1. Post #3121
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    bradley's Avatar
    January 2011
    5,493 Posts
    Z6 head gasket is identical to the y7/y8 -- I don't like them, have ALWAYS had seepage problems even on good surfaces, I have to use copper spray to make them stick worth a fuck.

    Go composite, it's cheaper, easier, and in the long run will probably last you much longer.
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  2. Post #3122
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    July 2007
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    Or, in the case of my single bolt flywheel torqued to 50 million foot pounds, 3 guys doing pullups on a 10 foot breaker bar. lul.

    That was a story a fellow rotor enthusiast told me and some other guys, i guess the sideways torque was actually lifting half the car off the jack stands and when it broke lose the car slammed down, pretty crazy shit.

    But when i told my flywheel bolt off it was barely more than handtight so wtf.
    Haha. When I did my clutch I found mine were about as tight as they were supposed to be. A normal breaker bar, I don't have access to power tools since some jackass stole my air compressor, popped 'em right loose.
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  3. Post #3123
    T3hW1nn3r's Avatar
    December 2005
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    Z6 head gasket is identical to the y7/y8 -- I don't like them, have ALWAYS had seepage problems even on good surfaces, I have to use copper spray to make them stick worth a fuck.

    Go composite, it's cheaper, easier, and in the long run will probably last you much longer.
    Alright, think the composite will handle the high compression and my heavy foot? it is always full of oil and has a oversize radiator
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  4. Post #3124
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    January 2011
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    Alright, think the composite will handle the high compression and my heavy foot? it is always full of oil and has a oversize radiator
    Definitely. I've run an 11.7:1 D15B/Y7 setup for two years before it quit on me (the motor froze up, I hadn't added antifreeze to the car and it had been sitting so I didn't think about it) and never had head gasket issues, even after overheating it SEVERAL times and bringing it to redline on 90% of my shifts.

    Very durable setup, I think you'll be pleased with what you have w/composite.
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  5. Post #3125
    ThermalArc's Avatar
    July 2011
    1,302 Posts
    I DROVE THE CAR FOR THE FIRST TIME WITH THE NEW ENGINE WOOHOO
    still have my vacuum leak at the intake manifold, but I have to wait for the holy week-ends to be over to have my gasket and fix that.
    three things:
    1- oil feed for the turbo is leaking (will fix tomorrow)
    2- coolant hose (heater core return) is leaking, will fix tomorrow
    3- a bit of milky stuff in the oil cap but not in the oil, this engine did not run in a long time, i'll assume it's water from condensation or something before declaring BHG
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  6. Post #3126
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    July 2007
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    a bit of milky stuff in the oil cap but not in the oil, this engine did not run in a long time, i'll assume it's water from condensation or something before declaring BHG
    Most likely is. My dad's F150 has that same problem too. No slime on the engine itself, lots of slime on the inside of the valve cover near the PCV and oil fill cap.
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  7. Post #3127
    T3hW1nn3r's Avatar
    December 2005
    141 Posts
    bah, I'm plastigauging the d15, do you know the rod bearing clearance? and do you think I'll have a problem with vtec on the p29 pistons?
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  8. Post #3128
    I HAVE A ROTARY BECAUSE ITS GODDAMN AWESOME!
    justin1992's Avatar
    April 2007
    3,146 Posts
    Oil change,

    ...

    well nevermind. I guess that's all i did really. Other than filling my new toolbox and dicking around.
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  9. Post #3129
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    November 2007
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    You can't use the starter to break the bolt loose. Your motor spins the wrong way. Welcome to the world of owning a Honda. Using the starter will actually tighten the bolt, which may be what has happened in the first place if it's that tight. I've run into that before.

    Good luck with that bolt. The only way I've ever been able to get them off is a big fucking air impact gun.
    Oh, that's a pretty good point. Looks like I'm going to be looking for a extremely strong breaker bar since all of the air impact guns anyone I knew with one didn't even make a dent in it and we drained the bigger air compressor quite a few times that we borrowed also..
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  10. Post #3130
    ThermalArc's Avatar
    July 2011
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    Replaced the intake manifold gasket and power steering hose
    No more leak, AT ALL
    run like a champ, lots of vacuum.
    tail happy, boost happy, driver happy; SUPRA
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  11. Post #3131
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    January 2011
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    Replaced the intake manifold gasket and power steering hose
    No more leak, AT ALL
    run like a champ, lots of vacuum.
    tail happy, boost happy, driver happy; SUPRA
    Yeah but how happy is that wallet :P

    Good luck with the car, you going to get it dyno'd?
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  12. Post #3132
    ThermalArc's Avatar
    July 2011
    1,302 Posts
    Yeah but how happy is that wallet :P

