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b16 bottom end question

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by t3t4si, Dec 19, 2003.

  1. t3t4si

    t3t4si Member

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    I've got a boosted b16 around 8 psi. I just recently ran into some problems. The rings in cylinders 3 and 4 fried. I was curoius to what all i could do make that level of boost safer. Like only buying the pistons and rings along with a cooper head gasket. I do not want to boost any higher i just want it safer. If anyone has any suggestoins please let me know... Also does anyone know now much hp factory b16 rods can handle?

    Thanks
     
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    B16 Super Moderator VIP

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    what fuel management were you using?
     
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    I am using
    440cc rc injectors
    walbro 255 fuel pump
    12:1 fmu (vortec)
    aem fuel rail, filter, and pressure regulator
    Everyone always says hondata or something of that nature but i dont want to boost any higher.
     
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    i can get you oem pistons with rings for $45 per.

    *ready for the rock throwin* b16 rods can handle 500 hp, so long as you machine them properly. take them to a machinist who will first remove piston, then bead blast, followed by polishing, finished it all with a shot peen. you will then have a very strong oem rod that wont cost over $160-180 for the bundle.

    youre gonna need a top end kit. i suggest westminister honda, they have a website and sell top end kits for $85. the only thing missin is the tb gasket.
     
  5. SeanJohn1802

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    where can you get all of that done? and how much would all of this cost?
     
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    to a machine shop, the same place youd get your block cleaned, decked, bored and honed. youre lookin at $40-45 per rod to get that done.

    bead blast-glass beads that simply clean the rod
    shot peen- lead balls that strengthen the rod
    polishing-sanding that removes the casting, removing a crack point
    balance-make each rod weigh the same

    the machinist will charge for a basic r&r, then each accordingly.
     
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    Ok thanks for the help
     
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