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Boosting ZC

Discussion in 'Civic and CRX - EF' started by badbreedchiney, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. badbreedchiney

    badbreedchiney New Member

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    Car: 1990 Honda Civic
    Engine: Sohc ZC

    Everything is stock, i recently changed ecu to a pm6 as the correct ecu wasn't in there. in fact i still don't know what ecu was in there because it had no markings or indications were all scratched off. Car is running better now but it still feels a bit slow to me, i've always wanted a boosted car so i thought why not but i need to know how to lower compression in my zc as well as to how much psi can i run on a daily basis, whether i can use an emanage to improve hp + set up overall. i thought about going NA but then i really would love to see this car boosted.

    Please advise.
     
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    Bobby17772 New Member

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    you don't really need to lower the compression, and amount of boost doesn't really make a difference, it's all in the tune. upgrade your fuel system (injectors, fuel pump, and rail if you want to) then just do a normal turbo kit..preassembled or home made. get it tuned and maintain it
     
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    Keep posting man.. lemme know how it goes if you really do it.
     
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    badbreedchiney New Member

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    i was trying to find an engine management unit i could use in the meantime. i checked around online and all say i had to convert to OBD1 as the harness adapters will not match up. Is switching to OBD1 my only option if i want the use of an engine management unit?
     
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    !JDM_EF-9! I'm just EF'n..

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    yupp..
    pretty much.
     
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    ok then. how do i go about upgrading a sohc zc motor obd0 pm6 ecu to obd1?
     
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    new ecu, dizzy, wiring harness, injectors too I think
     
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