Originally Posted by ssmrico
how is that Honda habit oil pan gasket holding up ? I need one
I really like it. It never leaked a drop or even seeped any oil. My oil pan was always bone dry. Worth the money imo, plus its reusable.
Originally Posted by Aradin
Glad you asked because I'm kinda of in the middle of a mild engine build at the moment lol. This JDM b18c has smoked pretty good since day one, especially on decel, and consumed more oil then I am comfortable with. Every time I pulled the plugs I could see a small amount of oil siting on top of the pistons. My plan is to rebuild it and increase the compression about 1 point and add methanol injection. Basically I'm after a super responsive fun to drive street car with almost instant power, that isn't over build for the power it makes. Low to mid 400whp is good enough for me. Upgraded parts list below...
-AEM progressive water methanol injection kit
-Nippon P30 pistons 81.5mm (machined for floating pins for aftermarket rods)
-Manley gsr rods
-acl race bearings
-supertech bronze valve guides
-supertech H1002D dual valve 70lb springs with oem retainers (because street car)
I went as far pulling the cams and replacing the valve seals with the head still on the block. Whats weird is it has felpro valve seals on it not oem ones like I was expecting to see, its like whoever has it in japan tried to fix the oil burning issue too. The valve to guide clearance ended up being terrible so new seals did nothing to help. It was at that point I decided to tear it apart.
Everything pulled apart ready to head to the machine shop.
Water meth kit installed
Progressive methanol controller
Green led under the wb lights up when meth starts spraying and progressively get brighter until it hits full spray
Compression ratio is going to end up at about 11.64:1 witch is right at 1 point higher then it was stock. With the addition of water meth and some cautious tuning I'm hoping to have a fun responsive grocery getter...
Right now I'm just waiting to get my head and block back from the machine shop. After researching for hours on what ptw clearance to go with for these cast pistons I settled on .002-.0025. Hopefully I'll have everything back before the end of next week.