1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

2.0 dohc vtec rebuild

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by xpand3r, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. xpand3r

    xpand3r New Member

    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2011
    Hi there,

    Yesterday at work i came across a kit car which is scrapped and i think it has been there for a pretty long time now. I checked it's engine bay and it looks like it has a 2l dohc vtec engine not sure which one exactly because i couldnt see the whole engine. it's in a critical condition and i'm not sure if the engine is seized or not.

    So i need some opinions here, would it be worth it to rebuild the whole engine in case it's not seized? or would i rather get an engine in working condition? I plan on swapping my d15b to something more powerful, it would be a nice treat for my sol ;)

    Thanks!
     
  2. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

    Messages:
    14,172
    Likes Received:
    48
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2002
    Location:
    C.C.TX.
    Really it depends on the condition of the engine. Engine can sit for a while and not need to be completely rebuilt.
     
  3. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    30,036
    Likes Received:
    3,970
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    CT
    :werd:
    what is it
    what kind of condition is it in
    how much is it

    without knowing any of that its hard to say whether it would be worth it or not
     
  4. xpand3r

    xpand3r New Member

    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2011
    The valve cover is similar to the b18c but a guy from work told me it's a 2l prelude engine though it's strange because this engine is a dohc vtec one. It has some rust on its parts. I'll ask why it has been scrapped and check if i can take it
     
  5. xpand3r

    xpand3r New Member

    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2011
    oh btw I forgot to mention it has a PGMFI intake system on it i think the engine was manufactured with this intake. I'll take photos on Monday too.
     
  6. BrutalB83

    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    11,620
    Likes Received:
    302
    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2006
    Location:
    Rochester Hills, MI
    Look for a stamp on the block to the left of the exhaust manifold. That should tell you what engine it is. If it's not a B-series but looks like one and has dual-cam VTEC, then it's likely an H22...
     
  7. xpand3r

    xpand3r New Member

    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2011
    But the h22 DOHC Vtec stamp is at the bottom right above the header,
    this one is on the above part of the valve cover.
    I dont think i can find a way to check the stamp on the block because of the way it's fitted on the kit car
    but i'll try my best
     
  8. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    30,036
    Likes Received:
    3,970
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    CT
    b20 with a vtec head?
     
  9. xpand3r

    xpand3r New Member

    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2011
    That was my first guess. i'll check to be sure though :)
     
  10. RoughKnight

    RoughKnight Christmas Car

    Messages:
    846
    Likes Received:
    25
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2009
    Location:
    Ottawa, Ont
  11. xpand3r

    xpand3r New Member

    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2011
    i just hope it can still work and can get it for a reasonable price. *fingers crossed*
     
  12. xpand3r

    xpand3r New Member

    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2011
    Hey i just checked today and it's a b16a with a pgmfi intake. here are photos of it.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  13. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    30,036
    Likes Received:
    3,970
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    CT
    what happened to that poor thing?
     
  14. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

    Messages:
    14,172
    Likes Received:
    48
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2002
    Location:
    C.C.TX.
    No shit, it's sad to see such a good engine get to that condition. I bet it runs fucking awesome though, as long as it's been sitting, if it isn't completely seized it couldn't have too many miles on it.
     
  15. xpand3r

    xpand3r New Member

    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2011
    My mates told me it's been sitting there for a long time. I'll talk to the boss when he arrives to work and maybe get a deal ;)
     
  16. xpand3r

    xpand3r New Member

    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2011
    What do you guys think it's worth, considering its condition?
     
  17. xpand3r

    xpand3r New Member

    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2011
    based on the looks and research i have done its a 1st gen b16a (160ps) with cable tranny
     
  18. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

    Messages:
    14,172
    Likes Received:
    48
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2002
    Location:
    C.C.TX.
    For you needs, unless it's $100 I wouldn't take it.
     
  19. xpand3r

    xpand3r New Member

    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2011
    Yeah i guess you are right. Maybe he'll give it to me for free but i doubt that.
    Still have to go through so many hassles because of the cable tranny and obd0.
    My jdm d15b vtec has hydro tranny , obd1. well, we'll see as soon as the boss
    comes :) i'll keep you guys updated
     
  20. BossFerrell

    BossFerrell New Member

    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2011
    sad to see that motor get thrown away, hope you get it cheap brah.
     
Verification:
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page