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by cougar289
Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:51 pm
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: Mini me swap HELP!
Replies: 8
Views: 2126

Re: Mini me swap HELP!

Yes Y7/Y8 cam gear and Z6 belt will set your timing back to 0.
by cougar289
Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: HELP!!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1742

Re: HELP!!!!!

That's just how it is when working on a 22 year old car. Hoses get rotten and cracked, wires get corroded and crappy as well. When you disassemble things, these components break.
by cougar289
Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:53 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: A motorcycle accident that almost killed me
Replies: 7
Views: 12213

Re: A motorcycle accident that almost killed me

Now, everyone I've told this story to instantly tells me to "Get an attorney and sue!". Well I'll tell you this, you'd think with all the suing that goes on these days that this accident would have made me a millionaire. I could not find an attorney to represent me. The general response was "Well th...
by cougar289
Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:44 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: A motorcycle accident that almost killed me
Replies: 7
Views: 12213

A motorcycle accident that almost killed me

Haven't posted here in awhile, but I've still got some old buddies here so I figured I'd let everyone know what's up. Back in June I was riding home on the nearby 4 lane highway at 65mph. Just cruising along looking straight ahead, no other vehicles around when I see the flash of a bare aluminum bra...
by cougar289
Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:21 am
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: Loss of Power now
Replies: 11
Views: 1481

Re: Loss of Power now

Nope, no resistorbox on DPFI setups.
by cougar289
Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is this a good/bad way to do a D16Z6 build?
Replies: 6
Views: 1600

Re: Is this a good/bad way to do a D16Z6 build?

Sounds like an awesome idea to me, I say go for it. This way you'll know all about the internal workings of your engine, and as you said the condition of the internal parts. Just make sure you've got everything correct, piston ring gap, crank/rod bearing clearances, true surfaces, etc....Sure you ma...
by cougar289
Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:34 am
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: 88 lx recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 2902

Re: 88 lx recommendations

Just mpfi swap it, put a decent exhaust header on it, and a cold air intake. You can see gains of 20hp or so with these mods depending on the intake manifold you use. D16Z6 intake is the best. You could swap in a bigger camshaft for even more power too.
by cougar289
Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:57 am
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: why did my new timing belt break?
Replies: 5
Views: 792

Re: why did my new timing belt break?

Pull the rocker arm assembly + camshaft and visually inspect the bearings for wear.
by cougar289
Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:50 am
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: Car running like crap
Replies: 26
Views: 3544

Re: Car running like crap

160 to 185psi is an acceptable range, just as long at there isn't more than a 25% (give or take) difference in psi between two cylinders. (Ex: Cyl 1: 160psi Cyl 3: 185psi) I'm not sure about testing the oxygen sensor, I know it can be done, but I've never had reason to do it myself. If your car has ...
by cougar289
Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:29 am
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: Lower strut bars
Replies: 5
Views: 939

Re: Lower strut bars

I really like tie bars, I'm a big supporter of chassis rigidity. The more solid you can make a chassis the better. The solid ones are the best, I prefer custom made without hinges/pivot points. Stay away from the eBay ones with the pivot points though. I had upper, lower, front, rear steel tie bars ...
by cougar289
Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:23 am
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: Alternator replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 2542

Re: Alternator replacement

You can use an alternator from a 1992 - 1995 Civic (5th generation). The issue is the 88 - 91 Civic uses a smaller belt, length is the same but it's narrower (minus 1 rib). You can swap pulleys if you'd like, or run the smaller 88 - 91 belt. It won't take up all the grooves on the alternator pulley,...
by cougar289
Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:01 am
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: Car running like crap
Replies: 26
Views: 3544

Re: Car running like crap

Hmm well, o2 sensors can be damaged if they're dropped/hit. It's hard to say if a bad o2 sensor is causing your problem, but since the single wire o2 sensors are so cheap I would go ahead and buy a new one if it was mine. The ecu detects no signal when you unplug the o2 sensor, that's why it throws ...
by cougar289
Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 49.2 MPG
Replies: 17
Views: 4340

Re: 49.2 MPG

The best I ever got out of my 1990 hatch was 51mpg. There were many factors for this. I was moving to Florida at this time (950mi drive) Cruising at 60mph on near-perfect level interstate, drafting off of a U-Haul box truck infront of me (drove by my family) I was literally following about half a ca...
by cougar289
Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: 88 lx sedan questions
Replies: 35
Views: 21566

Re: 88 lx sedan questions

You might be able to reroute your stock DPFI cable so you can still use it with your new MPFI intake. If I were you, I would wouldn't have opted to do a ZC OBD-1 swap. That's going to be a bit of a headache. You would have been better off with a D15B2 rebuild to freshen the bottom end up. Bore .020i...
by cougar289
Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:08 pm
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: why did my new timing belt break?
Replies: 5
Views: 792

Re: why did my new timing belt break?

Well, there could be a variety of reasons, but here are a few examples: Defective Belt Improper Tension Belt Tensioner Wore Out/Randomly Seizing Camshaft Seizing from worn bearings or improperly torqued rocker arm assy. The camshaft bearings will wear quicker if the previous belt was installed too t...