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Old 03-29-2009, 10:20 PM
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just got a 5th gen and ben driving it around pretty hard. its running extremely rich. my mods are AEM intake, dc sport header, and some crappy aftermarket exhaust. they were on the car when i bought it. question is "why am i running rich and how do i correct it?"
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Re: running rich

Why do you think your running rich is a better question ... ???? Do you have a wideband?

If its cuz you see smoke coming out of your tailpipe then its burnt oil. Welcome to the world of H22's.
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Re: running rich

^^ x2 i think it happens with most h22's, it does with mine anyways but better rich than lean!
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yeah ive been seeing some smoke. so i guess its burnt oil. should i be worried? i was going to rebuild the motor later, but should i just go ahead and do it?
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well after i did some more research it seems that this happens quite often with the H series. i think i might just take apart the head and do some upgrades there and see if it stops. if it does, then awesome. if it doesnt, then the bottom end is getting some 8.8's and im buying a gt35r. lol i had a gt28 on my old turbo d16 build... it was nice at about 15psi. =)
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well after i did some more research it seems that this happens quite often with the H series. i think i might just take apart the head and do some upgrades there and see if it stops. if it does, then awesome. if it doesnt, then the bottom end is getting some 8.8's and im buying a gt35r. lol i had a gt28 on my old turbo d16 build... it was nice at about 15psi. =)
Upgrading and rebuilding the head isn't the problem. Its the weak piston rings and ring lands in H22's. And you should probably put some research into building a motor for boost. Some guy said that he recommends 8.8 comp pistons like he recommends a bullet to the head.

Here check these links out.

This is the one the guy said about 8.8 pistons... Its a thread for building a boosted motor and having it last.
http://www.honda-tech.com/showthread.php?t=783372

And you should probably read all this
http://www.honda-tech.com/showthread.php?t=1024174
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wow the h series is completely different than the old d series or b series. thanks alot man i appreciate it.
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Upgrading and rebuilding the head isn't the problem. Its the weak piston rings and ring lands in H22's.
DING DING DING we have a winner also taking the beater tube from the vc to the intake off helps to. Mine did the same thing and this is how i "fixed" i say that b/c i only had it for 3 months b/c it was wrecked. I had code pn0420 cat clogged and some other code for bad 02 Senior. I didn't want to fork over the money for the cat and o2 just to have it mess up again. I filled up with shell v-power cleared the code and staved out of vtec till i had a 1/2 tank of gas then i but 1/3 of a can of Sea foamed in the tank. Drove it till 1/4 then put the rest of the sea foam in the the oil gas and down the TB. Ran it for about 20 mints after all that I changed the oil with a thicker wight and but in a can of engine restore. I took off the cat and sprayed some carb cleaner to clean it out and some electrical connection cleaner on the o2. Put it all back on and stayed out of vtec again for a week and then for the rest of the 2-3 months i had the lude i never had a single code or problem till i hit a deer.
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Yeah this is a "normal" thing for H22's. Check your oil level often b/c ur prob just burning oil.

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ive been paying a little closer attention to when i see the smoke. its really dark and only when i start it up over night when i go through first gear. i guess when i was racing the other night some of my buddys said i was unloading while racing. i ws just scared that it was blue smoke. but its really dark black/grey smoke. my brother put some gum out through his f150 a few times here throughout the past couple months and says hes running like a brand new car. do you all think this would help or shoulkd i try the seafoam. i was really wanting to turbo the car over the summer and then build the motor over the winter. but i dont feel safe about turboing it until i get the smoking under control or you guys tell me it would be ok. am i at risk of blowing it up with the symptoms im having?


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