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Andrew's engine swap (pics)

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  1. Andrew

    Andrew Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Everyone!
    I'm Andrew and this is the project thread of my 1991 CRX Si!
    I'm gonna try and get this main page organized for quick reference, so I'll try and edit it as I go along.

    Page 1 -
    Pulled the D16A6 out
    Pressurewash engines and engine bay
    Install D16Z6
    Page 2 -
    Got my Boomslang harness and sortof installed it.
    Loaded up the Rex to take it to my friend at his shop to help get it going.
    Got my 15" black Rota Slipstream's in. looking hawt!
    Page 3 -
    Changed the fuel pump out for a Walbro 255lph
    Mounted the Slips
    Got the motor running (after changing distributors)
    Had oil leak. Started talking with KMS about rebuild.
    Page 4 -
    Sent head off to machine shop for surfacing. Results
    Pulled shortblock/tranny out from under the car
    Talked more with KMS and got a 'build plan'
    Decided to start a wire-tuck. Wire Tuck thread
    Page 5 -
    Ordered some new gaskets and things.
    Swapped suspension with Abel (Taco15). S2 springs/GR-2 struts
    Lowered car pics (on Fat Fives)
    Masked off engine bay for paint
    Started cleaning up and laying out parts
    Page 6 -
    Picked up a fan and a 1" MC/BB from Pick n Pull
    Compared fan sizes, mocked up on Radiator.
    Crimped on disconnects on the injectors
    Ordered/Recieved -6an fuel line stuff.
    Page 7 -
    Modified stock fuel line to accept -6an adapter
    Installed 1" Integra MC/BB
    Started researching brake upgrades
    Page 8-
    Mocked up Fuel rail assembly
    Got new brake fitting flared on/installed.
    Page 10 -
    Got new tires for the Fat Fives. 205/55/15 Yokohama AVS ES100's.
    Picked up 10.3" rotors
    Got -6an fuel line connected to stock firewall fitting
    Started talking about Catch Cans
    Page 11 -
    Cleaned/Mocked up tranny and Distributor
    Page 12 -
    STAY AWAY FROM KMS ENGINE DEVELOPMENT
    Page 13 -
    Recieved motor from KMS
    Top 5 reasons to NOT use KMS.
    Examining things that are missing
    Page 15 -
    Installed Motor and got it running (kinda). Sounds good!
    Page 16 -
    Driving it around the yard
    Page 17 -
    Fuel line setup
    First startup VID
    First race VID
    Page 18 -
    Engine specs overview, Cam specs and valve timing specs
    Good outdoors pics of the car and motor setup
    Page 19 -
    Pics at school in the morning
    Changed IAT
    Checked plugs
    Scared my buddy with the OOGA horn.. VID
    Page 20 -
    Exhaust talk
    Page 21
    Youtube and Photobucket Videos
    Went to the track -
    15.6 @ 91.8mph VID
    Page 22 -
    Pics from Gainesville Raceway and Another VID
    Timeslip scans
    Page 23 -
    y8 intake manifold
    Exhaust! pics and VID
    Carwash pics w/ pink flowers =]
    Page 25 -
    Smiley VC teaser pic
    Started building the shop
    Put on the CAI
    Page 26
    Performance Smiley mod
    D's > B's picture
    DIY Catchcan fab/install
    Page 28 -
    Cool LED shoplight night pics
    Page 30 -
    Camera tripod mount in cargo area for Autocrossing & VID
    DYNO pics/vids
    DYNO Graph
    Page 31 -
    Autocross pics
    El Camino pics
    Page 33 -
    Cometic Head Gasket arrived
    Oil Sandwich Adaper
    Installed oil gauge
    Page 34 -
    RC Race pics
    Page 35 -
    Looking to buy a Civic Sedan with a B16 in it
    Page 36 -
    Bought the B16 Civic! PICS and VIDS
    Pulled the B16 out
    More RC races
    Page 37 -
    Pulled the D16 out
    Put the B16 in
    Fooling around with the ITR header and Full-race Traction bar
    LOTS of detailed pics on engine removal/installation.
    Page 38 -
    LOTS of detailed pics on engine installation. Con't.
    More pics of traction bar and ITR header fitment
    Page 39 -
    Vid of B16 running.
    Fuel line setup on B16
    Lots of VIDS on the shaking/vibrating axle problem.
    Page 41 -
    Terrances ITR Skidplates
    Axle comparisons
    Page 43 -
    Notched rear crossmember for rear mount clearance.
    Got new axles installed.
    Car wash
    Pics of the Shop
    Caliper and Knuckle clean and sandblasting
    Page 44 -
    Picked up a
    Garrett/Airesearch TBO335 (T3 Series) turbo. Specs listed.
    Fixed a nail in my tire
    Page 46 -
    Pics of the Turbo and then Disassembly at school. Turbo is siezed. Returning it.
    Page 49 -
    Flipped brake booster hose
    pwned Terrance regarding ricer painting.
    Page 50 -
    Terrances Red engine bay
    Page 52 -
    Dyno day again! Plenty of pics
    Terrance and Chris' runs
    Spongebob engine pull

