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91 GSX Engine

Posted by Swoopkev, Nov 18, 2009

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  1. Swoopkev

    Swoopkev Proven Member

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    While the block is apart, and everything is out of my engine bay, what else should i be doing?
    Do I need a new oil pump?
    are there any other internals I should be getting?

    :pray:

    I have a 91 GSX the engine block and head are in the machine shop.
    The Block has been decked, and cylinders are bored to .020.
    I have him installing wiseco pistons with the stock rods.
    I have the machinist also installing new bearings all around.
    I pulled out all the vacuum sh**, the ABS, the AC, the Cruise Control, and everything else I didn't need.
    I will be running the stock 14b until I start making money again.

    I have:

    ARP headstuds
    EGR Block-off
    Shift Bushings
    Shifter mount washers
    Short-Throw Shifter
    Full 02 Back 3" Megan Exhaust
    All the Free mods done


    plan to buy:


    BS Eliminator kit.
    FMIC (not a kit)
    Aluminum Radiator
    Radiator Hoses
    Timing Belt Covers
    Turbo Oil feed/return SS braided lines
    Clutch
    Some sort of intake...
    MBC
    Full Gasket Set
    Exhaust Wrap
    DEI silicone spray
    catch can
    FIAV block off


    I want to have a car that is quick enough to smoke the "racer" civics in Hawaii, but I need it to be reliable, and i need everything done right
    Please let me know what I should do to make it successful and last a while, because I have 4000 and increasing spent on this car.
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2009
  2. deerhunter0881

    deerhunter0881 Proven Member

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    I would say a OEM water pump while your there already.Cosmetic head gasket,Full Tune up,replace all hoses,and belts. polythene mounter mounts while your engine is out maybe.
     

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  3. boosteclipse

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    New oil pump, t-belt tensioner and pulleys, extended clutch rod and braided clutch line.
     

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  4. agentorange313

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    Since you have a gsx lauching isn't going to be a problem when racing FWD civics. To be honest they really have nothing on AWD vehicles, especially starting from a standstill.

    If you are buying an aluminum radiator I would steer away from no name brands. This might have been a fluke but I received on through punishment racing, and the top inlet for the hose was bend, thus leaving me to modify the FAL shroud/fan kit. Moshimoto or fluidine.

    I would also replace all the spark plugs and wires. NGK FTW!

    The stock 14b has a lot of potential. a manual boost controller well help you gain more power out of this turbo. Remember that the stock 1g BOV has a limit of about 17 psi.

    goodluck! I hate civics too LOL
     

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  5. Swoopkev

    Swoopkev Proven Member

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    Thanks BoostEclipse, DeerHunter: will be getting motor mount inserts, SS clutch line, tune up, oil pump, tbelt tensioner/pulleys, i am adding all that to the to buy list.

    Thanks agentorange for the bit about no name radiators, i will take that into consideration for sure along with adding wires to list of things to buy.

    So now, to buy list is:

    BS Eliminator kit.
    FMIC (not a kit)
    Aluminum Radiator
    Radiator Hoses / all hoses
    Timing Belt Covers
    Turbo Oil feed/return SS braided lines
    Clutch
    Some sort of intake...
    MBC
    Full Gasket Set
    Exhaust Wrap
    DEI silicone spray
    catch can
    FIAV block off
    Wires & Spark plugs
    Oil Pump
    Timing Belt Accessories
    OEM water pump
    Braided Clutch Line
    Tune-up
    nice headgasket of some sort
    motor mount inserts
    extended clutch rod ---?
    All Fluids to be changed to synthetic - Gearboxes, T-Case, Transaxle, Tranny, Engine

    if I am missing anything important on my list, please chime in!
     
  6. deerhunter0881

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    I don't see anything for the fuel system any thoughts on that??
     

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  7. Swoopkev

    Swoopkev Proven Member

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    yes, the fuel system...

    I thought that it might be OK to go with stock fuel, until I make enough money for a 16g and dsmlink.

    What do you think??

    i wont have it running more than 12-15 psi, because my dad may be driving it... however, when i return and make money, i will want some more kick...
     
  8. deerhunter0881

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  9. DSMDriver69

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    the free mods are good, but that link you just gave does not work.
     

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  10. Swoopkev

    Swoopkev Proven Member

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  11. deerhunter0881

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    just go to tech on the top of the screen then upgrade paths then basic upgrades
     

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  12. agentorange313

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    The upgrade path is really easy to follow, but honestly I feel like it only focuses on gaining more horsepower. Yes that would be the overall goal, but understanding you car and how it works it the first step.

    I bought a stock 91 TSI AWD and the first modification I made was getting a eprom ecu with DSMLink, and a laptop. This allowed me to see how my car was running and also how to get it to run perfectly stock. This was definitely a good process for me to learn how to tune a car. All together I spent about a 1200 on a laptop, DSMlink, ecu, and supporting wires and cables.

    After I got DSMlink I started the upgradepath. intake, boost gauge, MBC etc.

    Just my 2 cents.
     

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