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Old 05-21-2019, 07:10 AM
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This isn't like a lot of the threads on here, I don't need help, and I don't need advice (for once in my life, lmao).
I just wanted to make this thread because I'm actually kinda proud of myself. I've completed my first engine tear down yesterday on my D16z6 thats getting swapped into my EG Hatch. (Didn't take the valve train apart yet but will be soon because I am getting a Brian Crower valve train.)

I did it with two of my buddies, in my damn kitchen since I don't have a garage. Also didn't have anything to catch the oil, so I brought my snow shovel in and used that. Yes this was a super rachet way to do it, but it was so much fun. Also, I swear my kitchen is like the Bermuda Triangle of tools. Its like 20x20, no idea how we kept losing sockets, but whatever. Anyways, these pictures are the only ones I have of everything taken apart.




I'm probably going to scrap everything other than the block, head, and crankshaft.... So if anyone wants stock D16z6 parts for some reason, shoot me a PM, name a price.

Also, a pic of my slow/stock Hatch

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Tear down is easy, it's the measuring that's the hard part. Assembly has it's challenges too.
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anyone can remove a bolt and/or nut. Putting it all back together properly and setting timing is what people tend to lack knowledge of. Just look at all those threads on here. LOL
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anyone can remove a bolt and/or nut. Putting it all back together properly and setting timing is what people tend to lack knowledge of. Just look at all those threads on here. LOL
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Tear down is easy, it's the measuring that's the hard part. Assembly has it's challenges too.

I know this, lol. Still, its my first time doing it, and I just wanted to post up on here. Whether people think it was worth it or not to post, I enjoyed myself and thought I would post anyways.
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Thank you for sharing.
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In your pics, did I miss your bore dial gauge, micrometer set, plastigauge, and precision straight edge?
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In your pics, did I miss your bore dial gauge, micrometer set, plastigauge, and precision straight edge?
My tools aren't pictured, why?
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My tools aren't pictured
In your pic, I clearly see a few tools atop your HFT black mechanic's cart.
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Thats it? This is all you got big boy? I thought you were chest deep in this teardown by now.
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In your pic, I clearly see a few tools atop your HFT black mechanic's cart.
Well yeah, but they aren't out for the picture, lol. Just out because I used some.
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Well yeah, but they aren't out for the picture, lol. Just out because I used some.
Do you have the measuring tools I mentioned and know how to use them with high accuracy?

Those tools are absolutely required (not optional) for the ultimate success of the job ahead of you.
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Do you have the measuring tools I mentioned and know how to use them with high accuracy?

Those tools are absolutely required (not optional) for the ultimate success of the job ahead of you.
I have a micrometer set, and a precision straight edge. Not the others.
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You have to use the plastigauge to measure the bearing tolerances on the crank. You cant just slap new bearings in there and go.

The d16 is the chevy small block of the modern overhead engine design. Its inately simple. There is an awesome sticky at the top of this page
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Only use oem honda bearings


https://honda-tech.com/forums/honda-...tures-3051143/


Until I read his detailed walk through I did not understand tolerances and bearing wear and how to calculate your needs. His detailed flow with pictures will have you speaking master technician in no time
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You have to use the plastigauge to measure the bearing tolerances on the crank. You cant just slap new bearings in there and go.

The d16 is the chevy small block of the modern overhead engine design. Its inately simple. There is an awesome sticky at the top of this page
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Only use oem honda bearings


https://honda-tech.com/forums/honda-...tures-3051143/


Until I read his detailed walk through I did not understand tolerances and bearing wear and how to calculate your needs. His detailed flow with pictures will have you speaking master technician in no time

Why should I only run OEM bearings? I was recommended ACL by my local Honda friends.
Also, I work at a Honda Dealership (parts guy), and I got a Master Tech here who is going to help me build it.

I will pick up plastigauge and a bore dial gauge soon. Its going to be a while before it gets put back together anyways.

Edit: Spoke to another friend/acquaintance of mine, Chillin Garage (I believe thats what he goes by online), he explained why OEM bearings are my best bet.

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Sounds like a great plan!
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There is either a skating rink or grow lights behind the photographer.
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There is either a skating rink or grow lights behind the photographer.
Lmao, wish they were grow lights (LEAVE ME ALONE FBI, ITS A JOKE, KINDA). I have a black light in my living room. My girlfriend paints in bright colors and they glow. Its kewl.

On second thought, a skating rink in my house would probably be cooler than grow lights, both ways are probably good ways to make money for car parts though.
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D series = Gen 1 Chevy small block
B series = Gen2?
K series = GM LS?
J series = Chevy rat motor*?

*Small blocks have been referred to as “mouse motors” whereas big blocks have been called “rat motors”. Dodge made one that was called an elephant, iirc.
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Hope to see some progress and GL. You have engine builders here to, just gotta hit up the right section of the forum.
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