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post of unmentionable car geekiness:


my engine's dead. it's been dead since december. which is okay with me, because i was planning on swapping anyway.

the milkcarton came stock with a d15b2 (we think it's a b2. it's a b something). for those of you not familiar with honda's engine naming scheme that's a d series 1.5 liter engine. it's a sohc with a whopping 92hp. although my car is light as fuck, 92 hp just isn't quite enough to make it up hills satisfactorily (although it is rather zippy on the interstate). i hate having to make my car drop a gear to just be able to crawl up a hill. it's fucking sad.

i've been bemoaning my car's total pussiness since i got it, but only dreamed of swapping because i'm poor as fuck. so, when my engine finally died, i was overjoyed. finally! the perfect excuse to upgrade.



i wanted to upgrade to a zc, which is a 1.6 liter direct bolt-in jdm engine. it has 130ish hp, dohc, with domed pistons (which i just think is neat). we called around last week and there was one in stock at the place we got shawn's engine. and called back today and they had sold it. :\

the swap has got to be done this weekend, we can't wait until that place has them back in stock next month.

so we call around and this other place says they have a zc for $50 more. and i put in to go up there and check it out. we get up there and it's not a zc, it's a d16a8. i'm pissed, because fuckers told me it was a zc.



we got home and looked it up and it turns out that the d16a8 is the edm version of the zc (it came out of the rover and the european crx). the only difference is the d16 has slightly less compression and it doesn't have the 4-2-1 header :\ (i really want the 4-2-1 header. i have no idea why)

buuuuut, it's $100 cheaper, and they don't have a real zc, and i need the shit by this weekend, so i have a feeling i'm about to be the proud owner of a d16a8.




which is actually kinda funny, because i'm looking into buying some edm corner/tail lights for my car, and making the bumper lights amber. the european wagons just looked so much fucking better. but all that comes after the engine. just having the milkcarton running will be enough to make alicia a happy girl.
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On February 17th, 2005 01:05 am (UTC), fuzzdecay replied:
well all kinds of things will fit, from 62hp to 180hp engines. all d and b series engines right up to current year are direct bolt in for my car.
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On February 17th, 2005 01:07 am (UTC), fuzzdecay replied:
er, nm, some need custom motor mounts. but they'll still fit without major change to the engine bay.
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On February 17th, 2005 02:59 am (UTC), fuzzdecay replied:
i sooooo wouldn't waste my money. it'd cost about $400, i'd rather spend the extra $250 and get the 130hp one :P
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On February 17th, 2005 01:39 am (UTC), aubieturtle commented:
Totally unrelated to the milk carton but I though you'd like it:



I could make a fortune if I did that everytime someone tries to sell me overpriced crap to raise money for their kid's soccer team, band, or other crap I don't care about.
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On February 17th, 2005 03:00 am (UTC), fuzzdecay replied:
heh, i saw that in childfree earlier today. just tell them to fuck off, seriously. i hate money grubbers.
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On February 17th, 2005 01:48 am (UTC), waymerich commented:
Sweet
I am trying to get some cash to trick out my beetle for the next film. I wanna make it look like a super beetle
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On February 17th, 2005 03:02 am (UTC), fuzzdecay replied:
old beetle > new beetle



i really really want an old beetle. or a karmann ghia. or an old porsche. *sigh* damn me being stuck with the milkcarton. :\
On February 17th, 2005 03:57 am (UTC), waymerich replied:
its a new beetle... I am trying to do it more for looks than engine I have a 2.0L tubo so i really don't need to mess eith the motor it just looks weak
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On February 17th, 2005 06:40 am (UTC), fuzzdecay replied:
lol yeah, that is an awfully girly looking car.
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On February 17th, 2005 03:03 am (UTC), fuzzdecay replied:
cute!
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On February 17th, 2005 03:08 am (UTC), equusk commented:
I understood the words "engine," "milkcarton," and "happy girl." But... judging from all that, I think congrats are in order... I suppose.

I think congratsy milkshakes and swings are in order!

Um... if my translation of all that was written above is correct.
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On February 17th, 2005 03:00 pm (UTC), fuzzdecay replied:
i'm not quite sure what's so confusing about that.
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— On February 17th, 2005 09:10 am (UTC), fire2furniture posted a reply · Expand
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On February 17th, 2005 02:45 pm (UTC), fuzzdecay replied:
oh i love them! i was going to buy one about 4 years ago, but i couldn't scrape up the $3k they wanted in time.

i'm soooo excited about putting this engine in and getting my old one out and seeing why it died. i'm going to be so greasy and disgusting this weekend.
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On February 17th, 2005 10:41 pm (UTC), ___ash commented:
are you a car geek or do you just really get into your wheely bug. no diss intended towards your ride. but if your upgrading why not get a diffrent ride that supports more hp with higher torque. if you upgrade the engine won't you need to upgrade the trany so it get can copensate for the increase in hp?
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On February 18th, 2005 05:31 am (UTC), fiduch commented:
yay for fixeded car!! :o)
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On February 19th, 2005 04:36 am (UTC), ovicidal commented:
i don't know anything about cars, but this should be fun...
http://www.comclub.org/lj/fsquiz.php
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