Honda Prelude Forum
 
Go Back   Honda Prelude Forum > Tech-Talk > 5th Gen Honda Prelude

Thread Title
need to ask before I proceed to drill my ports

 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-18-2014, 05:01 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Los Angles
Posts: 298
iTrader: (0)
99preludeowner has a reputation beyond repute99preludeowner has a reputation beyond repute99preludeowner has a reputation beyond repute99preludeowner has a reputation beyond repute99preludeowner has a reputation beyond repute99preludeowner has a reputation beyond repute99preludeowner has a reputation beyond repute99preludeowner has a reputation beyond repute99preludeowner has a reputation beyond repute99preludeowner has a reputation beyond repute99preludeowner has a reputation beyond repute
need to ask before I proceed to drill my ports

I'm going to clean the ports of my egr because I have the engine light on and my smog test is coming up

I just want to ask first if it safe to drill it through plugs? i'm worried that the metal pieces that may go inside the engine and damaged it
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-18-2014, 11:17 AM
ProjectPrelude95's Avatar
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Central Jersey
Posts: 2,416
iTrader: (12)
ProjectPrelude95 has a reputation beyond reputeProjectPrelude95 has a reputation beyond reputeProjectPrelude95 has a reputation beyond reputeProjectPrelude95 has a reputation beyond reputeProjectPrelude95 has a reputation beyond reputeProjectPrelude95 has a reputation beyond reputeProjectPrelude95 has a reputation beyond reputeProjectPrelude95 has a reputation beyond reputeProjectPrelude95 has a reputation beyond reputeProjectPrelude95 has a reputation beyond reputeProjectPrelude95 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: need to ask before I proceed to drill my ports

Clean it periodically with a blow gun, and keep a magnet or 2 right next to the port you are drilling out. Once it is drilled out get a telescoping magnet that will fit in there to grab any remaining metal. Just clean it like that before starting your engine
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-18-2014, 11:23 AM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 104
iTrader: (0)
blacklud has much to be proud ofblacklud has much to be proud ofblacklud has much to be proud ofblacklud has much to be proud ofblacklud has much to be proud ofblacklud has much to be proud ofblacklud has much to be proud ofblacklud has much to be proud ofblacklud has much to be proud of
Re: need to ask before I proceed to drill my ports

Quote:
Originally Posted by 99preludeowner View Post
I'm going to clean the ports of my egr because I have the engine light on and my smog test is coming up

I just want to ask first if it safe to drill it through plugs? i'm worried that the metal pieces that may go inside the engine and damaged it
place some vaseline on the bit.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 01-18-2014, 04:24 PM
Cthulhuy's Avatar
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 309
iTrader: (1)
Cthulhuy has a spectacular aura aboutCthulhuy has a spectacular aura about
Send a message via Skype™ to Cthulhuy
Re: need to ask before I proceed to drill my ports

I cleaned and re-ported my EGR ports just for fun one day. The best safe method I found was to drill and tap the plug while the IM was still bolted up. I then removed the IM and removed the plugs from there. I also took the time to clean the gunk that was inside the entire IM itself. I'm glad I did because there was so much build up not just in the EGR ports, but in the runners as well. You will need another IM gasket, cause mine was caked on.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 01-18-2014, 07:27 PM
RandallSharp's Avatar
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,172
iTrader: (3)
RandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond repute
Re: need to ask before I proceed to drill my ports

Quote:
Originally Posted by ProjectPrelude95 View Post
Clean it periodically with a blow gun, and keep a magnet or 2 right next to the port you are drilling out. Once it is drilled out get a telescoping magnet that will fit in there to grab any remaining metal. Just clean it like that before starting your engine
Aren't the ports he's drilling part of the intake manifold cast? If so, that's aluminum and a magnet won't pick up bits of metal at all.

Aluminum is non-ferrous.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 01-18-2014, 08:47 PM
bykfixer's Avatar
Supreme Member
Photobucket
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: could you repeat the question?
Posts: 11,121
iTrader: (4)
bykfixer has a reputation beyond reputebykfixer has a reputation beyond reputebykfixer has a reputation beyond reputebykfixer has a reputation beyond reputebykfixer has a reputation beyond reputebykfixer has a reputation beyond reputebykfixer has a reputation beyond reputebykfixer has a reputation beyond reputebykfixer has a reputation beyond reputebykfixer has a reputation beyond reputebykfixer has a reputation beyond repute
Re: need to ask before I proceed to drill my ports

Small vac hose nearby.

Let's see.. there's a thread...
Brb...

