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

Am i wasting my time with that engine?

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by bistec, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. bistec

    bistec Project EH23

    Messages:
    335
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2006
    Hi, i've finally decided to rebuild my old z6 for turbo. Not looking for crazy number ( arround 225-250 hp).

    1- I wanted to know based on the pics if i'm wasting my time. The engine has 154000 miles ( i know it doesn't matter if your going to re build it) but what you guys think?

    2- Also what type , brand of internal would you go with ( will be using the greddy bolt-on kit TD04H-15G 8cm2 ). I know that with that kit i can keep the stock internal, but in case later i want more power i don't want to have to open the block again. Any suggestion on setup will be great .

    Does anyone know a machine shop in the boston Massachusetts area where i can send my block and head to be cleaned , resurfaced, bored , honed and a valve job ? If not any trusted shop will be great Thanks.:)

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2007
  2. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

    Messages:
    24,577
    Likes Received:
    696
    Joined:
    May 20, 2003
    Location:
    Central, MA
    automatic? haha
     
  3. bistec

    bistec Project EH23

    Messages:
    335
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2006
    Yes :mad: . It's was in my auto del sol. And now if i'm not wasting my time with it ,it's going after the build in my manual hatch :D
     
  4. bistec

    bistec Project EH23

    Messages:
    335
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2006
    You're in mass you might know a shop arround here!
     
  5. bistec

    bistec Project EH23

    Messages:
    335
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2006
    Thanks for your answers. They're is one point that i didn't understand:
    . I'll try the yellow pages. Thanks again!
     
  6. bistec

    bistec Project EH23

    Messages:
    335
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2006
    Just wanted to know on what that will affect my build compare to stock rods.
     
  7. bistec

    bistec Project EH23

    Messages:
    335
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2006
    Great info! Thanks a lot!:)
     
  8. bistec

    bistec Project EH23

    Messages:
    335
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2006
    I'will. Thanks again! Ohhh another question, will the greddy turbo kit that i'm planning to use be able to boost up to 250 hp?
     
  9. bistec

    bistec Project EH23

    Messages:
    335
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2006
    That would not be that bad for a first turbo build. What would be an ideal compression? Should i get the cylinder bored to 0.10 or 0.20 I know you've already gave me a lot of advices and i really appreciate it . As i've said it's my first turbo built and i hope with your helps to do it right the first time. I've done a lot of reading but will still need help and advice so sorry if i ask stupid questions . Thanks!:thumbsup:
     
  10. bistec

    bistec Project EH23

    Messages:
    335
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2006
    Is a oil cooler a must?
     
  11. bistec

    bistec Project EH23

    Messages:
    335
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2006
    Yes i did and i might do the same setup as yours except for the piston and rods (cp and TunerToys as you said). Thanks!
     
  12. bistec

    bistec Project EH23

    Messages:
    335
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2006
    Wow the CP pistons are realy expensive. Any other good and less expensive substitutions ?
    SRP look cheaper than CP! But quality?
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2007
  13. bistec

    bistec Project EH23

    Messages:
    335
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2006
    Ok, thanks!:thumbsup:
     
  14. EvoTec1

    EvoTec1 Member

    Messages:
    98
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2007
    Location:
    Tacoma, WA

    Arent revs harder on a motor than boost?
     
  15. bistec

    bistec Project EH23

    Messages:
    335
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2006
    Finaly found a machine shop in my area ! Hope they'e good.
     
  16. bistec

    bistec Project EH23

    Messages:
    335
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2006
    I called the machine shop and they're asking $800 for honing ,boring, decking, cleaning and head rebuilding. Does is sounds right or good?

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  17. bistec

    bistec Project EH23

    Messages:
    335
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2006
    Yes that's the quote with valve job! But doesn't include titanium retainer or dual springs valves ( do i really realy need to do that?) Can't i just go stock valve and spring ?

    That's was the price on the phone, they said if i bring the engine they might do it for less.:confused:
     
  18. bistec

    bistec Project EH23

    Messages:
    335
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2006
    Thanks for the advice :thumbsup: . The block is now 100% bare. I'll drop it with head tomorrow morning. They said that i'll get them back sometime next week. But i have some questions.

    1-Shouldn't i get the internal and send to them with the block, not for them to put them in but to make sure that size ,clearance... are respected?

    2- I know i've said that i would go with cp pistons and TT rods but just wanted to know what you think about this eBay Motors: D16 Civic CRX Si Turbo Engine Kit Pistons Rods Gasket (item 180106570398 end time Apr-19-07 13:51:41 PDT) ?

    3- I wanted to keep the stock comp ratio (9:5:1) or go 9:0:1 but i can't find any forged piston with those comp ratio.
    a- Is 9:5:1 or 9:0:1 a good idea?
    b- Where can i get those pistons?

    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2007
Verification:
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page