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GSR motor w/ 194k miles

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by stmotorsports, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. stmotorsports

    stmotorsports Senior Member

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    I recently picked up a complete 96 GSR with almost 200k for ridiculously cheap, it burns a little oil so planning on tearing the swap out & doing some mods/upgrades & rebuilding the motor while its out as soon as i get some time. I'm assuming the oil issue is just worn oil rings, it still has good power tho so I'm thinking it probably needs a hone at worst. What else should I be expecting to do while I'm in there, crank/rod bearings, what else?
     
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    the most important things to replace other than EVERY gasket would be the crank bearings, rod bearings and of course the piston rings, estimated around 150 - 200 bucks. dont forget the rules of breaking in a rebuilt motor either, Ive seen plenty go down the drain
     
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    LS_VTEC you get the BRAKE

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    Do a complete over-haul. Since its going to be out and apart, you might as well throw some higher compression slugs in there. Than rebuild the head with a mild port job and stronger valvetrain, some decent cams and make power.
     
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    the motor is going to be boosted when it is done so not looking to go any higher with compression. I am also trying to do this on a pretty tight budget so looking to keep the internals all stock

    i'm just looking for advice on bare essentials- rings/bearings/etc
     
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    so bare essentials being rings & crank/rod bearings only?

    Is there any point in doing the oil pump? I already have a brand new B18C5 oil pump that came with my Si as a spare (he never got around to doing it), do oil pumps go bad?

    Planning on doing valve stem seals and possibly valve job while the head's off

    I also plan on doing the water pump and timing belt, they were just done like 40-50k ago but its cheap insurance

    anything else?
     
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    replace all bearings,rings,gaskets,seals,water pump,throw the oil pump in it,hone the cylinders,and you should get arp bolt kit...also if you plan on doing turbo,then dont forget the tune...
     
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