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It's about time

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by Xaero3953, Oct 3, 2005.

  1. Xaero3953

    Xaero3953 Senior Member

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    As many of you don't know, a few weeks ago I went out of town to visit a dying relative in Costa Rica. He ended up dying late on that Sunday. When I left, a friend of mine needed a car to borrow for a while, he was in the process of buying his own. I lent him my Ex.

    When I got back, deeply depressed and scared, b/c my uncle that died, died of the same cancer I have, I found my civic in the driveway with oil EVERYWHERE. Turns out, he didn't get the oil change I told him it needed, and apparently he rev'd it too high, and completely shattered the #4 rod. It blew a nice hole in both the block, mains, and oil pan. He tried, he gave me $300, which I'm sure most of you know is nowhere near enough. I went through and yanked the motor out and overhauled it with higher compression forged pistons, oversized by .02" I had to machine most of the entire bottom end, shout-out to CITY motors, and after replacing the belts, water pump, gaskets, seals, etc... It's ready to be put back in.

    Hopefully I can get it in sometime this week, Though the schedule is very busy. I'll update with Pics when the motor is in. Just very excited and decided to post.
     
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    92dxhatch Senior Member

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    THATS WHY I'M HESITENT TO LEND MY CAR OUT, not that i don't want to lend a car to help someone out in need, but its hard to trust certian peeps.
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    nice to hear...um i mean read
     
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    VTECin5th Administrator

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    You built a motor that a rod went thru?
    props to CITY MOTORS for sure!
    Congrats! i wish my motor blew :cry2:
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    which cancer would that be?...i had cancer...in remission for about a year now..
     
  6. Xaero3953

    Xaero3953 Senior Member

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    Technically no, I got both a used block and oil pan from the great ppl here on HS. (erebunicrx, and scottp11) But CITY did help a hella lot and some place called J.I.S. did a little, but I wouldn't really recccomend them, especially if time wasn't an issue.

    It's hodgkins lymphoma. Not really horrible, but like 1500 ppl die every year from it.
     
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