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Old 11-22-2013, 08:45 PM
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SH at 275K mi/ Red Top time

Hey Folks-
Got my SH in 00 with 21K miles. At 275 now and it's time rebuild, or retire the original engine. Got a JDM S from another member who found out he could easily fix what he already had in his car.
Pretty thing, but an EARLY 5th gen S….. #192! (H22A/4000192)
Starting to think I should put rings and bearings in it while it's out…thoughts?
BTW- I'm in Connecticut, so I have to transfer/get some USDM parts. Couple of things to mention here;
1) Can NOT find the owner who has already done this swap in CT - saw his posts last Spring, but forgot to bookmark. Many "search" tries later, and nothing. If anyone knows who I mean- thanks in advance.
2) Changing out the wiring harness…looks like the intake has to come off.. anyone know any different?
3) Boy, my hands are clumsy getting to some of theses clips….stuff for taking out the old motor, or even trying to get at some parts of the "new" motor..LOL
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Re: SH at 275K mi/ Red Top time

Way to keep that SH going.
Have you kept the ATTS working?

1) Depends on how long you wanna keep this car. The motor may be ok as is. But if you figure another 13 years with the car...
If you don't need that engine yet and have the extra dough, by all means rings and bearings would be a good thing to do. But the proper block prep would be an added cost. I've read here that the bearings can be tricky to install correctly due to slight variations in thickness so only experienced folks should attempt it. So in essence, if you have the extra dough to pay for the re-ring/bearings you'd likely get another 250k on your motor swapped in.

2) Don't know the answer. I'm a restore to stock usdm fan.

3) Many of those clips were meant to go in once. So many times they break regardless how careful you are.

I use a variety of small, inexpensive and easy to find tools to give the clips/keepers a fighting chance upon removing. Door panel puller, dental pick set, mini flat crowbar (about 3" long) and hog ring pliers. Any auto parts store has them. Patience along with trial & error and you'll get the hang of it.

And you can find most of the clips/keepers you break at majestic honda.
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Re: SH at 275K mi/ Red Top time

Thanks for the reply and encouragement.
First a quick question. Will a "pickle fork" work on the ball joints, or am I better off with the Honda "special tool"?
ATTS worked (usually) until about 3K ago.
Love the car so leaning (60/40) to the rebuild. Have a machine shop that can do the prep. Been through my Suzuki 1000s many times (was in a race car), so I'm familiar with the bearing fitting system. Have a bit of time to ponder while I get the old motor out.
I meant connectors- not clips- still hard to get to. Only failed on one, and it won't be reused. The rest have yielded to Anglo Saxonisms and patience.

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Re: SH at 275K mi/ Red Top time

Anglosaxanisms... lmao.

The dental pick is your friend for connectors too.
Best to take them apart in cool weather. Less expanded when cool. Brittle when cold.

Don't know if the pickle fork works or not. I Pay my mechanic for that sorta stuff.
I's say moderator v6coupe would be able to shed light on your question and proper bearing arrangement know how for your engine.

Please explain the Suzuki 1k in a car. I'm intrigued.
Did you know some early Honda cars were chain driven? Yep, they were basically motor cycle drive train propelled.
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I remember my first thread, asking what a noise was when I got going 110mph.
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Re: SH at 275K mi/ Red Top time

Never thought of a pick. I've got two. Next connector I come across.

Here is a photo of the last version of my 2nd car. Short Track. 1275 lbs with me in it. Last motors had 168 & 170 SAE at rear wheels. 9 years, 7 with the 1K.

Still digesting the extra work front wheel drive brings…LOL.
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Re: SH at 275K mi/ Red Top time

^^^^Cooooool!

Bet it's fast.
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Pretty much got flamed for driving like a jackass and was told to slow down. And I'll be damned, slowing down fixed it.

God's Not Dead
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Re: SH at 275K mi/ Red Top time

Yeah, it was fun…obsessive, but fun.

When I quizzed the engine importer about needing to re-ring, he just laughed. Cars in Japan just don't get high mileage. 100K Klicks, and that's it. Guess I'll just put the USDM parts needed on, and be done with it.
That's work enough, I would say.
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