EDIT: Please go down to the last quote for my next question.
3) You should have oiled the shit out of everything while you were assembling it...
I had the bottom end assembled for me while I was at school in order to have it ready when I came home. I believe the machine shop used assembly lube, and it appears to have been used quite generously from where it is visible they used it. Is that what you mean by oiling it when assembling? Either way I trust the guy who put it together, he has a well reknowned machine shop in Richmond.
Okay, the reason he told me for that is to let the seals set. Is this not necessary?you dont need to let it sit a day before starting back up haha.just change the oil and let it cool down then just drive it around low rpm for a while, work your way up, thats what i did. and alot of decel.
Eh see I do not have tuning equipment, I am taking it to get tuned... I have also been told that because this setup will hit around 12:1 compression, 93 is going to be necessaryYou shouldn't "oil the shit" out of your piston rings and cylinder walls when building the engine. If you do the rings wont seal very well. You will be fine running 87 as long as you have the proper tuning equipment. The combustion chamber is super efficient and you wont have any detention as long as its in the proper AFR and timing is not aggressive. I'm running 94 in mine but there's no real reason for it.
Timing Light: I was being retarded, but I now know timing light is not for mechanical timing. =P I have a 1990 CRX si, I looked up under one at the junk yard the other day and saw the drain bolt, so its a go for draining the old gas.what model car do you have, some have drain plugs on the gas tank
drain the gas and put the good stuff in, why risk it.
what does a timing light have to do with setting TDC. do you have the timing belt covers on (front and back pieces). if anything retard the dizzy for ignition timing if you are worried about det
prime pump, start motor, run motor at around 2k (like they said) until engine researches operating temp, look for leaks.
shut down the motor and let it sit for a bit. change oil and filter.
trailer car to tuner, enjoy car