    B16 Valvetrain
    "Special sandwich"
    Strip and shave B16 Valve Cover
    Yanking A/C out from under dash
    Yanking Wires off motor to redo wiretuck engine harness.
    Page 53 -
    Fabbing gauge bezel in center console
    painted B16 VC
    Page 54 -
    Removed dash
    Sideskirt and Lip thoughts
    Finished painting VC
    Got the stock crossmember back in
    Fabbed sheetmetal firewall plugs
    Page 55 -
    Got dash back in
    Devin got new wheels on his EG Sedan
    Ordered heater hose cancelling plug from Acura.
    Interior almost done
    Working on boost gauge install
    Page 56 -
    Interior Finished
    Got the VC on the B
    Finished the gauges
    PIcked up a DA drivers side axle from PnP
    Axle disassembly pictures for ref.
    Page 57 -
    Axle seal replacement
    Installed Heater hose plug
    Relocated main ground
    Page 58 -
    Ryan's cool CRX wide-angle lens pictures
    Pics and VIDS from Gainesville Raceway in the PT CRUSHER
    Page 60 -
    Pics of Savannah trip
    Compression test results
    Page 61 -
    Difference in OEM Honda/Acura Cams for Ref.
    Objects in Mirror Are Losing sticker
    Gold Bolts, DC Dash, and SRT-4 intercooler
    Page 62 -
    Redid engine bay with gold bolts
    stripped DC dash
    Page 64 -
    Degreased and cleaned up hood components
    Stripped D16 VC of all paint
    Picked up JDM seat
    Redid Passenger side wire-tuck.
    Page 65 -
    Painted some front end parts
    Picked up NOS kit
    Panda sticker
    ENDYN's <$900 NEW head talk.
    Eclipse
    Page 66 -
    Comparing JDM seat with my USDM
    CF hood
    Page 67 -
    First Friday Art Walk
    311 Concert
    Page 68 -
    Started B16 removal
    Redoing drivers side tuck
    Cleaning up B and D parts
    Cleaned up GSR cams at school
    T34 Startup at school
    Page 69 -
    B16 pulled out
    D>B picture
    Page 70 -
    Tear down for Paint
    Sprayed Primer Coat
    Page 71
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    Painted 1st Grey coat
    Finished 99% of Engine Harness
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    Painted 2nd Grey coat
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    Started reassembly. Firewall plugs, Brakes, cables, etc.
    Installed D16Z6!
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    Pictures of my CBR1000F Hurricane
    Secured fuel line
    Painted Header
    Bawls VTEC cap
    Page 75 -
    Wheels wheels and more wheels. Trying to decide.
    Installed radiator
    Painted fender wells
    Installed Right fender
    Discussed plug beside distributor. Oil passage? Gauge install?
    Page 76 -
    Finished installing body panels
    Engine shots
    Finished "low" end, car is back on it's wheels
    Outdoor shots! (FIRST ONES!)
    Painted Valve Cover "rustic yellow"
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    Tool box from school
    Wired lights in shop (shop's a mess!)
    Startup VID!
    Page 79 -
    Coolant overflow can - Thanks Terrance!
    Finished Console project (gauges)
    Carwash!
    Cleaned up shop
    Cut Crossmember
    Air Filter on TB
    Page 80 -
    Devin's tragedy at the track, Teardown photos, and spider/worm videos!
    My B16 Teardown begins
    Picked up 1989 240SX and start working on it.
    Page 81 -
    The '86 Jeep CJ7
    Plug Wires
    CAI
    Page 82 -
    VTEC Solenoid painting w/ new oil switch
    Devin's Carnage Bolt.
    KSport Coilovers installed
    Turbo option - Garrett M27 .48/.48
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    Injector talk- DSM installation writeup and Factory Injector chart
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    Mocking up SRT-4 Intercooler.
    Page 85 -
    My turbo kits
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    Bolted on the 14b
    Bought Radiator/Fan
    Turbo Outlet welded
    Oil drain / VC Breather parts
    Mounted Vacuum manifold
    Started sawzalling IC piping
    Page 87 -
    Mounted FMIC
    Dropped Oil Pan to add fitting
    Pulled VC to add fittings
    Welded Bumper Support & Xmember
    Bumper mounted
    Fabbed Downpipe
    JB Welded VC, BOV, & Oil Drain (Do not attempt)
    DSM Blacktops cleaned at Shiver's
    R & R Head with Cometic HG
    Page 88 -
    Me and Terrance R & R head off again w/ drilled Cometic gasket. (hope it works!)
    Fabbed Wastegate
    Installed Injectors
    Installed Valve Cover
    BOV installed
    Oil Pan installed
    Welding & JB Welding Downpipe (installed)
    Bumper mounted (again)
    NGK BKR7ES-11's
    New vacuum manifold placement (on Rail)
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    Bought my DD Civic Si!
    Page 93 -
    Me and Terrance swap wheels
    Got new radiator to fit
    Terrance polished Fat Fives
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    Terrance fabbed (CNC) my oil drain spacer
    Fabbed hot side piping (pie-cuts). wood first, then aluminum. (2" sched. 80)
    Terrances Ramhorn rant
    Hot side piping taped and ready for welding (via Terrance)
    Hot side WELDED! lookin HOT
    Page 95
    Hot side mounted
    Radiator in
    Dented hood :(
    1st Startup vid!
    Compression check
    Page 97
    GSR in the rex
    Aeris (turbo)
    Page 98
    GSR Ripper vid
    Page 100
    painted VC, cleaned jams
    car wash /clay bar / polish
    Page 101
    Pics of the R-110 and future rat rod body.
    Page 103
    Assembled the Volvo 15G
    Page 104
    JUST MARRIED!!!
    Peel & Seal Sound deadening (like Dynomat)
    Page 105
    DIY Seat pan swap. (Installed JDM CRX Seat)
    Dyed carpet.

