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building while engine is in car

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by 99sidude, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. 99sidude

    99sidude Moderator Moderator VIP

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    May 1, 2006
    Has anyone ever built up their motor while it was still in the car? The reason I'm asking is that I'd like to throw a set of forged pistons/rods into my current civic. I own 3 cars, my roomate has 2, and we share a 2 car garage. Needless to say space comes at a premium. When I built up the jrsc hatch I had the sense to do everything on a stand. Not this time.

    So, are there any hassles involved with dissassembling and properly reassambling a b series rotating assembly while the block is still in the car?
  2. 97hatch

    97hatch ?

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    Feb 6, 2003
    Anderson IN
    I have done it on a friends roundy round civic. I put ZC pistons in his y8 but i would recomend it. it was hard oil driping on my head all the time and pain to plastigauge and check cleances. Also i have a lift and would not advise it so on the ground you will hate your self. spend the 1hr it taks to jerk the swap and then change the rods/pistons
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