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Hey guys, I've heard this vaguely mentioned before, but I'm lookin for a definitive answer... my Integra has 120,000 miles on it, I've seen documentation proving that about 90,000 of these miles were as a result of commuting from Tucamcari to Albuquerque every day, and another 3,000 came from a roadtrip I took to Texas, so a lot of it is highway miles, the car is in very good shape mechanically it would seem to me, but I'm wondering if just the sheer number of miles on it would make it so a turbocharger would destroy my engine? Anyone know?
 

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Compression has more bearing on the the engine's performance ability, than the odometer.

Many of the turbo guys replace internals, so for a few more bucks you can have a like-new engine.
 

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you just need to tune it....and make sure you have the fuel issue handled
 

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Seraphim on Jul/21/02 said:
I'm wondering if just the sheer number of miles on it would make it so a turbocharger would destroy my engine? Anyone know?
Make sure you do a Compression test and Leakdown test to make certain. If you are all clear then your good to go. I would personally change the timing belt and water pump also and every seal ,gasket and belt to make double certain.

If you choose to build your internals, your just dam smart by doing so ! It will cost you a bit more at the start but you will have less POSSIBLE problems down the road. Plus you can run higer psi/boost !
 

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Hmm, what exactly do you do when you "build your internals"? Replace some of the stock parts I'm assuming? How much does it run? I'm a poor college student, but if it's not too bad I might do that
 

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could just wait on purchasing the turbo kit until you save up enough cash for the internals as well and get everything done at once :)

Ogi
 

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if you go to www.jasperengines.com they gave me a price of $1800 to rebuild my engine with there race parts just go to that website if your serious about rebuilding your engine. but i do work at an auto shop so taking the engine out n putting it back in isn't a problem for me but it could cost about 400-700 dollars in labor to yank it out of there and put it back in
 

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New bearings, Crower rods, JE pistons, GE Sleeves, tuning, and copper gasket say, "turbocharge integra live long time!"
 

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Dont know how long it would last even at low boost. Do a comp test like said above and tuning is definately key. Problem with high mileage isnt exactly the engine itself but anything that works with the engine could go out on you. Id suggest building your engine before boosting if you want reliability. You are gonna crave more boost after feeling it. Good luck!
 

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gsrtunr on Feb/26/03 said:
You are gonna crave more boost after feeling it. Good luck!
Speed is like a drug...once you're fast, you only want to be faster....and how fast is "fast enough"? Is there such a thing?
 

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How much you build depends on what your goals... just doing new bearings, pistons (hone), rods, and rings is a nice build for some decent boost. Resleeving are great but expensive and extreme for what many people want power wise.
 
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