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Engine/ labor price????????????

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by bertcall, Jul 23, 2006.

  1. bertcall

    bertcall Junior Member

    Not even a week ago, I bought my self a 94 Del sol, with a B16a engine in it. The car has full breathing installed. I really like the car. So i wanted to see how good this car was, the guy who sold it to me said it redlined at 9000rpm. I was on third gear, while shifting to fourth i heard a grinding noise, thinking i was in fourth i hit the gas , and BOOOOOM! White smoke came out of my exhaust. so i pulled over and i noticed the intake awas leaking oil/water and so was the Exhaust. Now my car wont start (man i feel like crap) Now im try to find out how much the price on a B16a engine, and how much it would be with labor and all. HELP!
  2. hcivic.com

    hcivic.com Senior Member

    shite smoke means you prob blew your head gasket 130 in parts and it should be going again
  3. VTECin5th

    VTECin5th Administrator

    That sucks, and that's another problem with ebaychips.
    B16s redline at 8200, not 9000.
    If you heard grinding you might have hit a valve or 4 before the head gasket took a nap.
    That sucks dude..
    A B16 longblock can be found for like $700-1300 or cheaper if you get the right deal.
  4. B16DelSol

    B16DelSol Junior Member

    Uhhh it depends what you wanna do? are u just gonna get a the engine fixed or are you gonna just get a new engine? if you're lookin at new engines i'd recommend hmotorsonline.com or osakajdmmotors.com. but ya the only honda engine that i know that comes close to redlining at 9k is the B18 and it still redlines only at 8900 so idk dude it depends on what ur goin for.
  5. bertcall

    bertcall Junior Member


    When i got to that web page, should i be looking at long blocks only, or the whole thing (tranny and all)????
  6. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries...

    long blocks only. unless you want to upgrade to an lsd tranny
  7. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

    and stay away from oSUCKa unless you want your blown motor back.....

  8. jdmgsrteg

    jdmgsrteg Junior Member

    which b18 redlines that high? my jdm b18c is 8200
  9. VTECin5th

    VTECin5th Administrator

  10. divisii

    divisii Member

    don't the s2000 & 1998 JDMTypeR redline at 9000rpm
  11. VTECin5th

    VTECin5th Administrator

  12. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

    8700 on the itr. 9000 on the sk2
  13. bertcall

    bertcall Junior Member

    is it a bad thing to fix the engine instead of replacing it? ima have this done this weekend. and what does the hondata do to the engine?
  14. dixey21

    dixey21 Hells Hatchback

    The Hondata let's you see, record, and adjust some of your cars settings, fuel mapping, air fuel ratios, v-tec engagement and a few other ones, plus it has controls for auxillary equipment like nitrous. If you are going to be running some serious mods (turbo, supercharger, nitrous, etc...) then you might want to look into one. If the car came with one, and you just want to dick around with it, it comes with base maps for most motors, I would say set it to the base for your car and try a few things, a few educated things though, you wouldn't want to hurt anything, but since every build is different, maybe you could gain a few ponies from tweaking the Air/fule ratios or sliding up or down the RPM range for V-TEC activation. If you want to see the different things you can do with it Hondata - Honda ECU Modification and Enhancement is where you can download the software that accompanies the unit and you can really see what it does. Although, if you're just using stock motor with upgraded breathing, it might be a bit much to spend on what could potentially only be 4 or 5 added horses.
  15. KYgotSOL

    KYgotSOL Hometown Hustla

    i was quoted $2500 on old engine take out(del sol S w/ auto), install jdm B16a //5speed conversion. not including ecu, shift linkage, pedal assembly, and possibly a clutch. and that was a "hook-up". i am still looking at a few other local shops. any thoughts from you guys?
  16. spikehairboy

    spikehairboy Junior Member

    osaka is usually pretty shady, nippon motors is a pretty reputable company.. lol are you sure you actaully shifted into 4th? coulda missed blew your synchro or something and just blew your engine in neutral... wouldnt that be sad
  17. bertcall

    bertcall Junior Member

    Thanks a lot everyone! When the mechanic opened up the engine the pistons were shattered!!!!!! pieces were all over the intake filter, and a lot of it came out through the exhaust! But i replaced the engine with a b16a JDM. I got it off of HMO, since its not to far away from me. Is there any place where i can get the engine dressed up, and do custom interiors?

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