2000 Acura Integra GSR Engine Rebuild

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About the car

Initial Request

Recommendation

Enhancements Performed

What we learned from this

Outcome

Photos

 


About the car:

  • Year - 2000
  • Make - Acura
  • Model - Integra
  • SubModel - GSR
  • Engine - 1.8 Liter 4 Cylinder

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Initial Request - Car had little to no power. A compression test revealed that cylinder #2 had no compression and the other cylinders were erratic with pressure readings.

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Recommendation - Customer had the option to procure a used motor to replace this one or rebuild it. Customer opted to have us rebuild the motor and perform some small enhancements to the engine that would not be noticeable to anyone who opened the hood.

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Enhancements Performed:

  • 2000 Acura Integra Type R Camshafts
  • JDM 4 to 1 Exhaust Manifold
  • Port Stock Intake Manifold
  • Cylinder head pressure checked. Replace valves as needed and all guides and valve seals
  • AEM Cold Air Intake
  • Custom ECU
  • Hi Flow Catalytic Converter
  • Comptech 2 1/2 Inch Exhaust from Catalytic Converter to Muffler
  • Check Crankshaft for potential issues
  • Replace ALL crank and rod bearings with OEM parts
  • Full Gasket Set for Engine
  • ARP Head Bolts
  • New Timing Assembly & Water Pump
  • 9lb Flywheel
  • Performance Clutch

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What we learned from this - It requires someone with patience and time in order to rebuild an engine the right way. Careful planning before leads to a more seemless process.

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Outcome - Customer was extremely pleased with the performance of the car. This vehicle was stolen before it could make it to the tuner but there was an estimated 235hp to the flywheel.

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Photos:

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