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running b16a1?

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> ED-EF / DA' started by HONDA_F1, Jan 18, 2005.

  1. HONDA_F1

    HONDA_F1 Member

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    is it safe to take to take my b16a1 to 8000rpms or do the springs need to get changed because i've heard that the valves smash into the pistons at high revs ...is this true?
     
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    My shift point is right at 8K.. I have revved mine 2 9K a couple times..

    But 8K no problem.. Shit I hit that about 20 times when I take my car out..
     
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    The redline set by factory on the engine is 8200 RPM, so yes, it is definatly safe.
     
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    lol i know
    but i've just heard people say the springs wear out and lose there strength

    belive me when i take my bro's s2000 out it hits 9k plenty of times...and the rsx type-s we had went into the red alot =)
     
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    i thought the first gen b16s were set at 8k... but i may be wrong. i know that mine is 8200.

    i'm sure it's fine. :) otherwise, i think honda would have done something about it.
     
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    Ive hit 8500+ many times on my first gen without a problem.
     
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    im not saying its bad ...i know mines set at 8200 as well
    but im asking if everything is able to handle it engin internal wise after sitting around for so long and its age....thats all

    jw if i need to replace anything to be safe
     
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    Yes, OEM redlines are set way low so that there is almost no chance of smacking a valve. My b16 is old and I rev that bitch up to 8200 all the time....ahhhh I miss my rex....anyhoots, yes you will be fine reving to 8200 RPM. Normal wear and tear isn't going to make much of a difference in your case.
     
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    yea, it will be alright, if you feel you need to replace whatever you think should be... if it's 'old'
     
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    Lol, My dude with tha b16a at the track didnt feel like shifting out of 2nd, and he checked the vafc's history and he hit 9211rpm. lucky he didnt rev higher, b/c he wasnt paying any attenton, and has no rev limiter. if he'd of blown it, atleast we would know where to stop.
     
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    The important question to answer is where you motor makes power to. If you not making power over 7K, the only reason to rev it that high is the rice factor. Dyno runs can tell you the answer to that question.
     
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    umm my peak torque(not hp) is at 7k....stock

    are you saying i have compresstion loss or there is something wrong with moter and if thats the case there no reason to rev it that high?
     
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    there isn't a reason to rev it that high, unless your motor makes power up there. and yes, some do. i can 'safely' rev mine to 9, but i don't, because the power just isn't there... plus, i haven't rid myself of the limiter yet.
     
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    How can you "safely" rev a stock SIR-II to 9k?
     
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    did i say my sir II was stock? no. i'm just mentioning, it's POSSIBLE. is it SMART? no. is it making power?? no. so... that was my point.
     
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