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head swap question

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by yippee, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. yippee

    yippee New Member

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    first of all, i'm a n00b in engine building. i only have the ever so slightest amount of experience. my question is: i was offered a P&P head for the d16a1. my engine is all original with over 250,000 miles. has never been rebuilt. runs strong, but never rebuilt. i know its old and worn out. the thing is, i was hoping to drive my motor into the ground (until it dies on its own terms) then either rebuild or swap. i wasnt really wanting to rebuild until it lays down. is it possible to just swap the head without rebuilding. i would replace all of the seals that would have to be removed or old, so i wouldnt have any leaks. or am i going to have to go through and rebuild the whole engine in order to just swap out the head? i would like to just swap the head and go until it lays down then i can worry about rebuilding. thanks
     
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    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    if it was me with all those miles i would just buy a new used d15b vtec, 500 bucks to the door
     
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    yippee New Member

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    the motor is a blacktop d16a1. DOHC 1.6L 5SPD. 88-89 Acura Integra
     
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