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cams on a stock engine

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by civiclxb16, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. civiclxb16

    civiclxb16 Senior Member

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    ok here is the deal i am working with a friend of mine and i am looking at ctr/itr(00) cams for my b16. now what i was wondering is, can i keep my stock valves and valve springs with these cams being that is all i am going to do with my head for now. will it be ok or do i need to totally rebuild my head if i go with those cams?
     
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    pills_PMD Super Moderator

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    you can keep the valves and valve springs, although most reccomend to change them. I had stock valves with CTR springs and ITR retainers. they can be had relatively cheap and will provide extra security.
     
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    civiclxb16 Senior Member

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    but changing the valves and valve springs that looks very hard to do or am i just to scared! i can build you a block tho..lol
     
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    Its not too bad, id say pull the head and take it to someone though. Just don't try to change the valve train with the head on.
     
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    integraslut78 Stylus DJ Extraordinaire

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    I would have to agree with Pills. I would also just go with valve springs & retainers I don't believe you would need to change out the valves.
     
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    civiclxb16 Senior Member

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    yeah i know but i want to learn how to do it also so maybe next winter i will be doing that, i want to drive my civic this spring and summer at the same time i will be working on the boosting. but if i take my time i could do it right? i mean i was told the same thing about my block but i was able to build it and it is perfect took it to a shop just for them to test it and check it the guy offered me a job! but i want to learn how do to that so i can tear down an engine and build it right back up, but back to the topic if i was to change the cams i can still keep the stock b16 valves and springs until like the winter or should i do it all at the same time?
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    its not hard to change the cams...i would do it...
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Took me about an hour, and that was pausing to drink water, take pictures, label stuff... it's not too hard at all.
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Changing out cams is easy.

    You can use the stock B16A valvetrain, but just don't rev over 8200. I have had CTR cams for a while on the stock valvetrain, and it is fine as long as you are responsible.
     
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    civiclxb16 Senior Member

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    well this is what i was able to get for a great deal too

    00 itr cams not as agressive as the ctr but it is better then the 230 lift i have now, i wasn't planning on going even close to 8000 rpms i usally shift at around 7000 and right now my ecu is getting chipped and i will have it tuned after i get the complete exhaust i am saving for. so with the b16 with itr cams header (dc) and ram air intake i should be good right? hopefully break the 14s in the 1/4 mile
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Sounds like my set up, it's a nice daily mover.
     
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    rsaeini Senior Member

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    yup. swapping cams is pretty darn easy.
    i've done it about 3 times now and on average it takes me about 1-1.5 hours. but i stop in the middle and rest/goof around/inspect everything.

    IMO, the part that takes the longest(the part i hate the most) is getting the timing belt back on the cam gears. it's a bit of a pain. i've never been able to get it on the correct tooth on my first try, normally take me 2-3 times before it's dead on.
     
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    well the cams are on the way today so it should be here by monday and i will put them in next weekend and i will let you guys know how it works hopefully i will get my ecu at the same time
     
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    remeber to use the specs when tightening everything down when your done!! and be sure u time it good :thumbsup: Good luck bro
     
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