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LS/VTEC RELIABILITY ??

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by intense1_4u, Mar 21, 2005.

  1. intense1_4u

    intense1_4u Junior Member

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    I have known a lot of people wha had them , So I just built one.
    I am NOT gonna race it . I just want a Quick driver.
    Are there any problems besides the RPM issues in racing??
    Cause I wont get it over 7000 RPM..
  2. projectxspeed

    projectxspeed Senior Member

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    Its all in the build. If you built it up well, and you don't over rev it you'll be fine. Its a honda engine it will burn a lil oil down the line, but it will go forever if you take care of it.
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    b204dr Senior Member

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    the only issues with the engine is r.s issues and spun bearing occassionally - but you will find spun bearings any where- also will find the people who had bad experience with ls vtec had bad experience all around - not the motors fault more there fault
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    TWISTEDIMAGE Senior Member

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    i did 2 of them and hated both of them also there are no oil squiters on the rods also the vtec head holds alot of oil

    so spun bearings and fryed oil pumps
  5. brian11to1

    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    Do it right the first time you'll be ok.
  6. MikeBergy

    MikeBergy Blah blah blah....

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    :werd:

    you say you won't be revving above 7000, so you shouldn't have any issues beyond what a normal LS is capable of handling.
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    TWISTEDIMAGE Senior Member

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    beyond 7000 why not just keep stock vtec and 8000rpm
  8. b204dr

    b204dr Senior Member

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    yes go with what the stock ecu is set for and your most likly going to be fine( if built right **once again**) people do franks all the time and they last/die you will have better luck with this motor than some bull shit junk yard selling you a motor - yep its good get it in and has a spun bearing or worse -- imo
  9. beerbongskickass

    beerbongskickass Senior Member

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    Why wouldn't you rev it over 7000 rpms? That's the whole point of getting the vtec head, rev higher and make more power. Build it right and rip it to 8-8.5k rpms and stop being a pussy.

    The people you know that have had them proly had no clue what they were doing, they just did it to be cool. They also probably had 200k miles in the car, which is not good, so of course it's not going to be that reliable.
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    TWISTEDIMAGE Senior Member

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    i still say no i am a certified tech and built them for friends still break

    built the block with itr pistons block guard shimmed the oil pump

    head was b16 and had crower springs retainers and itr cams

    still fucked up in less then 500 miles


    LAST THING I SAY IS VTEC HEAD HOLDS ALOT OF OIL AND LS BLOCK HAS NO OIL SQUITERS FIGGURE IT OUT EINSTEIN
  11. beerbongskickass

    beerbongskickass Senior Member

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    Why don't you learn how to type before giving engine building advice lol. Oh and I would stop building engines for your friends if you couldn't put together an LS/Vtec that would run more than 500 miles.
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    Eviloliv3 Junior Member

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    Sounds like you dont know how to build them, or your friends are revving them too high too soon.

    did you check all clearances? oil feed from the block?
  13. MikeBergy

    MikeBergy Blah blah blah....

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    Doubt he knows anything about anything.
  14. intense1_4u

    intense1_4u Junior Member

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    Thanks for all the input guys.
    I have the thing in my car, it runs great.
    This is what I have

    95 B18B Block
    91 SIR Head B16A, 4 Angle Valve Job (MINOR PORT)
    00 SI intake B16A
    91 PR3 Pistons (Hand Polished Domes)
    95 LS Rods (ARP Bolts)
    95 GSR Oil Pump
    95 GSR Water Pump
    95 P28CPU Chipped with a Skunk2 (it Did make a big GAIN difference over stock ECU)
    Ill keep you informed on how she does
  15. beerbongskickass

    beerbongskickass Senior Member

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    Get somebody to tune your car with uberdata/crome.
  16. pills_PMD

    pills_PMD Super Moderator

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    yea i was gonna say.. not over 7k rpm?? dont bother building it.

    i had no problems with my lsvtec. anyone who can't get it to run past 500 miles more than one time has issues
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    noobvang Senior Member

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    My is still going 10K+ rite now!

    Its all in the build man. Build it rite and it lives, build it wrong and it dies!

    Simple rite?
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    TWISTEDIMAGE Senior Member

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    yea i know nothing thanks guys you are full of shit oh well

    i would rather have a b18c 1 or 5

    and yea i checked clearances plasti guage is your friend all new bearings

    you still cant tell me the vtec heads dont hold a lot of oil and thats why honda built the vtec blocks with oil squiters

    ls block no oil squiters even then i shimed the oil pump for higher oil psi and still a peice of shit


    you guys do what you want i am just putting in my 2 cents so thanks and drive thru
  19. GSRCRXsi

    GSRCRXsi Super Moderator Moderator

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    you are retarded. the only thing the squirters do is spay oil on the bottom of the pistons to help with cooling, but the block in no way needs it.

    many people have built long lasting lsvtec engines. if all the ones you built didnt last, it was your fault.
  20. b204dr

    b204dr Senior Member

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    my friend has an lsv that has over 50k on it ! general maintanance yes, but thats on any car. B18c this - lsv cost less than 1/2 that if you can do it your self! more money for some thing to stomp a b18c !

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