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b16a valve springs

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by KFBhonda, Jan 12, 2004.

  1. KFBhonda

    KFBhonda Junior Member

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    I bought a head off that online auction place and I have 16 valve springs. 8 intake, 8 exhaust seemed right to me for a stock b16a. But, the .pdf service manual shows inner valve springs on the intake side. Am I missing 8 of these or am I reading the manual incorrectly? Thanks.
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  2. 95sir

    95sir Senior Member

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    You are right you are missing the inner springs on the intake side I think......it might be the exhaust side.
     
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    B16 Super Moderator VIP

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    on stock b16a head you should have inners(8) and outers(8) for intake side and only the outer springs for exhaust (8)
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    Actually, some of the first gen B16A's came with only 16 valve springs.
     
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    did not know that, thanks for clearing that up :)
     
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    hmmm... I guess i never looked at mine....
     
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    this is true.
     
  8. KFBhonda

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    OK, thanks man.
    It is indeed a 1st-Gen b16a so it makes sense. That really makes me feel better.
    I have one more question, though:
    Should I have spring seats or is it possible that the springs just sit on the head itself? I have keepers and retainers but no seats.
    ??? :unsure:
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    To the best of my knowledge you should have spring seats. Can someone else please confirm.
     
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    hybrid89 thistownsucks...

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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    That is what I figured. Unless Honda did something really weird with that head and used spring seats on some but not others you should have them. My B16A head had them.
     
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    MikeBergy Blah blah blah....

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    Mine did too, it also came with inner valve springs on the intake side. Too bad they're useless now, cuz i got skunk2s!
     
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    recently bought a b16 head (pr3-1) and was wondering do they normally come with dual springs or those aftermarket ? thanks .
     
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    Gen 2 B16A has inner and outer intake springs but only outer exhaust springs. Some say Gen1 only has outer springs on intake and exhaust but I do not know first hand
     
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    Magana559 The Warden

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    I have a first gen B16 right now and It had a outer and no inner spring. a buddy of mine had stock gsr springs laying arround so I slaped the inner springs on.
     
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    so i should stick with the skunk2 pro valve train ? im putting that head on a b18b block and making it a 81.5mm bore.
     
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    Magana559 The Warden

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    Personally I would go with BC springs with forged retainers. they run you about 336 shipped. VS 500+ for skunk2
     
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