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Old 11-11-2012, 07:44 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by IWantHX View Post
Well the d16z6 in my car has a lot of miles and I was wanting to rebuild the engine regardless, just trying to see if a little increase in compression could help with fuel economy while cruising. I guess Ill just rebuild it at around 10-10.5:1 (compared to the stock 9-9.5:1) and just see
How do you know the engine needs a rebuild? As others have pointed out, specific tests must be performed to determine a rebuild is necessary. How many miles are on the motor? I've had a Subaru 2.2L go nearly a quarter million miles, and it was still running fine when it was rear-ended and totaled.

I applaud your "build it and see for myself" attitude, but unless you have plenty of money to burn I would find out more before jumping into the project. That said, please report your findings here if you do end up doing the rebuild. Your results whether positive or negative are valuable information to share with everyone.
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