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Old 09-19-2004, 09:16 PM
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i put a 1995 v-tec 1.6 on my 1998 1.6, set all of the timing marks, turned the engine over by hand 4 revs. then proceeded to start my engine only to here it run for about 2.2 seconds before it bent valves. i rechecked the timing marks and they were on the money. i looked at the old block and noticed there are slightly deeper indents in the v-tec pistons verses the non-v-tec pistons. could that be the reason for the bending of the valves? or was it pilot error and i just did somthing wrong. i have done several head gaskets on these v-tecs, but have never tried to put a v-tec head on a non-v-tec block. i was told that this swap was no problem. please help.....



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You hit the nail right on the head.
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So you dont get flamed next time VTEC. No "-" or H at the end. And yes your right about the pistons.
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i have the head off of the 98 with the ecu. could i make it work in place of the v-tec. i have the 98 computer also. so, three peaple told me that this would work with no valve issues, does this mean three peaple were wrong, and that there expertice just cost me a $300 head plus labor, and yet i have gained more experiance in this field. ha ha. all i wanted to do was fix this car so it would run, and sell it.
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when you set the makes did you use the TDC whit mark or the red?????
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i used the white mark. but when i first set the timing i used the arrow on the oil pump and the line on the lower gear.
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