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2000 civic engine build

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by garyeboy, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. garyeboy

    garyeboy New Member

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    okay i think i've decided what i want to build tell me if this setup sounds good
    b18c1 block 11.5.1 cp pistons 81mm bore
    eagle h beam connecting rods
    possibly b16 head a decent port and polish cleaning up the castings port matched to the IM
    crower cams and their dual valve springs
    skunk 2 IM polish the runners 69-70mm tb
    hondata IM gasket
    dc header
    cai


    would it be reccomended to get adjustable cam gears?
    also i know i'll need to do an obd1 conversion to tune this setup whats a good tuning program thats easy to learn and use?

    also what kinda of power will i see with this setup
     
  2. dtob

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    Why don't you leave the GSR head on there if you are getting port work done anyway?? Then you have the quench pads and a ported head...
    I'd invest in a better header like hytech. Just that alone will make about 10hp over the dc header.

    Yes get adjustable cam gears.
    crome is good.

    Depends on the tune. You could have a great engine but a shit tune that is running super rich and doesn't make much power.
     
  3. garyeboy

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    where can i get a tune ?
    does the hytech header have bigger pipes or something?
    i was thinking about the gsr head
    my plan is scowering the junk yards around here trying to find a complete used engine i have a b16a2 but i know the b18 has slightly more potential and this is my every day driver.
    so i can;t have it down long
     
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    It is a completely different design and way better all around.

    If you already have a b16 head then just use that but I didn't notice that you have a b16 already before my last post.

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    He's probably thinking of the torque.

    If you want more torque why not build a B20vtec instead of the GSR block??
     
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    reason bein for goin with the gsr engine is because this is my daily driver so i can't afford downtime so i was gonna find another engine to build and i figured the b18 would be a good option
     
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    Sure but why a gsr? There are other options, LS and B20 which both make more torque.
     
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    what kinda difference would it be in power doin a b20 or ls vs's doin a gsr build? mainly i was wanting to keep it remotely simply bein this is my every day driver
     
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    okay since it'd be better to just do bolt ons for a everyday driver since i trust your judgement from what i've read on here of your advice to people.
    how does this sound for just mild upgrades with out much engine work
    skunk2 IM
    skunk2 68mm TB
    the comp cams i mentioned earlier
    and swapping to a hytech header instead of the dc sports
    would i see a decent power gain? worth the money?


    i may later on when i get bored with it get a JRSC since they are very reliable since this is a everyday driver
     
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    what could i do to keep mid range power and still get a good perforance gain?
     
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