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Hi my names Chris and I just joined DSO and was looking for some pretty general advice in rebuilding my d16Y8. I attend my local community college for automotive technology and have a fairly good understanding of tools their uses. Currently my d16y8 in my 2000 Honda Civic EX has a slight knock and various oil leaks. It has 190k on it and is in desperate need of an overhaul SOON. Unfortunately schools almost out for summer and I can't get my car in the before times up, and I have to do it in my garage with limited tools. My long term goal is to boost it and still use it as my DD. I have done quite a bit of research on these motors but am still lost on what internals to go with. I don't have any engine pulling equipment and was wondering on what general stuff to get. I'm basically trying to soak up as much information as possible. Thank you very much guys and I'm excited to be a new member to DSO!
 

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Low psi on the turbo probably around 10 pounds or so. I want to use it as my daily driver so more then likely just on the street. I have around 600 dollars at the moment for just the overhaul. I'd really like to rebuild what I've got and sometime down the road be able to boost it.
 

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stock internals can handle that but its really more about the flow of the turbo(i.e the size) you don't really need alot for tools besides the typical stuff, get your self a good torque wrench you will need it. harbor freight sells decent ones cheap. I'm currently building a y7 to factory specs for a low pressure autox build. so i'm doing the same thing.

as for pulling the motor you can do it all with a jack. its a little harder to put it in but still very do able you dont have to have a hoist.


a haynes manual will also help a ton. but if you ever need any specs just should me a PM and i'd be more than happy to look stuff up for you



welcome to the D and good luck get it done! you will learn alot take your time, and take lots of pictures because we are all pic whores here
 

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I plan on getting a cherry picker, load leveler, and engine stand to make life a little easier. I'll buy 4 jack stands and I have a couple pretty decent jacks. I've gone thru engines and engine performance in my Toyota program so I'm familiar with bagging and tagging and that sort of stuff. Are there places you know of to get good parts for these motors? Any thing I should do now while I'm in there ? Also I will take tons of pictures and post them for sure.
 

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i would just replace all the gaskets and seals just to be sure everything is sealing well, go OEM gaskets or something on that level. please dont waste your money on ebay crap you will kick yourself for that. and same thing on piston rings and bearings OEM or something of the same quality.
 

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My instructor seems to think I'm going to need pistons because of the knock I have. He thinks I have piston slap. It knocks on cold starts and under loads. Do I just pull it and bring the short block to the machine shop? Any where on this forum about measuring clearances ? That's the only stuff I'm really confused on. I can pull the motor im sure, think I'll need a air compressor ?
 

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the only way you will know is if you pull it and look. theres plenty of info on DSO you just need to put in a little effort and search. as far as block goes i would just give it to the machinist and have him check all the clearances for you. have him check for square on the block and head, also have him check if the cylinders are not out of round. if they are out of round have him bore it out a bit. and if they are fine do a simple hone and call it good.

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Agreed on OEM or quality gaskets and stuff, I use hondapartsnow.com for my OEM purchases usually, and there are a lot of sponsors on here for aftermarket/ performance stuff. Decide on your HP goals rather than PSI. If you want that turbo HP is deciding factor for many of the parts you will need. Your valve cover looks like mine.
 

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nice. engine stand is a must, but a cherry picker for a civic, Eh its something that you can get by without unless you want one just to have it.
 

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yes the machine shop can check all that for you and let you know if its in spec or out they have the proper tools at least, saves you from having to buy them and it wont cost much. you will probs have to have the head rebuilt anyways
 
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