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LS/Vtec Help . New Car need advice

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by EvoIX4me, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. EvoIX4me

    EvoIX4me New Member

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    Ok first off i just got this car so i have no idea what was done to it internally.This isnt my first b-series but is my first ls/vtec. I was thinking to clean out the vtec solenoid , change the plugs , but need further advice. The kid went to jail and nobody knows anything about the engine , All i know is i have a B18A1 block on a B16a head ( 1989) . Car has buddy club cam gears but i have to look to tell you guys what timing setting they are on . I think he was shooting NOS cause the fuel line is spliced where you would T line in for your Wet setup. Car feels slow not like my all motor gsr i had before . Vtec works but not all the time , going through turns it cuts off and somtimes its sparatic . The motor at idle stays steady at about 800 and doesnt go up and down dramaticaly like some ls/vtecs. Any ideas on what to look for , in terms of fixing the vtec ? And how can i tell if it was setup for NOS ? the ignition timing ? or can a compression test tell me :mellow: thanks for your help guys btw car is a 1994 civic vx hatchback with a clean tittle , picked it up for 4,500 think that i got a fair deal ?
     
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    Is anyone gonna respond ? :mellow:
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    do a leak down test and a comp test, then i would set the timing to stock. it feels slow because it might be retarded

    look at the distributer is the top bracket more towards the front or back?
    dist toward the firewall is the advance and vise versa

    visually inspect the Tbelt if its rounded or cracked replace it. [gsr]

    buy a couple cans of seafoam and follow the instructions, great stuff really cleans the inside.

    use vpower ngk plugs for a usdm typeR or GSR

    go to the local stealer ship and buy ne vtec seals for the selenoids or clean the old ones

    i would buy a gsr oil and a water pump

    all this is just so you know exactly what milage you are at with all the components

    then go to dyno
     
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    Thanks man:) i appreciate the help , its hard going from a 400 whp evo to a slow ass civic but i know it has potential
     
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    lol.
     
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    Looked at the cam gears and both are in the middle at 0 . So looks like im running stock timing , as far as the distibutor its also in the middle, wonder why the car feels so slow
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    read what i wrote about the timing... the distributer is what you set the main timing at, not the gears.

    ignition timing not valve timing
     
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    Ok i will take a look at that and see if changing it around makes a difference , what kind of compression numbers should i be expecting ?
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    some one correctr me but i think its from 200-215, but i'm not possitive
     
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