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Postby rinaldo » Thu May 08, 2008 12:16 pm

Hi! I just bought 1988 Honda Civic Hatchback with 1991 year engine.

Here is the beast
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About the tuning.. I didn't do it, it was some owner before me. I will fix it!
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Postby el_jelly » Mon May 12, 2008 12:31 am

nice project to start :D . welcome
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Postby classictuners » Mon May 12, 2008 3:13 am

Good canidate for a project, doesn't need much cosmetic work like my project :lol: Is that an oem rear bumper modified for dual exhaust? Can't say i like it, but it's different and doesn't look to bad.
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Postby rinaldo » Mon May 12, 2008 7:03 am

I don't know what bumpers I have. Seems like the front bumper has an add-on? The rear bumper has another bumper riveted (right word?) to the original bumper. It still has unpolished and unpolished filler on it. Crappy job by the previous owners, but I love my car on the whole!

Anyway here are some pictures about engine and tranny
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Seems like there's a little oil leak. I'll check it out.
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The engine is 1,6i. It has 81kW. I think it's from Finland so the engine has to be 1,6i right?
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Postby rinaldo » Mon May 12, 2008 9:24 pm

Today I took the transmission off from the engine. I'm embarrassed to say this but I am still not sure what engine I have. :oops: Can you help me out?
Here is the engine number
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Now I took the clutch out and here is what i found
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The disk is all gone and I think that the pressure plate is gone too.

One other thing.. Can anyone help me to identify my gearbox? I have a 5 speed manual gearbox with 21 splines on the hub.
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Postby classictuners » Tue May 13, 2008 12:13 am

Judging by the picture of the flywheel, it looks like you have an oil leak at the rear main seal. And yes, your clutch has about had it :(

Your engine is a D16A6 (same as my Green ED6 project) GREAT Motor!!!
Doesn't get as much respect as other D series engines (due to the lack of VTEC) But the bottom end on the D16A6 is stonger than any other D series engine, which in turn, putting a D16Z6 or D16Y8 head onto a D16A6 block results in one of the strongest SOHC VTEC you could possibly build (i'm only talking Civic not Accord)

Now that you have the motor out, go ahead and get all new gaskets, timing belt, water pump, and clutch. With the low mileage of the motor, you should get some good power and a long healthy engine life. Oh and be sure to check valve adjustment (especially if you plan to drive it hard).
If the previous owner drove it hard and revved it to redline often, there's a good chance that the valves are out of adjustment.

I haven't seen your tranny but i'm almost certain it's an L3, probally the same tranny as the USDM Civic Si.

The front bumper add on is actually an OEM lip that the USDM si and EDM 1.6i came with stock. I'm actually looking for one. I'm putting an 89 civic front bumper on my daily driver, and i need an si lip.
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Postby rinaldo » Tue May 13, 2008 10:53 am

This is the transmission's serial number
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Postby Sandman » Wed May 14, 2008 5:45 am

A few days late, but welcome to the forum. ;)
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Postby rinaldo » Sun May 18, 2008 9:21 pm

Ok here comes a little update..

I started fighting against rust on engine and transmission.

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Clean outside, rusty inside. Still needs a bit work..
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I'll deal with this later..
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Here's something interesting I found when working with transmission
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Nice huh? :)
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So that's why there was so little oil in the tranny :lol: I'll let it get welded soon.
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Postby classictuners » Sun May 18, 2008 11:59 pm

Gross!!! :P That tranny is nasty, unless you plan on rebuilding it, don't even worry about welding it up, get another one that isn't cracked.
Also, that exhaust manifold heat shield, just toss it in the garbage, get you a nice header or something. :D
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Postby tomoyasu » Mon May 19, 2008 12:32 am

good looking start. im diggin the CF hood
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Postby rinaldo » Mon May 19, 2008 10:27 am

"classictuners" wrote:Gross!!! :P That tranny is nasty, unless you plan on rebuilding it, don't even worry about welding it up, get another one that isn't cracked.
Also, that exhaust manifold heat shield, just toss it in the garbage, get you a nice header or something. :D


The crack was probably made by broken propellershaft. It is still a good transmission despite the looks.

"tomoyasu" wrote:good looking start. im diggin the CF hood


It's actually not cf. It's black paint :roll: I didn't do it :wink:
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Postby Pets4524 » Thu May 29, 2008 6:53 pm

Welcome või siis teretulemast :D
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Postby rinaldo » Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:26 pm

Tere jah. (In estonian language to previous replier)

It's been awhile since I last posted.

Here are the turned brake discs that need a little more work
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Here are some parts that met Mr Sandblast :twisted:
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And here is the clutch disc that I got awhile ago :)
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You can't believe how much I miss driving this car!
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Postby rinaldo » Sun Jul 06, 2008 8:03 pm

A little update

The tranny is finally welded
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Here are some other pictures of reconstruction
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Can anybody educate me and tell me what is this part called in English? I know what it is in Estonian. Anyway it has been patched up really much.
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