ENG: Cleaning EGR Valve/Ports video
__________________


Quote:
Originally Posted by ogsmakdade View Post
welcome to site Carl
...is a golden car fax kinda like a golden ticket? Sure hope willy wonka didn't put any snozberries in your motor.
Quote:
Originally Posted by elspectro29 View Post
Only seen the first one, 15 years ago in theaters. Plan on keeping it that way. Get off my lawn.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lindso View Post
I remember my first thread, asking what a noise was when I got going 110mph.
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
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 01-18-2014, 10:23 PM
ProjectPrelude95's Avatar
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Central Jersey
Posts: 2,416
iTrader: (12)
ProjectPrelude95 has a reputation beyond reputeProjectPrelude95 has a reputation beyond reputeProjectPrelude95 has a reputation beyond reputeProjectPrelude95 has a reputation beyond reputeProjectPrelude95 has a reputation beyond reputeProjectPrelude95 has a reputation beyond reputeProjectPrelude95 has a reputation beyond reputeProjectPrelude95 has a reputation beyond reputeProjectPrelude95 has a reputation beyond reputeProjectPrelude95 has a reputation beyond reputeProjectPrelude95 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: need to ask before I proceed to drill my ports

The ports that I have done have been stainless steel which is magnetic. The intake manifold is aluminum and non magnetic.
The reason why stainless steel ports are used is because carbon doesn't stick to it....

I have not done ports on an h motor, so not sure
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 01-18-2014, 10:27 PM
RandallSharp's Avatar
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,172
iTrader: (3)
RandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond repute
Re: need to ask before I proceed to drill my ports

Quote:
Originally Posted by ProjectPrelude95 View Post
The ports that I have done have been stainless steel which is magnetic. The intake manifold is aluminum and non magnetic.
The reason why stainless steel ports are used is because carbon doesn't stick to it....

I have not done ports on an h motor, so not sure
I've not done them either, I just thought the little caps were aluminum on mine.

Also, good stainless isn't magnetic. It's pretty neat actually!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 01-18-2014, 11:11 PM
Noober's Avatar
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Metairie, LA
Posts: 451
iTrader: (1)
Noober has a reputation beyond reputeNoober has a reputation beyond reputeNoober has a reputation beyond reputeNoober has a reputation beyond reputeNoober has a reputation beyond reputeNoober has a reputation beyond reputeNoober has a reputation beyond reputeNoober has a reputation beyond reputeNoober has a reputation beyond reputeNoober has a reputation beyond reputeNoober has a reputation beyond repute
Re: need to ask before I proceed to drill my ports

Use a shop vac and just suck the shards through the port holes.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 01-19-2014, 01:07 PM
ProjectPrelude95's Avatar
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Central Jersey
Posts: 2,416
iTrader: (12)
ProjectPrelude95 has a reputation beyond reputeProjectPrelude95 has a reputation beyond reputeProjectPrelude95 has a reputation beyond reputeProjectPrelude95 has a reputation beyond reputeProjectPrelude95 has a reputation beyond reputeProjectPrelude95 has a reputation beyond reputeProjectPrelude95 has a reputation beyond reputeProjectPrelude95 has a reputation beyond reputeProjectPrelude95 has a reputation beyond reputeProjectPrelude95 has a reputation beyond reputeProjectPrelude95 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: need to ask before I proceed to drill my ports

It doesn't matter of a good stainless steal or not.... It matters how much iron is in the ss
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 01-19-2014, 01:38 PM
RandallSharp's Avatar
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,172
iTrader: (3)
RandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond repute
Re: need to ask before I proceed to drill my ports

Quote:
Originally Posted by ProjectPrelude95 View Post
It doesn't matter of a good stainless steal or not.... It matters how much iron is in the ss
I know, but good stainless (the 300 series) isn't magnetic. It's what I use at work. Cheaper stainless (400 series) can be magnetic and isn't nearly as corrosion resistant.

I wasn't trying to pick a fight or anything, honestly. Just little bits of information! You're right as well!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 01-19-2014, 07:20 PM
ProjectPrelude95's Avatar
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Central Jersey
Posts: 2,416
iTrader: (12)
ProjectPrelude95 has a reputation beyond reputeProjectPrelude95 has a reputation beyond reputeProjectPrelude95 has a reputation beyond reputeProjectPrelude95 has a reputation beyond reputeProjectPrelude95 has a reputation beyond reputeProjectPrelude95 has a reputation beyond reputeProjectPrelude95 has a reputation beyond reputeProjectPrelude95 has a reputation beyond reputeProjectPrelude95 has a reputation beyond reputeProjectPrelude95 has a reputation beyond reputeProjectPrelude95 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: need to ask before I proceed to drill my ports

Yea I wasn't trying to pick a fight either lol. We are both right, but as far as our ports go, I am unsure of the metal used. Never did ports on h series motor before. So if you know otherwise than my technique is not valid for our motors
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 01-29-2014, 11:46 AM
Not So New
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 31
iTrader: (0)
enick709 is on a distinguished road
Re: need to ask before I proceed to drill my ports

I'm about to clean my ports also. Last night I pulled the egr valve out and cleaned that and put a new gasket on but I had a problem with the fuel rail. I watched a video on it and the guy had the fuel rail up and out of the way but I couldn't find what to loosen to do that. Can anyone guide me through that? I need to get my CEL gone in 2 days before my registration expires.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
egr ports cajunoutkast 5th Gen Honda Prelude 0 02-17-2010 01:39 AM
P0420 - How to proceed? cylord 5th Gen Honda Prelude 14 01-29-2010 10:16 PM
cleaning ports?? koll48 5th Gen Honda Prelude 0 08-25-2009 11:49 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:54 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


Copyright © 2006-2009 PreludeZone.com All Rights Reserved.