    Good luck with the car, you going to get it dyno'd?
    going to get it dyno'd this summer with the rest of supraquebec (discount, tehehe)
    wallet isn't so badly hurt, this swap is under the 120$ mark at the moment, free engine+the setup I already had

    edit: well, make it 210 with the full tank of premium I just put in at 1.56$/L
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  13. Post #3133
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    December 2005
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    >trying to figure out why my seat is leaning toward the left
    >take entire seat apart and reinforce it and make sure it's straight and everything
    >not the problem
    > ._.
    >get under the car and notice floor is bent
    >fuck
    >rip up carpet and it's not bent
    >WHAT THE FUCK
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  14. Post #3134
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    January 2011
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    Got gasket kit to rebuild the '73 4 bolt main 350 I have sitting in the shop, it's getting boosted in the 'vette.

    Also got Edelbrock Performer intake for $15 from my racing buddy who broke a coolant port on it. Already got it fixed and ready to go, will probably paint the dull aluminum before it goes onto the engine.

    Decided to go with single turbo on the 'vette, I'll be using a tiny .57 trim first, for some quick boost. Will upgrade to a bigass motherfucker later when I get more cash.

    Can't wait.
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  15. Post #3135
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    July 2007
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    >trying to figure out why my seat is leaning toward the left
    >take entire seat apart and reinforce it and make sure it's straight and everything
    >not the problem
    > ._.
    >get under the car and notice floor is bent
    >fuck
    >rip up carpet and it's not bent
    >WHAT THE FUCK
    Someone's bottomed out, hard. Or came down on something.
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  16. Post #3136
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    January 2011
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    Someone's bottomed out, hard. Or came down on something.
    I still blame his FAS.
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  17. Post #3137
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    December 2005
    2,687 Posts
    ya its my ass trying to squeeze in that car


    of course fuck media tags
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  18. Post #3138
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    July 2011
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    Did nothing except DRIVE THE GOD DAMN BITCH AND HAUL ASS WOOOHOOO
    sorry, I'm happy all the BHG symptoms are gone and that the power is incredible
    put some airs in the tyres, woohoo
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  19. Post #3139
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    January 2011
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    Did nothing except DRIVE THE GOD DAMN BITCH AND HAUL ASS WOOOHOOO
    sorry, I'm happy all the BHG symptoms are gone and that the power is incredible
    put some airs in the tyres, woohoo
    Damn, Arc. You're making me want to ditch the Corvette project for now and build another Honda engine for my Civic to get this econolump out of it.
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  20. Post #3140
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    December 2011
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    put some gas in a masons tub, put valve covers in said gas, got oil and gaskets off.

    should be painted by this weekend depending on if I have to go to work or not.
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  21. Post #3141
    ThermalArc's Avatar
    July 2011
    1,302 Posts
    Damn, Arc. You're making me want to ditch the Corvette project for now and build another Honda engine for my Civic to get this econolump out of it.
    stay with the corvette and turbo it ?! torque+power+sound+badass+original+yourbradlyyouca ndoitIhavenodoubtsaboutit+amiright?+fuckamericanwh owillbashmyideas+Ishouldprobablystopthisshit
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  22. Post #3142
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    May 2007
    192 Posts
    Building a 3S-GTE for my brothers MR2. Worked on cleaning up the transmission today. Went from this:


    To this:


    A can of engine cleaner, and a days worth of scrubbing, masking, and painting.
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  23. Post #3143
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    Thanks!
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  24. Post #3144
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    January 2011
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    stay with the corvette and turbo it ?! torque+power+sound+badass+original+yourbradlyyouca ndoitIhavenodoubtsaboutit+amiright?+fuckamericanwh owillbashmyideas+Ishouldprobablystopthisshit
    WHere have you been? That was my plan all along.

    Edited:

    I just want a light, turbo econobox too. The 'vette is a heavy beast and it shows.
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  25. Post #3145
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    May 2006
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    Getting ready to replace the LSD on my car. It comes stock with a 4.10, and honestly I'll probably just replace it with the same one. Either that or a 4.27. The current LSD is a bit messed up, so I figure it is a good preventative measure to replace it with one in decent shape.

    So that'll be fun. Luckily I have access to a lift, though.

    (1991 BMW 318is)
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  26. Post #3146
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    June 2010
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    I finaly got around to pluging up my CD Changer.
    When I bought the car some one cut the wires to the CD changer and stole the wiring + CD changer.
    Baught one with wiring and all about 4 months ago.

