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Engine Redline

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by Battle Pope, Jun 28, 2004.

  1. Battle Pope

    Battle Pope New Member

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    Anyone know the redline of this engine offhand? This is what's in my DX and I'm frankensteining a turbokit for a D16Y8 onto it. Unfortunately I don't see a bright future for my little B7... SO. I plan on finding a salvaged/used D16Y8 and sticking that in with the turbo on it. I know that VTEC engines rev higher and have higher redlines than non-VTEC engines, so I'm trying to remember the redline of my engine... The D15... you know. So anyway, anyone know offhand? I knew it at one time... I'm thinking somewhere between 6 and 7k but not sure, the engine list doesn't say.
     
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    6800 I think?
     
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    it makes about 130 earth shaking hp at 6600, so i think cal is probably right...around 6600-6800
     
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    130? Har har! You're funny! More like 110 with my CAI and exhaust... :p

    I should be making 150 under boost with the turbo tho... which is an improvement to say the least.
     
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    the y8?
    D16Y8 1.6 16V SOHC VTEC-II PGM-FI 1590 127hp@6600rpm 107tq@5500rpm '96-'00 Civic EX (USA)

    my bad, i mis read...yea the dx...im in ur shoes...intake and I/H/E...110 sounds about right hahah
    but the redline on our motor is about 6000...makes max power at 5900 i think
     
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    Regular/daily driving I don't clear 4k RPM much (just not my driving style...), but once I get the turbo that might change... Am I safe to assume I'd be Ok to rev it up to 5000/5500 RPM (while under boost) and be safe? Or will it crap my engine out (quicker than it will anyway ;) )?

    Yeah the Y8 is what I'm gonna drop in when the B7 takes a shit.
     
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    I revved my D15B7 up to redline several times a day... make that several times on every single trip. It ran perfectly. If you're under boost, just make sure not to get greedy, and tune it properly so you don't pre-detonate and melt a piston or throw a rod.
     
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    I don't doubt the reliability of the D15... the SOHC 1.5 liter was in Honda's lineup for a long time, so I figure they had a lot of time to work out the finer points. The engine/trans has 164k on it, and I will be getting a new clutch, so...

    Honestly I'm more worried about the trans than the motor. When I bought the car I had someone go through the top end, and it was all in immaculate shape because it was a company car at a medical office so it was treated nice at least. I think I've probably been the first person to take it over 4k RPM... :lol:

    I just get worried when I see 164k on the odometer and hear the word "boost"...
     
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    i tac mine up all the time, 186k and doesnt burn a drop of oil..
    runs awesome, i love my little sohc..her name is cassandra
     
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    Nice, good to know I've got awhile before it takes a crap. :D

    Better put a resonator in my exhaust tho, or the popos might get on me... Shit gets loud up above 3500 RPM! Piping from the cat back to a badass sounding muffler, no resonators at all. :p Hooray for oregon, not an emissions law to be found!

    ...and my ride's named Sleipnir, BTW. B)
     
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    no emissions here in maine either, but an illegal exhaust is 98 bucks...sucks it, what a gay law...what about harleys and big ass diesels, and all the :mullet: redneck trucks with a glasspack, whatever..
     
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    i've gotten my b7 up to 6300 in third gear. you can literrally feel the motor pissing itself. ahhh good times...
     
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