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  1. Does the timing belt need to come off to replace valve stem seals?

    5th Gen
    Hi, I've searched all over the forums, but I can't seem to find an answer. All the writeups / tutorials that include replacing the valve seals also tend to replace the belt. Mine's only about 40k kms old, and I really don't want to spend all day taking it off. Is it possible to loosen it enough...
  2. 5th gen exhaust on 3rd gen

    3rd Gen
    Ok guys, need your help on this one. I'm new to this forum, and I'm hopping some one has tried this. I'm a Honda tech, and i just recently bought a 1990 Si, the car is all original except for the horrible exhaust this dude put on. Well, my parts guy tells me everything is discontinued for this...
  3. Ultimate swap list??

    2nd Gen
    I have read all the sticky's, all the engine build threads, the head comparison threads and all other technical data threads. I can not for the life of me figure out the whole engine number lingo. when you read these threads the posters are so knowleageable about these engines that they...
  4. blown head gasket questions

    4th Gen
    stated off as a good car now its not looking good. Blown head gasket, bad valves, ect I’m still having bad cold starts and now it seems my car doesn’t want to start at all. My cel code 6 use to turn off after I warmed the motor and restarted and now it just stays on. I still have to hold the...
  5. A18a2 fitment?

    2nd Gen
    Any help on this is greatly appreciated, my brother who I have my 87 dx to, drove th car for two days without coolant warped and cracked the head on the a18a1 and I have had no luck finding another head, but I find lots of a18a2's...my questions are 1) can I slap the a18a2 head on a18a1 and...
  6. New 1991 Hnda pPrelude 2.1 SI 100 dollars/ neep help

    3rd Gen
    I recently got m first Prelude, a 1991 SI non 4WS with a 2.1 and 5 speed manual. I only paid a hundred bucks. It runs daily and everything there is just a few problems. We took it to the mechanic for a tune up and he did a compression test, the readings being 180, 20, 20 180. Yesterday I did...
  7. F/S: 1999 H22a4 Cylinder Head (Crower Inside)

    Engine/Exhaust/Transmission
    1999 H22a4 Cylinder Head $200 + shipping 60,000 on rebuild (160,000 overall) Reason for selling: My timing belt snapped at around 35 MPH in 4th or 5th gear a few months ago. I immediately shut off the car. I did not run a compression test on the motor in the car, which I should have. I...
  8. ARP head studs?

    3rd Gen
    hey guys, i've been reading some posts about these, but they are all super old. One by Rev_rage was in 2010, so i thought id re-bring up the topic. does anyone know if ARP head studs are still possible to get for the B20 and 21's? thanks guys, Cory
  9. F/S: H22a4 Block+ Crower Head-CHEAP

    Engine/Exhaust/Transmission
    I am selling my h22a4 from my 99 Base Prelude. Reason for selling: My timing belt snapped at around 35 MPH in 4th or 5th gear a few months ago. I immediately shut off the car. I did not run a compression test on the motor in the car, which I should have.I replace the engine with an h23aVTEC...
  10. Cracked head?! Thanx Dad >:(

    2nd Gen
    alright so here's the deal. I've been letting my father use my prelude to drive to work and what not and its been nothing but hell ever since. random broken pieces all over the car (center armrest, hood release cable, broken alarm remote, etc. etc.). The latest thing he has done is refuse to...
  11. Head Gasket Needs To Be Replaced

    5th Gen
    Alright guys, i have found a few minor oil leaks in my car, and a major one. THe oring for my distributor busted so its leaking there. The vtec solenoid gasket is done too. And the major one is my Head gasket. So i have a question. Will the helms manual be enough for me to be able to get the...
  12. spittig out oil from exhaust

    4th Gen
    so i fucked up and never have re-torqued my ARP head studs back down (after 10k miles) and i think i blew a head gasket.. im burning a fuck load of oil (qt every 1.5 weeks) and really dont know whats causing it.. maybe its not the head gasket but i really don't know. ideas on what it could be?
  13. DIY Mild Head Port

    3rd Gen
    I was reviewing some old BMI videos and came across the type r special. There was a segment on the B18C type r engines and the different methods that the Honda engineers used to extract the maximum horsepower from the engine units while being able to keep production speeds up and costs down. As...
  14. Help!! Head bolt size and socket???

    5th Gen
    There are 10 bolts holding down the head to the block....(hope im using the right names?) Under the cams is where they are located.....i am short on time so i cant do much research...because stores are closing soon....i need to know what size they are and what point sockets to use....it looks to...
  15. new vtec head help

    4th Gen
    i got a h23a1 dohc engine and the head is starting to make some noise so im thinking of just putting on a vtec head. has anyone done this yet? and im just wondering if i could put on a different vtec head of a different engine like h22 or something.
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