b16a turbo

Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by SoySauciAl, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. SoySauciAl

    SoySauciAl Guest

    new to the turbo scene and just picked up an integra with a b16a motor turbocharged. tell me everything i need/should know about it, go! :sadwavey:
     
  2. 1. what Gauges are you running?
    I always suggest EGT, WIDE-BAND 02, Boost, Oil pressure, Coolant Temp, Oil Temp.

    2. How much boost?
    If the motor is not built (bottom end) then i'd say go no more than 11psi. almost all dyno tuning shops will be able to tune for 11psi and still keep it safe. (I've tuned for 16psi on a stock-block and made great numbers, but i didnt trust the car on the street)

    3. What kind of tuning are you running?
    SAFC, VAFC, FMU, Standalone, Piggy-back?

    4. SPECS MAN!!!!!! SPECS....


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  3. ChemicalWhore

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  4. SoySauciAl

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    theres only two guages.. i think boost with pressure/vacuum.. and it reads 20.

    im new to turbo so i got no idea about the car.. the guy says its running low.. i think 4-6 psi.

    tuning?
     
  5. DeeRock

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    You probably should have figured all this out BEFORE you bought the car
     
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  7. SoySauciAl

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    impulse buy. 50k on motor and 10k on turbo with paperworks! its pretty quick.. i like it but never knew much about turbo.
     
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    saxman Burninating the peasants

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    you really need to find out what management it's running, what set up it has, etc... the previous owner should be able to answer those questions
     
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    where are you located? if youre in the tristate, i can help you/get you the help you need.
     
  10. SoySauciAl

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    heres what i got from the owner..

    b16a2 motor.. 50k
    93 gsr trans.. 60k
    TD05 14g turbo (aftermarket for a 1 gen eclipse) with 10k
    custom piping and manifold
    porche 944 intercooler
    HKS blow off valve
    MSD ignition system
    clutch master stage 1
    fuel pressure regulator with gauge
    matrix 9.5 sparkplug wire
    ngk spark plugs
    jdm type r ecu
    magnaflow exhaust
    autometer guage
    boost & air-fuel
    apex- vtec air fuel controller
     
  11. saxman

    saxman Burninating the peasants

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    get rid of the vafc ASAP. it's a major hinderance here, and with stuff like uberdata/crome available for that motor, there's absolutely no reason to run it. Sell the type r ecu and the vafc, and spent the money on a chipped p28 or p30 and get it tuned. Car will run better, last longer, and have WAY more potential.


    Personally, I'd also get rid of the msd set up, the fuel pressure regulator, the fancy pants sparkplug wires, and the a/f guage, and use the money towards bettering the set up. None of them are doing anything to help right now.

    You're also absolutely choking the motor with that turbo... it's a small turbo on a d15, much less a b16
     
  12. DeeRock

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    It's actually a 14b turbo.
     
  13. SoySauciAl

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    well, i dont want to spend anymore money on the car. im even thinking about taking the whole turbo setup out and just stick with the b16 if its that much of a problem.
     
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    why did you pay a premium for a aftermarket-turbocharged vehicle (already stupid enough) and now you're considering removing the turbo?
     
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    if you don't want to spend any more money on the car, then i'd say just drive the thing until it gives you trouble. don't fuck with it if you have no idea what you're doing...



    but... yeah... that turbo setup is garbage... i mean, i'm not trying to me mean or anything, but the whole car seems to be garbage... looks like someone threw a turbo on there just to say they had one...
     
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    It seems to be able to hold 22 psi on a 2.0L engine just fine.
     
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  18. SoySauciAl

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    who said i pay premium? :wiggle:
     
  19. SoySauciAl

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    i dont mind paying for tune ups and maintenance because i want the car running for a while.. i just dont want to dump much more money into it.

     
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    get a bigger turbo first. if you want a cheap and alternative upgrade to a 14b...try and find a Evo 3 Big 16g, and bolt that on. It will use the same manifold, and oil/water return lines.

    Go Crome, or go home.

    tune for a moderate, but safe daily driveable boost level. If you are running 10 psi, right now on a 14b... 10 psi on a 16g is a whole lot different. its all about CFM's.


    get rid of that autometer garbage. invest in a Defi gauge. autometers tend to read rediculously off, or not work at all. you don't want to be overboosting, and not knowing about it. a buddy of mine's autometer was 5 psi off.... :ohnoes:
     
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    Where are you located? Sell me the car and I'll fix it up right.
     
  22. SoySauciAl

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    all i really wanna know is... how reliable is that car and how can i keep it reliable?
     
  23. P07r0457

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    I gurantee you paid too much (premium). If you bought a turbocharged vehicle without knowing certain facts about that particular vehicle, and turbocharged vehicles in-general, then you have opened a can of worms.
     
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    well no one knows how reliable it is... No one has seen it and can vouch for the work. Now in normal form, that is a reliable car. However, we can pretty much guarantee that it's had the piss beat out of it! If the work isn't so great, and maintenance wasn't supurb, then reliability is going to falter.

    buying aftermarket turbocharged vehicle when you need a "reliable" daily driver FTMFL.
     

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