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Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by sporkhey, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. sporkhey

    sporkhey New Member

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    I want to swap a motor for the stock 1.6 and build something that will run for 300,000 miles. I want more than 115hp which is what my stock 98 hx coupe has. Options and opinions are welcomed. Dont be stupid and tell me ls1 or v10.
     
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    old shcool mercedes diesel. lol most well-maintained honda motors are good for 200k before needing a re-build... but 300k is pushing it.
     
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    the toyota 22RE has been known to go over 300,000.

    realistically, you wont own a car for more than 100,000 miles.
     
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    ok well then -- how bout a bulletproof engine build for a daily driver. ???
     
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    stock is pretty much as bullet proof as you're going to get.
     
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    what the hell are you trying to do? are you just looking for a commuter that wont blow up? do regular maintenence on any car and it will be fine.
     
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    yep.. as long as you maintain it and dont beat the piss out of it.. it'll run for a long time
     
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    I want a regular commuter that wont blow up and has more hp than 115. Im going from a 2008 specV with 200 horse into this 98 civic with 115 and i feel like im driving like a granny.
     
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    it's a friggin honda, what do you expect? i mean really, you have a honda. an HX at that. it's made for high miles and high gas mileage. not power. Any car is going to be reliable if you take care of it and drive normal.

    there is a correlation between power and gas mileage. you have to pick which is more important and go from there. you want speed AND gas mileage, get a motorcycle.
     
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    I think you missed the point of this thread. What would be a better more for a little more power so i can pull out in traffic and still be a reliable daily driver thats gonna give me more then 20 mpg
     
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    any honda motor. but you asked for something that will last for 300k, which is ridiculous.

    any b-series motor would be fine in your honda. you just have to take care of it.
     
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    personally, i'd keep the hx stock and enjoy 40mpg on the commute. and then, buy another fun car to get 8mpg in with your fuel savings over a year's driving.
     
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    pretty much. but everybody expects a honda to last for 300k, get 50mpg and have the power of a big block v-8.

    stop being greedy. lol
     
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    so you want quick but still very reliable? swap in a stock low mileage GSR or ITR motor.
     
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    exactly - thanks for being on same page
     
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    nah sounds like he needs some more indestructible... something missile-proof, cuz it sounds like bullet-proof just ain't enough.What you need, is a type R motor, sleeve it and fill it with custom forged parts that are good up to 500bhp but keep the revs at stock. Bam, problem solved.

    Realistically, any b-series motor if taken car of, will be faster than ur d. And if you do some regular maintenance and take care of it, it will last you long enough.
     
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