i have 290k on my stock 93 b18a1 and did a compression test everything turned out good…it was 130/125/130/125…would racing cause problems when it has 290k miles…
Never. At that mileage it can take anything. Put in a turbo and it will still take numerous beatings and last you another 100k. That is if you do the regular maintenance. (JK)
Those numbers are lower than ideal but since they are all 10% of eachother its still a good motor yet. Yes racing will cause problems seeing it already has 290k miles on already worn out stock internals…
would racing cause problems
wow…i didnt know it would take as much…would getting a vtec head last more? dnt turbo cut motor life in half?
No that wont help prolong its life. It’d be wiser to swap in a different motor with less mileage than going LS/VTEC.
Turbo only cuts motor life in half when you don’t turbo properly.
What kind of racing we talking here? Street racing against a homies cavalier, or road racing?
Either way, yes, your car will take a beating. Yes, it’s time for a rebuild if you’re gonna drive it like a race car.
What kind of racing we talking here? Street racing against a homies cavalier, or road racing? .[/QUOTE]
Haha sounds like something, somebody would race around here lmfao.
im sorry to say but minimum spec for compression on an A1 is 134. suppose to be 134-184 thats from Acura. time for a rebuild or new motor
fuk it let it ride!!! LOL! Spray it till she goes then build for what you want to do. Then at least you know you beat it till the end. I can’t afford turbo or lsv so i just spray till it goes and get junkyard motors. Granted i could have got a nice lsv or turbo by now all the money i spend over that time. hahahahaha
You need to just pay someone to rebuild your stock motor or get a new one. Sounds like your rings are shot. That motor is dying.
would it be safe to play basketball if you were 80?
with 290k miles the motor can just take so much of a beater till something goes wrong …piston rings , spin a bearing etc.
DEFINATLEY TIME FOR A SWAP OF SOME KIND
IM DOIN A SWAP ON MINE AN MINE ONLY HAS 186K AN STILL RUNNING STRONG… BUT IMA GO WITH THE B20 bottom/B16 head (LS/VTEC) SWAP ;D