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    Lets get started!

    The D16A6 had 265k miles on it when it decided to bend a valve(actually 3 valves). So I decided to take a big step and perform my first engine swap with Honda's. Installing a D16Z6.
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    Got the header off and a few other little things
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    Got the axles and shift linkage out:
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    Comments are welcome. BTW this is my first engine swap... ever, and I did it by myself(with the help of my mom on the hoist half the time ), so if I did something stupid.. o well.....


    -Andrew
     
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    Update- 6/16
    I cleaned everything up(engine bay and engine): before and after pics:

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    Tomorrow I get the new engine (d16z6 with 11.5:1 CR).

    -Andrew
     
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    looks good.. you better update this mang..
     
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    lucky...you can use water where you live...we are still on restriction.
     
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    Like I said, I'll be picking the new motor up tomorrow night, so I'lll have an update in the next couple days(plan on installing it Sunday.), so keep your eyes out.

    yeah, I have a friend in Mesquite. He said there was some problems, evidently thats one of them... (just for you I just walked out and watered my lawn for 1hr.......:p )

    -Andrew
     
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    what motor are you installing?
     
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    A z6 mini-me for now. I can't remember what all he's done to it(a friend of mine here in town), but I know it's got 1.5l pistons and probably a y8 hg that bumps up the CR.

    I eventually plan on throwing a small turbo on a single cam vtec motor for a daily driver. not particularly this motor, but he's selling it with a lot of stuff for real cheap, so i can't really pass it up.

    -Andrew
     
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    Updated ALL the pictures. It's all resized and in order. And got rid of the walkthrough type stuff, it's all there, just need to use your head as to what I did...

    No engine tonight. I'll pick it up tomorrow at lunchtime.
    Update tomorrow night.

    -Andrew
     
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    Update 6/18

    NEW ENGINE IS IN!!

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    I have one question, though guys..
    Whats this plug? It's got two wires on it, and it's not on my z6...(harness is off a6)

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    ? If I remember right(check tomorrow evening after work), it's not something I can tak off of the a6 head and put onto the z6... i'll get pics tomorrow, but it's about 5in behind the alternator plugs.

    Thanks fellas
    -Andrew
     
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    dude sell me those ac lines!!!!!!!!! Its me Abel from Tally. I'd like a full view pic of your car if you dont mind. I think i've seen it around town
     
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    sending you a PM now Abel.
     
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    lol your still looking for a/c lines, you shoud have gotten mine when you had the chance.

    anyways I would have to see a better picture of the plug to help out
     
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    ^ I'll get a better one tomorrow after work.

    it's the only plug right under the IM/plenum...
     
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    might be for knock sensor, but not to sure is the plug round?
     
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    rectangular with two plugs.
    gotta go to sleep, but expect a new pic tomorrow evening.

    thanks
    -andrew
     
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    possiblly the fan switch plug. On the A6, its behind the engine while on the z6 its on the thermosat housing.
     
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    Got the new picture, so here you go.

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    And can someone let me know which wires control what for my vtec? i'm assuming it's the right coloring of wires.

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    Thanks
    -Andrew
     
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    the grey plug with the green wire goes to the vtec, not sure about the other plugs, they dont look famillar to me. the plug on the back I think it for the fan switch.
     
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    The big long one(in back right) is the only wierd one I've found. I found a plug just like it on the sensors on the firewall behind the IM, (emissions crap), but what else would it be for??
    I bought these harness' for wiring in Vtec. what vtec wire would need this??

    On my Vtec selenoid, there is a green plug(broken... gotta find another one), where the grey one goes, and a green wire coming out of it. What plugs into that wire? anything?

    and the Red/orange wire from the vtec plug is just a ground right?
    I've been useing this famous picture to help me, but it's a little different, obviously, than a SOHC, as i don't have the knock and the secondary intake sensor.

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    Anything else I should know about wiring wise?
    -Andrew
     
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