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Got the crx on the road again.

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by Jeef, Jun 3, 2004.

  1. Jeef

    Jeef NO MA'AM Moderator VIP

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    After 3 days of working on the swap I finally got her running. Stupid little shit kept happening making it take a lot longer. It sucks being 24 and having a bad back because I couldn't work on it as much I would have liked to.
    I had a lot of stupid problems. I stripped the bolt that holds in the drivers side mount on the a6 engine and I couldnt really fit a drill in there so it took a while to drill out. Then I bent the shift linkage getting the engine and tranny back in the car. (Laziness of not wanting to remove the bitch pin.) I was going to use the z6 intake manifold but my friend didn't tighten the fuel rail tight enough so it was leaking. I managed to break one of the studs when I was tightening it. So I had to take that manifold off and use the a6 manifold. The intake gasket didnt seal right so coolant started leaking, fuck I had to do it all over again. I got that leak to stop, but when you use the a6 manifold on the z6 block you are missing a coolant return line from the throttle body. I had to use a T for the coolant and tap into another coolant line. I finally got it started after that.
    I am happy with the engine so far. I wasn't planning on doing this swap but I was forced to (to see why look at the topic I blew the engine in the crx). The timing is not right in the car right now. I will fix it tomorrow. The car is misfiring a little and it pings. I am running obd0 so the distributor doesn't mount up without modificstion. The car is a little slower than before, I am hoping its the timing. I haven't hooked up vtec yet, the engine sat for a year and with the pinging I don't want to push it. I plan on using a y8 or z6 fuel pressure regulator. Right now I am running an 89 intera ecu which runs a little richer than the crx si one, in hope that it might help reduce some pinging. I can't wait for the VAFC to go in. The shifter does seem to feel funny, the shifter seems to be in a different spot but works fine.
    Overall the car runs better than the knocking a6 did. I am just mad that the a6 missed 200k by 5,000 miles.
    Pictures and possibly an article will be posted soon.
     
  2. Havok

    Havok Senior Member

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    That's called "swapping issues" Jeef, everyone encounters some bullshit in one way or another.

    Congrats on the Z6 in the rex....you still need to sell the Hopmeadow Rust Buket, tho :)
     
  3. Jeef

    Jeef NO MA'AM Moderator VIP

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    Definetly it needs to go, but I need to find another car soon. I put over 1500 miles on the truck in the week and a half the crx was down. 16-17mpg at 2.09 per gallon isn't cheap. Its depressing that find out first hand that if you pay at the pump they shut it off at 50 bucks :(
     
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