    Wired it all up and noticed I accidently made + and - touch and arc. OOOPS

    after tidying all up I tried to test it, and the radio would not come on.
    Check the main radio fuse it was ok, thin remembered ohh hey there might be a fuse on the back of the radio. So I got to work trying to get the radio out.

    4 hrs later. I get it out and changed the fuse.

    NOW ON TO THE AUX INPUT MOD!
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  27. Post #3147
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    October 2010
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    Damn, Arc. You're making me want to ditch the Corvette project for now and build another Honda engine for my Civic to get this econolump out of it.
    Naw man, turbo the Vette and keep us updated. :excited:
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  28. Post #3148
    Can i have a tital Dav0r?
    Dylan_94's Avatar
    August 2005
    1,894 Posts
    Do both at the same time, that's the best solution.
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  29. Post #3149
    Ask Me About My VW Beetle Fetish
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    March 2008
    9,963 Posts
    I poked around with tools and maked it go faster!!1!111!!

    From


    To


    It actually does go faster. I cleaned the carb inside with carb cleaner and switched out the spark plugs so now it fires on all four cylinders and has much better throttle response

    This... might be the reason for the fourth cylinder not firing

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  30. Post #3150
    ThermalArc's Avatar
    July 2011
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    WHere have you been? That was my plan all along.

    Edited:

    I just want a light, turbo econobox too. The 'vette is a heavy beast and it shows.
    Was in the engine bay fixing some stuff, but turbo the 'vette. Will be awesome

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  31. Post #3151
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    January 2011
    5,493 Posts
    Get this guys

    I just changed a crank sensor in someone's transmission.


    Nissan, why the fuck do you do shit like that?
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  32. Post #3152
    ThermalArc's Avatar
    July 2011
    1,302 Posts
    Going to up the boost to the previous 18psi I ran before the winter, 5psi just doesn't cut it, it never did
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  33. Post #3153
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    January 2011
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    I'm getting the intake and wirign sorted out on the 'vette this weekend. Cleaned up the intake today, my dad is modding the two bolt holes to bolt to my later model heads later on and then it'll get a coat of white paint. Why white? Because the aluminum isn't a very good finish and I can't be bothered to polish an intake right now. And white is clean.

    I hate when motherfuckers paint engines orange. It's a fucking terrible color. I'm sick of it.
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  34. Post #3154
    Valon Kyre's Avatar
    November 2008
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    I like orange engines, but I would choose black or aluminum over it.
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  35. Post #3155
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    May 2008
    1,661 Posts
    Dark/darker blue or buffed mirror finish, orange is to dukes of hazard for me. Besides, darker colors are better for heat dissipation.
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  36. Post #3156
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    January 2011
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    Orange is a big GM thing and a LOT of people around here paint SBC's orange. Mine will be unpainted block, idk what color heads, sating black valve covers with reddish orange lettering, and a white intake manifold.

    Probably going black on the heads. Maybe a deep red?
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  37. Post #3157
    Valon Kyre's Avatar
    November 2008
    2,018 Posts
    Deep red seems like a nice color for a vette engine, though black may look trick.
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  38. Post #3158
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    July 2007
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    I don't really see the point in painting engines. They all end up a dull black after ten or fifteen years, and unless it's a museum piece people never spend any time ogling it anyway.


    If I were to paint one I'd do it in the OEM colors that it was in when it was built.
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  39. Post #3159
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    January 2011
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    I don't really see the point in painting engines. They all end up a dull black after ten or fifteen years, and unless it's a museum piece people never spend any time ogling it anyway.


    If I were to paint one I'd do it in the OEM colors that it was in when it was built.
    It's hard to paint an engine OEM colors when it's not OEM :|

    I like painting engines because it makes them look not like ass in your car.

    Ten or fifteen years of good care and the engine will still look new. Don't let oil and shit sit on your engine. It pisses me off when people do that. Keep shit clean if you spend that much time working on it.

    Besides, in 10-15 years, I'll have built another engine for this car. 10-15 years is more than long enough to go without rebuilding an engine. Not saying everyone should rebuild their engines every 10-15 years, but it's good practice. Especially for the mechanically inclined.
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  40. Post #3160
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    November 2008
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    A clean engine compartment makes all the difference when either selling a car, or showing it to your buds. When on the rare occassion you do show off your engine compartment and it looks really clean it makes a nice impression on the vehicle as something in good condition and cared for. As opposed to a dirty, un touched engine compartment which, if everything elce is clean, ruins the overall feel of the vehicle. Something better experienced than explained.

    Paint is also nice to have on an engine, I wish my dad would let me take apart my engine and paint it, stands out when everything elce is so clean. Paint gives a performance feeling to a stock engine, if I were to paint mine it would look like a lot hotter engine while still being stock.
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