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B16 block and GSR head

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by Dra6on45, Oct 29, 2003.

  1. Dra6on45

    Dra6on45 Junior Member

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    Would there be an advantage to using a B16 Vtec Block over a GSR block with my GSR head. Just blew my motor on sunday. :angry: Thinking of what to do. :unsure: I just got a new GSR head. :D I'm not really trying to go LS/Vtec but it is an option.
     
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    ek9r Senior Member

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    b16=1.6L
    gsr=1.8L
    see a difference?
    get a gsr block and you will have more power, but you can use the gsr head on the b16 block if you want. be sure you get a gsr intake manifold as well because the b16 manifold will not fit the gsr head.
     
  3. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    its a disadvantage 2-fold.

    1- its less displacement
    2- using a gsr head on the b16 bvlock will drop your compression a couple points
     
  4. lsvtec

    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    According to c-speedracing.com using a USDM B16 bottom end and a GSR head puts your compression at 10.4 : 1
     
  5. GSRCRXsi

    GSRCRXsi Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    werd b, the gsr head would raise compression, not drop it. the p72 head has smaller combustion chambers then the pr3 heads.
     
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    chingro Senior Member

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    where do you get this info?....\
    u state it with such assurance.

    anyways...the GSR head will raise your compression.

    if you are starting off with a B16A engine, and you swap the head for a GSR. you will gain HP.

    if you are starting off with a GSR and you swap the block for a B16A block...you will loose HP.
     
  7. MaaseyRacer

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    I have not heard of any one doing this, I would be curious to compare a GSR head on a B16 to a b16 head on a b16, see which produces better power for an all motor set up. It sounds like the GSR head has some potential of making some more power on a b16...
     
  8. Dra6on45

    Dra6on45 Junior Member

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    well i will only be doing this since I blew my motor and if i can't find a gsr block, then I will try for a B16 block.
     
  9. lsvtec

    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    IMO get an LS block before you go B16.
     
  10. Dra6on45

    Dra6on45 Junior Member

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    u think I should, but isn't that more maintanence.. and more money? I am on a budget. a low one. Im jus trying to get my car up and running again, with maybe jus a few things upgraded
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    It is not more maintenance, it can be more money. What kind of budget are we talking about here?
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    i can't really confire this since i havent seen flow test of both heads but i heard the b16 head flows better than the gsr head.
     
  13. lsvtec

    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    There is a difference. All the flow dyno results I have seen say that the GSR flows better in the midrange and the B16 flows better up top. However the differences are insignificant.
     
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    B16 head, gsr block...poor mans type R. thats the budget way to go
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    Read before you type. He has the GSR head already and needs to pick a bottom end.

    If you can't be bothered to read the entire post before replying, don't reply.
     
  16. Dra6on45

    Dra6on45 Junior Member

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    I think Imma just get a GSR block to complete it. Thanks for the replies.
     
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    hey bro i had the same problem, i had a gsr in my ek coup i was red lining 3rd and missed 4th & hit 2nd i then herd a loud knocking nois i pulled my engen apart & found a spun rod bering it was so bad that even my crank was no good so i used a b16 block and put ls piston head cus i was told gsr head on b16 block would lower compression so i lowerd it even more 8:5 it still felt pretty fast on top end i drove it for about 3 months till i got my gerrit turbo 15lbs of boost like nutin it wasnt that much eather like 2500 labor & turbo set up
     
  18. BrutalB83

    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

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    First of all, congratulations on bringing back a 5 year old thread from 2003 to leave a comment for somebody who hasn't been here for years...seriously, awesome man...

    And second, are you saying that you built a motor consisting of a 1.6 liter B16 block and an LS head??? That's got to be the absolute worst hybrid B-series engine combination that anyone could possibly come up with...

    Wow...just, wow...
     
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  19. Z6CRX

    Z6CRX übber ɐɾuıu etarip

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    I didn't understand that post either.
     
  20. Taco15

    Taco15 I wear stretchy pants VIP

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    hell i didnt think you could put LS rods in a b16 block. I always thought the B16 deck height was shorter than any other b18 block.

    ohh well i guess its time for a lock
     
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