no guys. the intake MANIFOLD... like plenum, runners, etc.... the actual part the TB bolts to. its plastic on the d17a2 i have in the garage. I'm thinking its from the same GM technology that gave us the amazing d17 exhaust manifold.
The d17 is just a plain shitty design imo. very restricting. seems like an old DPFI setup modified to have 4 injectors.
I think they do have butterflies. I have an 01 DX and the whole thing is plastic. It has some piece that is like a big plate that goes inbetween the mani. and the head. It's a crappy design, but I'm sure it will hold up. I dont think any companies make a decent replacement for it that isnt race only. BTW 01+ EX sux compared to 01+ DX. ex with 7whp more and 300 more lbs.. pfft. POS vtec-e
yea, you can boost them pretty easy with no problems, some guys have been able to use the I/M from the D16y8, but it is alot of work involved into it. Remember this, we are having problems now because the aftermarket is trying to play catch up, as time goes on you will see more and more parts available for this engine, be patient, you can easily work with that you have. I agree that it is very restricting, but remember this boosting it right, will work on some of those restrictions i.e exhaust manifold, exhaust, injectors. You could also do some head work, that would will, if you can narrow it down where the only real place of weakness is the I/M it is just a matter of time before they start making after market ones, because everyone is bitching about that.
Hi all, 04 LX 5 SPD 203k
I put new spark plugs, oil pan, valve cover gasket and a new oil pan gasket, 4 to 1 headers and 3 in exhaust. Cleaned the EGR also.The car ran fine during idle before replacing the header and exhaust. I painted the header...
Hello you all,
I have a Honda logo with a d13b7 engine.
Recently i have some problems with compression. I have a misfire in one cylinder, already checked injector and spark.
I think its a valve problem (If the problem was on the cylinder i would burn oil, but it dont) It sucks a little bit on...
I'm a newb to this site, new to tuning, but not a new technician and I have never had this issue before.
I bought kpro for my d17 and in order to run kpro, I need to use this AEM cam gear. Hondata says it has modified teeth and kpro absolutely will not work without it. Today I installed the cam...