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Engine Removal Question

Discussion in 'Integra' started by jayvelliott, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. jayvelliott

    jayvelliott New Member

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    hey guys u have a 1995 ls integra and i plan on going lsvtec just had a quick question is engine removal completely necessary when doing a lsvtec project or is there a way around it? any feedback is appreciated...:confused:
     
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    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    you dont have to take the motor out at all,
     
  3. BrutalB83

    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

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    Well, that's assuming a straight head swap, no piston/rod swapping. If it's just swapping the head and leaving the internals in place, then yes, there's no need at all to pull the motor. If you're going to be replacing the pistons for after-market or an OEM upgrade or whatever, then you're going to need to pull the engine out.
     
  4. 93civicracer

    93civicracer Oh, I do a little here and there.

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    Yea dude an ls/vtec is just a head swap pretty much.
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    You don't need to, out pull that sonuvabitch out, it'll make things easier, if you don't know where everything is, you'll learn real quick.

    I used to be able to do it in a few hours without a lift or air tools.
     
  6. 93civicracer

    93civicracer Oh, I do a little here and there.

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    I would imagine it would be hard as hell removing an engine without a lift, and take forever without air tools. Haha my swap took 2 weeks, 2 hours per day it was my first one, D2D. But now, with access to a lift and hoist and airtools, I can probably do it in a couple hours. I couldn't even imagine trying to get those FUCKING balljoints off without standing under the car to hammer at full force.
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    I used to pull it out just for fun.

    I had a cherry picker and didn't use my air tools, since I have only had a 5 gal. tank and it ran out of air way too quickly, it ended up being more frustrating, standing there waiting for the tank to fill every 6 minutes.
     
  8. jayvelliott

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    hmmm i see but most of the articles ive read say in order to build a "reliable" lsvtec changing the pistons as well as the bolts and hone down the bottom end so i guess engine removal is neccesary then right? or am i wrong
     
  9. ls/vtechatch91

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    okay.. theres more to it than just throwin a vtec head on... u gotta tap and plug the extra oil whole on the head. cuz the ls block doesnt have it.. if u dont do that you'll have oil all over the place... u gotta also use the ls head gasket.. get the converssion dowel pins.. i would recomend getting a golden eagle ls/vtec converssion kit it comes with everthing u pretty much need...... i would get a type r oil pump, type r water pump or gsr... whatever water pump u go with use that timing belt..


    you dont have to remove the motor to replace the rings and pistons... just drain the oil... take off the oil pan, scatter plate and remove the end caps and then tap them out very slowely... i would get arp rod bolts get the jernouls cross hatched, reaplce the rod bearings and new rings... if ur goin N/A dont leave the ls pistons in there get b16 or type r... GSR pistons are like ls pistons.... but if u plan on boosting it then the ls pistons would be fine.. i have closs to 5500 into my ls/vtec.. trust me doing it right the first time will help out alot.... if buildt right it will turn heads... you can pull the whole motor and just completely rebuild it like i did... i did a all oem bearing and gasket replace.... pm me if u have any other questions and ill help ya...
     
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    myah Neu Impact Performance

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    just make sure you upgrade your water pump and oil pump or that shit will spin a bearing when you take it to higher rpm's
     
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