Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Arizona, USA
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Ripping the motor out soon.. need parts advice.
My B18C1 smokes, and makes like 170psi compression in Cyl 1. Motor has 226k miles, so I will be rebuilding it. Hopefully by mid-March, I will be at the reassembly stage of my stock B18C1.
Somethings are given like ARP's, new pump, timing belts & tensioner, seals, etc.. but what else and what brands? Clearly need new rings and head work, and thats planned..
EDIT: HP Goal - Stock (170hp..?) - No point to building if I can't tune OBD2 legally..
Here is my list so far:
Head bolts: ARP
Crankbolts: ARP (had these stretch and break on my B18B1 when I did that, so lets just plan on doing it.)
Rings: Hastings..? (Used them before, don't know anything about them)
Valve Seals: ???
Valve Springs / Retainers: ??? (if I need new ones, Ill replace them, just don't know what works well)
Clutch: Exedy? (not sure which specific one)
Water Pump: ???
Timing Belt / Tensioner: Dayco (used it before, no issues)
Head Gasket: Mr Gasket (looks legit)
Pan Gasket: Felpro
Valve Cover Gasket: Felpro
Not sure what else to do. Had thoughts of cams and block guard at the same time, but I do want to drive it daily, and not sure what cams (Skunk2, BC Racing or Crower) without tuning would do. Don't want to do the OBD2->OBD1 confusion. I just want to love this motor until its wasted, then do a K24/20 (a long ways in the future..).
Input would be nice, and if we can steer away from eBay stuff, that would be best imo.
Thanks in advanced for the input.
1996 Acura Integra RS Coupe - B18B1 - Gone
2006 Honda Civic EX Coupe - R18A1 - The Daily
1996 Acura Integra GS-R Coupe - B18C1 - My new love
Last edited by Pghpunkid; 02-17-2017 at 09:27 PM.