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How to start it?

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by NEWHOE, Nov 27, 2004.

  1. NEWHOE

    NEWHOE Junior Member

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    I have just completed dropping a d16a sohc vtec into my 93 civic which is non-vtec. I know I have to wire the vtec in but is there anything else I have to do? I am trying to start the car and it won't do anything. It will turn over and over and sometimes act like it is catching a starting but then goes right back to turning over. I am lost and confused.
     
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    Do you have fuel? spark? What ECU are you using?
     
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    Oil in the engine?
    Spark plugs installed?
    All wire connections done?
    Grounds grounded?
    ECU Plugged in?
    Fuses in?
    Fuel pump pumping?
     
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    I am getting fuel and spark and the ecu is the one the shop told me I needed. I bought the engine from a place called Orient Engines here in San Diego. I don't know how to identify it. I am new to imports, changed a few domestic engines.
     
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    All of the above. I am not sure about the wiring part though. Other than the VTEC is there any kind of wiring I have to do.
     
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    Have you done a compression test?
     
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    werd check ur compression..ur timing can be extremely off
     
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    Is the firing order right?
     
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    scottp11 The Seniorest Member....

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    Yeah, I'd check the spark plug wires, the firing order and your ignition timing... If you said that it wants to start...
     
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    I have the firing order right. I have not done a compression test though. What is the easiest way? If my timing is way off is it easy to fix?
     
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    only way to do a compression test is with a compression tester. I am sure a place like autozone will have one to rent out for free. As for the timing belt. Its not that hard. You just have to do a little more dissasembly. Do you have a shop manual? It will tell you how to do it.
     
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