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Buying a car with a Type R Valve cover?

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by Zooty, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. Zooty

    Zooty New Member

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    I ws just looking into this integra ( i have a Hooptie LS right now) and aside all the other things that make me want it (sheetmetal JDM front end, CF hood/spoiler, tires etc) i noticed that it's a GSR but it has a Type R valve cover (or so he states) is there anything in this picture that looks totally off or is there a reason for doing something like this? (maybe he wanted a cheap Type R Knockoff?)

    Didn't know where else to post it...

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  2. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    decent little car there.

    do you know how to tell the difference between engines?
     
  3. Zooty

    Zooty New Member

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    Yeah I know where the engine code is stamped, but aside that i only know em by their valve cover style and lettering (like the h22 has a huge VTEC on it whereas a B18b1 has square bumps on it) but aside that not really..:confused: it's listed as a GSR but also states it had a Type R valve cover which looks about right, but i dunno if such a modification would do much, isnt there alot more to the head that would require change for it to do something?
     
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    well, a type R valve cover only cost $100. you should do some research on how to tell which engine it is. if it says gs-r, it probably is.
     
  5. eg6sir

    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    a Type R valve cover isnt gonna add any performance what-so-ever if you're getting that impression.. it'd have to be the entire head which i can tell its not because the GSR manifold wont bolt up to it
     
  6. Zooty

    Zooty New Member

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    Just the answer i needed, :cool:

    So it's a Type-R poser-mobile lol, better than my boring ol 200k mile USDM LS..

    I was also just lookin for someone to point out something that mightve made the car undesireable, I'm newer to cars so.. thanks!
     
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  7. LS_VTEC

    LS_VTEC you get the BRAKE

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    Judging by the picture, it has a gsr intake manifold. That manifold will only bolt up to a gsr head. As for your valve cover, its red. No mechanical advantages.....probably just an old itr v-cover.
     
  8. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    hmmm, that's a clean looking car though
     
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