View Full Version : 2000 Civic Si Coupe Rebuild

12-25-2009, 09:23 PM
Well not sure if you all remember me but I finally got around to tearing apart the coupe's engine were not too far into the process at the moment due to my friend and I's schedule for military work is a bit different on times. But I will be posting pics an up dates on the build for you all, figure be something fun to do. But would like to get peoples input for the motor stuff and what not/









Last pic is of my mexican friend! He calls himself Mexidrunk! But I knew I RAN OVER SOMETHING!!! SHEESH!

12-26-2009, 09:43 AM
good start. I know how it is to work around a military schedule.! did it for like ten years. anyway, what are your plans. Turbo?N/a? I have a 00 si coupe built for boost. Non-Vtec Ls motor. Rods, rings, bearings that kinda stuff. I wanted to go Ls/ Vtec but no money. G.L. and thanks for serving our country and keeepin it safe for us and our kids! Semper Fi mack and happy new year!

12-26-2009, 11:07 AM
nice to see another Si.. Just bought one myself!

12-26-2009, 01:05 PM
ya im curious as to what your up to also

12-26-2009, 06:31 PM
The plans I have for it is keep it N/A. Later on I will be buying a different engine for a swap. I do want to add some better internal for this motor so it can withstand a tad bit more abuse. The 1.6 DOHC is a great motor for autocross too, specially for high RPM tolerance. So I figure I keep it and buy a swap later and then turbo it. Dont want to go crazy on the internal but get some good respectable parts for it.

12-26-2009, 06:39 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1999-2000-HONDA-CIVIC-2DR-EX-SI-FRONT-BUMPER-LIP-TYPE-R_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem439aefc808QQitemZ2903 62214408QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccess ories

would this be the exact same Si Front lip just by an after market company????

States its a Type R Front lip Style bumper that just means its the Type R for Japan?

12-26-2009, 08:07 PM
It means that its the Type-R style, not necessarily the real deal. It could be made by anyone and from anywhere. But still nice though, and the seller has 98 percent positive feed back, thats a real good thing.

got traction
12-26-2009, 10:19 PM
whats you AFSC?

12-26-2009, 10:26 PM
I work on F-15 Fuel Systems here in Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Not the guy who fills the jets....

12-27-2009, 10:43 AM
nice man. the tech side of the house. I worked at second maint Bn. on Camp lejeunne, N.C. running the diesel fuel pump cal. shop. and the dyno shop for the M1A1 Abrahms tanks. Just a pint size twin turbine power pack. Good stuff with the Swap then turbo. so much esier with the motor out of the car. Are you gonna keep a Stock body look or are you gonna mod it at all?

12-27-2009, 11:12 AM
what compression ratio u shooting for?

12-27-2009, 03:17 PM
those specific details havent been thought yet. For right now going to see what parts I be interested in replaing. Its staying N/A. Might get better pistons for it maybe. Really not sure.

12-30-2009, 01:34 AM
Here is the update for the motor! Pistons loolk a bit .....welll you make the opinion! :( :(










12-30-2009, 01:36 AM
Cylinder 4 was completely BONE DRY on top and the rest were soaked with Oil and Coolant!! WOOO!!!

12-30-2009, 01:45 AM
I do need some advice on what would be a good way to go for this motor. The cylinder walls dont even looked messed up and are butter smooth......and figure Im going to get a different motor later on, would it be worth just to buy a new set of Pistons same size instead of boring it out to save the block from being stripped thinner on cylinder wall wise? From what I can see..the engine just had a major malfunction, but cylinder one's piston was loose...so I might have a rod issue.

got traction
12-30-2009, 01:55 AM
pistons look decent...looks like someone already had the head off and used RTV on the headgasket. if the piston was loose it could be that the cylinder is out of shape....if you are putting new pistons in i suggest getting it honed and checked for roundness

12-30-2009, 10:20 AM
moved this to the project/build section :thumbs up

Road Pirate
12-30-2009, 11:35 AM
Keep in mind, when your taking the engine head off, there is still oil and coolant within the block/head, and once you separate the head from teh block, coolant and oil can drip onto the top of the pistons, etc.

And the pistons do look pretty good. Much better than mine when I first took mine apart for sure.

12-31-2009, 07:08 AM
Well I got the block looked at and there double checking there work, but they warned me that they think they found a crack on the BOTTOM of the block BUT its on the inside outside of the cylinder wall.

12-31-2009, 10:23 AM
its on the inside outside cylinder wall? wtf does that even mean :lol:

12-31-2009, 12:20 PM
my bad with the typing I was a bit liquored but they found a definite crack on the cycliner wall thats big enough to catch your big toes NAIL! so Im pretty sure that means DEAD block.

12-31-2009, 12:25 PM
yeah the block is trash. sounds like time for a b20 or b18 swap :thumbs up

12-31-2009, 04:25 PM