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Old 10-27-2008, 11:32 PM
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Rebuild or Swap!!!!

Alright Ladies and Gentleman. I have a question for all those people out there that have the answer to this. I am finally fed up with my engine in my 01 prelude. Love the car so getting rid of it isnt an option. i have worn out piston rings and they need to be replaced. As most would know if you replace those there are alot of other things that should be done at the same time. My options are to A- rebuild my engine or B- swap in a different one. What would be cheaping and smarter and be better off doing? EVERYONE PLEASE HELP!!
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Re: Rebuild or Swap!!!!

I vote try to get another H22 with lower mileage and type-S pistons. ;D
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Re: Rebuild or Swap!!!!

your probably better off rebuilding. If you go to buy another h22, either your gona spend bookoo dollars, or your gona get one with high mileage.

are you looking to boost the car later or build it up?
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Re: Rebuild or Swap!!!!

Id go with rebuilding, depending on your future plansa for the car.
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Re: Rebuild or Swap!!!!

well if i rebuild it im not sure if im just gonna replace the parts with exactly with what is already there or if im gonna put some better parts in.
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Re: Rebuild or Swap!!!!

i would rebuild unless you are wanting to upgrade to the Type S engine. what are your spending limits?
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Re: Rebuild or Swap!!!!

ya the best options are always going around the questions of how much money and how much time and how much work you wanna put into it..i would say you should try to rebuild it and apply better parts to it and give the engine a good once over. then you know yourself that it is ready to hit the road again.

Swapping..allows you to get a engine with low miles possible, but you might fun hidden problems with the motor, and you have to buy the engine and then buy the performance parts compared to just buying the parts for rebuild.
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Re: Rebuild or Swap!!!!

I would say rebuild as well, but would recommend looked into going aftermarket on rings and or pistions as our motors have that great stuff called FRM (fiber reenforced metal) its a coating they put on the sleeves. I think I remember someone on here saying it is a mixture of carbon fiber and other metals. So if you use aftermarket rings they wont seat properly and or fail much quicker than using the factory rings. If you want to build with confindence and possibly going with forged pistons then your going to have to get some machine shop work done and replace your sleeves.

Just a warning I started pricing for a motor build for my 97 (base) going FI, and the price was up around $7000 just for the motor build, yeah okay it was a bit obsessive but it would have been done right. So I decided 8 lbs of boost is enough for me..:newangel:

Good luck but I would defintely rebuild cause if you buy a motor to swap your just buying more of the same problems.
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