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d16z6 rebuild

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by adriftfoolish1, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. adriftfoolish1

    adriftfoolish1 New Member

    I figured I'd post a few pics of the rebuild I'm working on this week. Not much else to do and I can answer questions if anyone is thinking about doing their own. [​IMG]
    New valve seals. Mic'd the stems and guides while I was at it. Thankfully everything turned out to be in spec.
  2. adriftfoolish1

    adriftfoolish1 New Member

    Broken lma holder. Guy before me tried to rtv it! nasty!

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  3. adriftfoolish1

    adriftfoolish1 New Member

    cam lubed up. new lma holder installed. and seeing what my diy paintjob on the valve cover looks like :)[​IMG]

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  4. adriftfoolish1

    adriftfoolish1 New Member

    Now I'm on hold until the block comes back from being honed :-/
  5. 78civic

    78civic Junior Member

    Honed for Molly or cast? (slick or rough)
    Once I had a block honed for molly rings and at the last sec decided to use cast and forgot..
    Smoked for months until they seated like they should have.

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  6. adriftfoolish1

    adriftfoolish1 New Member

    rough. using oem rings.
  7. adriftfoolish1

    adriftfoolish1 New Member

    I don't have a car I can put this in atm. Prolly gonna sell it after I'm done to free up room for my main project :)
  8. Matts96HB

    Matts96HB Supah Moderatah Moderator

    VC looks good. whats your main project?
  9. adriftfoolish1

    adriftfoolish1 New Member

    vq35 out of a 350z. Gonna build for turbo. :D
  10. Matts96HB

    Matts96HB Supah Moderatah Moderator

    nice.. talk to jeffie7 on here, hes got a pretty sick boosted z :thumbsup:
  11. adriftfoolish1

    adriftfoolish1 New Member

    Yeah, I watched his powerlabs thread on my350z.
  12. adriftfoolish1

    adriftfoolish1 New Member

    I might need to message him. Having issues picking a new kit. Old one was discontinued :-/
  13. GlassHeadlights

    GlassHeadlights West West Yall

    I did a very similar build...the Z6 one that is. ;)
  14. adriftfoolish1

    adriftfoolish1 New Member

    Bearings finally came in the mail
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    Laying the head on for the night. I'll finish it up sometime this weekend.
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  15. adriftfoolish1

    adriftfoolish1 New Member

  16. ricksautomotive

    ricksautomotive honda dealer tech

    this looks like a nice build. you should paint that timing cover too while youre right there. but it still looks nice. anyhow, what did you pay doing it yourself if you dont mind me asking. i have about 800 into that ford V-8 on my avitar but thats because i got a good relationship with my machine shop.
  17. adriftfoolish1

    adriftfoolish1 New Member

    I wasn't sure If I could spraypaint the cover or not with the same stuff I used for the valve cover, never done it. I really wish I had looked into a powder coating setup. That stuff looks real sharp.
    So far I've spent just over 500 bucks. Ring were about 28 per set; bearing halves 5 or 6 a piece. over 200 in gaskets and 60 for the lost motion assembly holder that the previous owner had overtorqued until it broke. Everything else is just little odds and ends that added up, mostly bolts that it was missing.
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2010
  18. adriftfoolish1

    adriftfoolish1 New Member

    Oh, and the machine shop I went to only charged 60 for a cleanup and hone. Everything was pretty true, the main bearing bores are about .001 out of round but the tolerance is right at that. I reused the stock pistons so my piston to wall clearance is .0003 over the max but I don't think it will hurt much.
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2010
  19. ricksautomotive

    ricksautomotive honda dealer tech

    yeah it looks good though. where can i find powder coated timing cover sets for my 90 GS integra motor and my 91 accord LX and my 88 prelude SI? my integra and accord have fully rebuilt engines (but i let the machine shop build em for me) and i want powder coated timing covers for all my engines if possible. the prelude engine is going to the machine shop next week or so for its rebuild. depends when the shop has time since i'm only paying 500 bucks for the parts. they're gonna hook up the labor of the machining as a favor to me for all the business i send them. but i want those covers if i can get em from some manufacturer. you know that SI dont even need the rebuild but a customer gave it to me and it was in nice shape. no dents. just has a dirty engine and a few leaks so its gettin a full rebuild for the hell of it.
  20. adriftfoolish1

    adriftfoolish1 New Member

    If you're going to powder coat all of them..Amazon.com: Eastwood Hotcoat Powder Coating Gun - PowderCoat Coat: Home Improvement ? Thats what I was looking at. Maybe pick up some extra covers from a place like pullapart.

    I have a f22 in my prelude right now that needs a rebuild- 250k so far. I'm selling that bike in the pic so I can pick up another car. I dunno, I like just putting these little motors together for fun. I'm gonna put this one on ebay after I'm done.

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