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Why? Why Do So?

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by ovcrash, Apr 9, 2003.

  1. ovcrash

    ovcrash Senior Member

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    Why that the USDM H22A has 195HP? And that the JDM H22A has 200HP? Ok! i know it's only 5HP more but, they have the same compression ratio, the same engine, the same everything, but one has 5HP more?

    I know it's stupid asking a question for this, but hey, why take off 5HP on the car if it's the same motor? Is it because of the polution restriction here in Norht America or something?

    Anywas, if anyone has a idea on this, or the true on this please tell me. :blink:
     
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    liquid00meth Senior Member

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    emissions restrictions and ECU I believe. There may be something else, im not a big lude man
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    its rated on better gas
     
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    when i said that i gt flamed. but whatever yes thwy have higher octane ratings in japan
     
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    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    Wrong wrong wrong. :) USDM H22A1/4 runs at 10.2:1 compression. JDM H22A (non Type-S) runs at 10.6:1 compression. Another case of the Japanese getting cooler stuff than us.
     
  6. saturn_boy96

    saturn_boy96 88 C1V1C 53D4N DR1V3R

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    they can put the higher compression in their motors because they don't have the problems with detonation that we do, because of their higher octane fuels.
     
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    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    I can easily run 10.6:1 compression on pump gas.
     
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    liquid00meth Senior Member

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    I don't think a stock lude will have detonation problems due to a change in a few octane points. I thought the compression was ditto, my bad
     
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    paragus Senior Member

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    :werd: there are tons of ppl out here (usa) runnin jdm h22's on pump gas w/o any problems
     
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    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    Hell, I know a couple of guys running 11.5:1 on pump gas with little or no tuning. Wasn't Calesta running damn near 12.0:1 with his CR/VTEC setup?
     
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    saturn_boy96 88 C1V1C 53D4N DR1V3R

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    yeah but how long could they handle junk 85 octane?
     
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    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    They can't. Why would you buy a Lude or ITR and think you could run 85 octane gas? You'd have to be a moron to buy a Lude or build a high-compression CR/VTEC and then dump crappy 85 octane in there. You'd deserve to blow up your engine.
     
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    liquid00meth Senior Member

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    if you have a high perforamnce car it just makes sense to buy the better gas, lower octane won't to immediate damage as much as it will over a long period of time
     
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    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    Actually, if you start knocking (detonating) badly enough, your engine could potentially blow itself up pretty quickly.
     
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    SixtySecondAssassin Senior Member

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    higher octane doesnt equal more hp.
     
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    the point is I doubt many stock cars will detonate due to a change of 5 octane - unless your car comes directly with the requirement of 90 or above. But yes, if it did start knocking, that is a big problem
     
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    In here Canada, we have 94 Octane gas? You don't have that in US?
    We have also 84 - 89 - 91 Octane Gas, at the gaz station.
     
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    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    Which many cars do, including a Prelude and an ITR, which is why I used them in my example. They'll see a huge change if you use a base octane fuel.
     
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    Correct, you can't just put higher octane and expect to see higher horsepower.

    However, with higher octane gas, you can run higher compression (as in the JDM H22), which does give you more horsepower. The whole reason the JDM motors are higher compression is because they can take advantage of higher octane gasoline. So yes, gas is the answer.
     
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    saturn_boy96 88 C1V1C 53D4N DR1V3R

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    i know you would have to be an idiot to put a low octane fuel in a high performance engine, thats why they lower the compression on engines brought to the states.

    they have to make the car as idiot proof as possible. if you ran a jdm prelude motor on 87 octane fuel it would probably survive, but if you did it for 5,000 miles that motor would be junk.

    so they lower the compression and performance of the motor so it will be a little more knock resistant when you use a lower octane fuel. that was my original point.

    manufacturers wouldn't be able to afford to replace a motor(because of warranty) every time some retard put 85 octane fuel in their tank. :blink:
     
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