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No Compression aft reman head install 94 teg RS

Discussion in 'Integra' started by Kraig7, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. Kraig7

    Kraig7 New Member

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    What am I missing :confused:
    I've got a 94 Integra RS (non-VTEC) 230k
    my timing belt broke & it took out some valves (80lbs on #1, 120lbs on 2 & 4, & zero on #3 ) so i had the head rebuilt.

    1st Install. After reinstalling it wouldn't start so i checked compression again & got 120 on #1, 60lbs on #2 & zero on 3 & 4. So i assumed i must have turned the crank with the camshafts torqued down :wallbash: (tho i would swear i didn't) so i returned the head to the shop & they said they found some bent valves which they replaced.

    2nd Install After reinstalling the head again (i'm getting quicker @ it) i found almost the same thing, 120lbs on 1 & zero on 2,3 & 4, (after i called & told them what happened, the shop told me that "there were a couple valves that wouldn't line up perfectly so he replaced 4 more valves") I'm assuming it's the same problem as the 1st Install

    I had the crank on TDC & the sprocket arrows pointing exactly on the line on the back cover. In the 2nd Install i took a shortcut & didn't pull the crankshaft pulley & lower covers & just levered the camshafts into place & everything lined-up perfect. Is that a bad thing? It sure saved some time.

    Thanks for any ideas anyone might have :worthy:
     
  2. Briansol

    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    zero on 3 scares me.

    3 is the hottest cyl (due to placement and firing order). it's very possible that you have bottom end issues too. #3 might be cracked
     
  3. CAFROG

    CAFROG Honda Minion VIP

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    Sadly....you probably could have found a long block out of an newer Intergra (converted to OBD1 with all you stuff you still have)
    These motors go for about $500-600

    No headaches and such. Plus with a super bad cylinder.....not the smart money to rebuild the head.
     
  4. Kraig7

    Kraig7 New Member

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    I'm assuming that i have to have a timing issue of some sort because 2 & 4 originally were both OK after i replaced the timing belt, but now have nothing.

    thats not to say that there couldn't be a prob w/ #3 but something else is going on here.

    By the way, all 4 will hold water w/o leaking so there can't be too major leaks in the valves
     
  5. Kraig7

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    Figured it out.

    aft the reman the valve lash needed to be reset, it was holding my valves open.

    Live and learn.
     
  6. Briansol

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    wow... that's a bit extreeme. I can see it causing some blowby, but 0's?
     
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