Go Back   Honda-Tech > Honda and Acura Model-Specific Technical Forums > Honda Civic/Del Sol (1992 - 2000)
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search


Welcome to Honda-Tech!
Welcome to Honda-Tech.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Honda-Tech community today!


Reply
 
 
 
submit to reddit
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-18-2006, 05:23 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Tzarinque's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 247
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default high compression pistons on D16Y8

I'm kinda broke right now so I think I'm gonna just go with an all motor D16Y8(yeah I know...it sucks). What kinda high compression pistons should I get. I don't need the best money can buy so I was thinking about getting those ones on ebay(I know they need to be more ferrous because aluminum has a higher heat index and can therefore harm your engine) which raise combustion to 12.9:1 or would it be better to get the ones from another d-series(like the d16a6--raise to 10.7:1). I am trying to do this the safest way possible so should i be worried about predetonation with the ebay ones(12.9:1) and am I going to need a tune??
Tzarinque is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2006, 06:21 PM   #2
Honda-Tech Member
 
BuiltforSin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: VA
Posts: 1,195
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default

interested in answer
__________________
BuiltforSin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2006, 06:32 PM   #3
 
kawickstrom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Houston, TX, USA
Posts: 55
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: (mugenej8power)

Quote:
Originally Posted by mugenej8power
interested in answer
x2
__________________
Busted Up 1993 Civic Si with D16Y8
[quote=CantThinkOfAScreenName] I think your engines bout to blow... You know Honda Engines if its working perfect than somethings bout to let go... [/quote]
kawickstrom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2006, 06:36 PM   #4
Honda-Tech Member
 
beandip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Hell, Az, USA
Posts: 949
iTrader Rating: (0)
Send a message via AIM to beandip
Default Re: high compression pistons on D16Y8 (Tzarinque)

You have to rip apart the block to replace the pisitions. By the time you pay for everything just to place them, your going to spend a good chunk of change.

Save your money, buy a turbo, slap it (low boost) on and call it a day. You'll get more power, just as relaible, and save some money.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boots View Post
it doesnt matter...whoever won was going to have to spend their way out of the recession regardless....
Ya, direct quote.
beandip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2006, 06:38 PM   #5
 
knockout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: CA, United States
Posts: 1,642
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: high compression pistons on D16Y8 (Tzarinque)

i wouldnt buy anything from ebay unless it is a name brand that can be purchased elsewhere.
i would only use internals from a trusted company. (OEM Honda being one)
So if i were you, I'd run some higher compression stock pistons.

I'm not sure of the validity in this but P29's (d16a1) seem to raise the c/r to 12.6:1 putting you in a range you'd be happy with. But i'd be happy with PM6's (d16a6), then boosting later on.

but either way, piecing together a turbo kit is better money spent. Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
[quote=rochesterricer]

If zip ties are to be used, they must be of multiple colors.
[/quote]
knockout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2006, 06:42 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
Tzarinque's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 247
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: high compression pistons on D16Y8 (beandip)

I think this the last post I get today so I better cover everything.

How do you figure it would cost more. I'd be doing the conversion myself. I think I can handle it. All i would have to buy is high compression pistons and rings and thats it. It wouldn't cost near as much as a turbo(with the complete kit, Ecu, good tune, low compression pistons, internal work, the list goes on). I don't have the money for a nice turbo setup, and besides I want to see what I get out of the NA d16y8.

What is it with this turbo advice, they are so expensive. I would love a turbo, but I can't afford it. Its all that tuning stuff thats expensive.

Sorry I can't repost at the bottom, used my limited post for the day. Thanks for the help. I read some NA d16y8 threads on another forum and its' not that great, so I guess I'll save up for a t25 turbo setup or something small like that. In that case could I use a piggyback and get away with it.


Modified by Tzarinque at 8:14 PM 10/18/2006
Tzarinque is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2006, 06:50 PM   #7
 
knockout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: CA, United States
Posts: 1,642
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: high compression pistons on D16Y8 (Tzarinque)

1. Pieced together turbo kits for d series run around 1000-1500.
2. people run stock d16s on 8 lbs all the time, no internal work needed.
3. an NA d16y8 probably wouldnt run over 150whp with what seems to be your budget. if you dont have the money for a turbo kit, you wont make over 150whp on a d16 NA.

http://www.turbod16.com
http://www.homemadeturbo.com

these should be your new bestfriends.
__________________
[quote=rochesterricer]

If zip ties are to be used, they must be of multiple colors.
[/quote]
knockout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2006, 07:02 PM   #8
 
Jhonny Ricer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Hillbilly deluxe, nj, america fuk yea
Posts: 864
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: high compression pistons on D16Y8 (knockout)

Dont forget that when your replacing your pistons your going to have replace your seals as well because once they are on and you take the part off the seal is then shot and needs to be replaced. Also if im not mistaken raising c/r that high in a basically completely stock motor will cause it to run like crap it will need to be tuned yes and. I dont think some of the stock internals of this engine can handle that much more pressure but i could be mistaken. FYi turbo is always cheaper than going n/a they both get you basically same h/p in the end. but n/a takes alot more time and parts therfore more money to get it the same as running with low boost I mean with the gain goal your going for turbo is best. But if we were talking like 150+ Hp gain than going higher on boost means you need to rebuild the top end and when this happens you need to do the bottom also or its known to go. boost for lower gains is cheaper than N/A after all is said and done and your going peak HP that this engine can prduce than youve basicaly spent the same on both setups. Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
1996 - CX Civic- DD/project toy

In the search for a 96-98 Ex engine harness [img]http://images.honda-tech.com/set1/smile/emthup.gif[/img]
Jhonny Ricer is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
 
submit to reddit
Reply

Tags
civic, compression, d16y8, high, hp, increase, kit, motor, na, piston, pistons, sale, setup, stock, type

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
engine swap help 98EGY8 Hybrid/Engine swaps 5 09-02-2013 12:50 PM
My daily driven 91 dx hatch project fatsalmon15 Honda CRX / EF Civic (1988-1991) 9 08-14-2013 09:49 AM
How to replace your brake master cylinder KidKavika Acura Integra 0 04-03-2013 02:37 PM
skunk2 high compression valves in boosted y8? Hybrid96EK Forced Induction 0 04-18-2010 11:02 AM
D16y8: Drop compression ratio dropgear Honda Civic/Del Sol (1992 - 2000) 9 12-23-2003 07:59 PM



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:44 PM.



2014 Copyright, InternetBrands Inc.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Honda and the Honda marquee are registered trademarks of the American Honda Motor Company, Inc. Neither American Honda Motor Company nor its subsidiaries or affiliates shall bear any responsibility for Honda-Tech.com content, comments, or advertising. Honda-Tech.com is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Company in any way. American Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse Honda-Tech.com in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.
Emails & Contact Details