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Old 25 Nov 2009, 10:01 am
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Default Would a mitsubishi turbo fit on a civic v4 engine?

Do you think this Mitsubishi turbo

would fit on a 98 Civic v4 1.6L engine, the engine has about 427k on it and I'm selling my sub system for it. I've had no problems with this car but now it's a little bit older, the oil gasket has a small leak. Would this be worth it and what else would I need? easy 10 points, Thanks
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Old 25 Nov 2009, 10:16 am
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Honda Civics came with a inline 4 cylinder engine, not a v4. The "v" indicates the pistons are arranged in a V shape, the 4 cylinders of your motor are all inline, so you have an inline 4 cylinder.

That said, you drive an old econobox with nearly half a million miles on it and you want to just "throw" a turbo on it? Do you have a turbo exhaust manifold? Do you have a new exhaust to fit the turbocharger? Have you beefed up your motors bottom end to withstand the boost? Do you have engine management and a tuning company lined up to tune the engine? In fact, have you done any planning at all or are you just expecting to open the hood and throw the turbocharger in there and then slam the hood really quickly and "hope" it somehow arranged itself to do something?

You want to get more power out of your car? First of all, learn to work on them. Second, pull the engine and do a rebuild, a basic refresh of new gaskets and having the block honed with new pistons will get you pretty close back to the stock HP rating. Since you're rebuilding it, get some stronger internal parts for the bottom rotating assembly so you will be ready to turbocharge the car in the future if you so choose. Once that's done start with more basic mods, cold air intakes and exhausts (NOT those bolt on fart cans, a proper cat-back exhaust AT LEAST). Then start looking into things like new cams, port+polish the heads, etc. THEN start talking about forced induction.

Turbocharging a bone stock (and high mileage car) is like painting a leaky boat a new color, it'll sound good but it doesn't change the fact your boat is sinking.
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