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94 delSol S Oil problem

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by ukf, May 17, 2006.

  1. ukf

    ukf Junior Member

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    Hey guys,

    My name's Danny. I'm new to hondaswap.com so I'm not entirely sure if I'm posting this in the right section. I tried searching for an answer to my question on these forums and didn't really find anything about it.

    First off, I have 94 delSol S and I put a AEM Cold Air intake on it. Havent really had time to put the bypass valve on it, but it hasn't been a problem - i think... Whenever it was raining pretty hard down here in Baton Rouge, LA - I thought I sucked up some water into the engine, as it turned out, that wasn't the case - the car worked fine after that for about 2-3 hours. Next morning I went to start up the car and it started backfiring and sputtering, trying to stall out. I got to a shop and as it turned out I had water in my distributor. So I changed that out, and the car seemed to work perfectly fine for about a week. Then it started backfiring whenever I'd simply rev the engine. I check the oil - it was almost gone. So I added some oil, the car started running fine, but then after about 150-200 miles, the engine ate up about a quart of oil. There's no leaks, no sign of anything wrong, except for the oil just disappearing - I'm guessing it's an internal problem.

    So here's my question - is this serious? What could be the problem? And how much longer would you guys think I have left on that engine (I'm at about 106k right now). If I do need an engine swap - how much would it cost (and I'm sure a lot of people have asked this already, just haven't researched it yet) to get a new engine with a swap - either b series (what would you recommend? a b16a1, etc.?) or should I go with a h22?

    Sry about so many questions and thanks in advance,
    Danny L.
     
  2. GSRCIVICTN

    GSRCIVICTN Lost in a sea of rednecks

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    If you don't see any leaks, then most likely your piston rings are worn excessively. That problem can be solved with a rebuild, but if you are looking for more power and on a budget, try looking into a b18b out of an Integra LS(RS, GS) out of a 94-01. To make the swap as cheap and easy as possible find a 94-95 so you don't run into any OBD issues.
    Don't worry about the bypass valve for the CAI. It's worthless unless you completely sumerge your filter-why would you do that? I know my Civic isn't a Hummer so I don't drive it through rivers and such.
    If you are burning that much oil, I wouldn't think you have very much time left. With that much blowby, you will wash down your cylinder walls and ruin any bearings in that engine. Gasoline isn't a very good lube.
    Personally, I think the B18c1 is a good engine for the money. I think the b18c5 is pricey for what advantages it has over the c1. The b18b with a b16's tranny is very fun for little money compared to the others. No vtec though. Still has much more torque than a B16.
    Bottom line is what is your budget and what do you want out of the car?
     
  3. ukf

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    thanks for the quick reply. just as much as i expected.

    a rebuild sounds a little bit out the question, since I'm looking for a lot more hp and torque out of it. As for the budget, well, I'm not going to go as high as a k20 or whatnot, b/c i asked a couple of ppl and they said that would go for about 7k, but I'm want to stay under 2-3k(including engine, all parts needed, tranny? and labor). I just want to get the most out of the cheapest, i guess, so that I could run pretty good times on the quater mile (right now, the best i ran was 17.01). I wanted to cut that down as much as possible, without a turbo/supercharger (however, i do want to put a turbo on it a little later down the road - so I need an engine, to which I could be able add a turbocharger).

    Yet again, thanks for all your help,
    Danny.
     
  4. VTECin5th

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    For your budget and plan to boost later go B18C(1)
     
  5. ukf

    ukf Junior Member

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    so what would be a good website to get b series engines for cheap?

    Edit: other than ebay preferably...

    Edit2: yes i know this question has been answered 1083810298 times most likely... the only post about it, however, that i found only included http://www.hmotorsonline.com ... ne other websites? would it be a good idea to try a junkyard?
     
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    hmotorsonline is where it's at, and i've never heard anything bad about them.
    I can't remember hearing of any other online websites with a reputation even CLOSE to HMO.
    If you live in a city, you won't find a GSR in the junkyard usually.. the people who work there take em first.
     
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