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d series head lifting question

Discussion in 'Forced Induction' started by steve92civic, Mar 21, 2005.

  1. steve92civic

    steve92civic Member

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    I have heard that once you start pushing 200+ hp on the d you run into head lifting problems. is there a definative answer to fix this problem? I have heard sleeving helps but that is very expensive. arp studs have been suggested but people have done that, and still the head lifts. maybe block posting?
     
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    block posting wouldn't help "head lift"...

    that would be all in the head studs...

    now if you're talking about the sleeves moving around, then block posting could help...
     
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    yeah I was meaning the whole problem of the engine overheating and using of coolant. I had heard that the structural integrity of the d series sleeves is less the the b, so when boost is applied they tend to move. I don't think a block guard is a good idea because it hinders cooling. anyone have this problem and solve it cheaply?
     
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    homemadeturbo.com has an article on cheap block posting...

    d series sleeves are def not as good as b series cause they are for economy not performance...

    check into beerbongskickass's setup
    201 whp on a stock internal d16z6 with uberdata...
     
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    I know what problem you are talking about because I have been trying to fix it now for months. It does not seem like the head is lifting because I have arp studs and they have been torqued down a little bit more than stock specs. The theory that many people have is that the block sleeves may actually shift. I have a cometic HP head gasket on the car now which did not seal right due to a finish on the block that was not fine enough. I am having the head pulled off the block, having the block checked for straghtness and also making sure the finish is fine enough so that the head gasket will seal. I am going with a honda oem head gakset this time around since most people have had good luck with it. This time around I am also tuning the motor with uberdata to allow me to lower the timing during boost which has helped people like BeerBongsKickAss with this problem. I let you know how it goes.
     
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    yeah I read about beerbongs setup and I'm thinking of doing something similar. I read on h-t that he was having this problem as well. spydy43 to you think it is a timing issue? do I need to be a member to read the article on hmt now? If there isn't a definitive answer to the whole coolant problem then I may not do this project, so hopefully I can get an answer.
     
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    Right now it seems to be kinda hit and miss with the fixes, and there are also people that have no problems boosting there d-series motors. If you go to d-series.org you can find out what has worked for other people. I am following beerbongs advice because the symptoms his car had are exactly what mine currently have.
     
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    I was looking at beerbongs setup again and I noticed that his manifold was custom made. For someone who has never really welded do you think this is a viable option? All equal length seem to cost 400+ and the std manifold and other log manidolds probably flow like shit, so for my budget and goals I think I'm going to have to make one. :thumbsdown:
     
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