What all is involved in a rods/piston install on a B18?

 
Old 01-10-2018, 05:30 AM
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The B18b motor in my car has 85,000 miles and looks like new with the valve cover off. I've thought about turboing the stock motor but H beam Manley rods and Wiseco pistons are so cheap I was thinking about just putting forged internals in the motor. How much work are we talking here? I'd like to avoid shipping the motor off somewhere but I don't know of any local machine shops so I was kicking around the idea of doing it myself.
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you will need the repair manual, new head gasket spraid with coper (if the head will not be milled) , standard dia pistons, a torque wrench, stock rod bearings, pinston ring plier, plastigage for measuring rod/crank clearence, honing machine for cylinders, and a simple tool for measuring the piston ring gap.

Watch plenty of youtube videos for all the above and after u can go for it.

I suggest you ask help from a professional machinist for honing the cylinders.

good luck
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I'll put this in the Engine Assembly forum. There are some great videos from even Evans tuning that can also help. I'm looking at a new source for getting a new book written about Hondas in great detail.
Using an older /true school method that doesn't depend upon specific companies other than Honda to be able to do it. What I like to call "Pre-Furious Revolution".
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Originally Posted by TheShodan View Post
What I like to call "Pre-Furious Revolution".
Yeah, that just sounds like another title for a terrible sequel lol.
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Originally Posted by TheShodan View Post
What I like to call "Pre-Furious Revolution".
That was such a good time! Even right after it... Now the "parking lot scene" is a joke. There once was a time where REAL cars showed up after the sun went down. Glad I was a part of it while it lasted.
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