking on it tomorrow.
Block had CSS installed, then bored, honed, decked, notched for rods, and cleaned. Crank was micropolished and checked for straightness. New bearings were sized/installed, then everything was assembled. No idea what my clearances are for the bearings and I’m guessing ring gap/P2W was set according to Arias specs. Total cost was $1,625Nice shiny assembled rotating assembly!
What all did they do to the bottom end?
What parts and pieces, bearings and clearances are you using?
How much did bottom end assembly and machine work cost?
What crank did you go with?
Do you already have turbo parts for this beast? Or is that next?
No turbo parts yet. I’m saving up for a Go Autoworks kit and hoping to get everything ordered towards the end of next year. I figure winter of 2022 would be a good time to get the turbo installed along with the fuel system and getting the trans rebuilt while the car is down. If I can hit the tuner in Spring of 2023 I should be ready to start tearing up the tracks as soon as they open for the year. Still quite a ways off and still lots to buy, like slicks, traction bar, clutch, and a helmet (about the only thing I can get the wife on board with spending money on). If I can sell off the old motor and some of my unused parts, that will definitely help.Do you already have turbo parts for this beast? Or is that next?
Cant wait to see this thing assembled with a fat snail hanging off the head
I will do that the next time I go out to the garage.hey lets get some shots of those ports upclose with flash..
if ya wanna..
Luckily the bolt didn’t snap in two and I was able to get it out. I figured worst case I could tap that hole to the next size up, open up the hole in the cap, and use a bigger bolt. But thankfully it hasn’t come to that. We’ll see how she holds once the distributor is on and the cam is spinning.Freakin bolt! Did that on one of my ZC's one time. That head is fully ported and sitting in the storage shed with a cam cap bolt still rung off in it. I was pissed that day. I'll fix it and use it some day, probably.