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Old 14-Aug-2006, 02:57 PM
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b20z headgasket

I have been told by a reliable source to get a b18b stock headgasket...BUT then my mechanic told me to get a cometic...Both stated to get a arp headbolts. Now, which headgasket do i get and do i get a high compression
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Old 14-Aug-2006, 03:01 PM
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get a b20z OEM headgasket with arp headstuds.
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Old 14-Aug-2006, 03:40 PM
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perfect......now for my scond question...will my stage 2 cam fit...i was told to sell my stage 2 cam and get a factory b16 one... is there a way i can make my stage 2 cam fit without shaving the pistons
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Old 14-Aug-2006, 03:41 PM
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always match the headgasket to the block. btw whats your setup?
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Old 14-Aug-2006, 03:45 PM
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question is...im doing a b20 vtec...b20z block...and a b16 head with omni valve springs and retainers.. NOW, i have a stage 2 cam. I was told by defcon racing that it wont fit..ITS TOO BIG..he has a buddy club spec 3 and its perfect. A skunk 2 stage 2 is way too big and the pistons will hit everything. NOW i just bought this cam, he said i would have to shave the pistons down a bit. HE is assuming, he hasnt seen my build. ANyone have any experience...
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Old 14-Aug-2006, 03:46 PM
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Or should i just throw on a type r
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Old 14-Aug-2006, 03:48 PM
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im assuming hes referring to your valve to piston clearances? are you running aftermarket pistons?
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Old 14-Aug-2006, 03:50 PM
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nope factory
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Old 14-Aug-2006, 03:54 PM
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Tell the guy to notch bigger valve releifs in your stock pistions, if that guy says the cams still wont fit, than bring your car somewhere else.
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Old 14-Aug-2006, 03:54 PM
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there the problem then. if your gonna run a stage 2 cam. it will work alot better with an aftermarket forged, high compression piston. and you can buy them to account for valve to piston clearance. i know when guys are doing the k24/k20 hybrids with accord and element blocks, custom pistons are needed for the same reason. crv and tsx are different story. but sorry to get off track
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Old 14-Aug-2006, 03:58 PM
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notc bigger valve reliefs in my pistons eh....i havent heard of this before...i hope he can do this with a dremal
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Old 14-Aug-2006, 03:59 PM
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and the pistons dont need to be removed..and can he do it accuratly or dremel is good enough..also, is it safe and how epneive is it to do
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Old 14-Aug-2006, 04:00 PM
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do u guys seggest buying a golden eagle vtec kit...Or use factory dowels....Also, i ordered gsr arp head studs...just rite now..i passed on the cometic head gasket and im going to honda to order a factory b20 head gasket...I was told to order a b18b heaggasket from acura
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Old 14-Aug-2006, 04:01 PM
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and yes im ordering a gsr timing belt
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Old 14-Aug-2006, 04:31 PM
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prolem..went to jrp and they said that no factory headgasket has a 84mm and i need not go with factory..i should get cometic...so i caved..dam those high compreession teases
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Old 14-Aug-2006, 04:45 PM
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what the ****? no factory HG are made for 2.0L??

go to honda
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Old 14-Aug-2006, 04:51 PM
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i smell sales tactics
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Old 14-Aug-2006, 05:11 PM
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i already bought it..they said no headgasket has a factory 84mm bore casue im putting a b16 head
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Old 14-Aug-2006, 05:11 PM
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no biggie...it was 40 dollars chaper got it for 95 and apparently is made out of metal
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Old 14-Aug-2006, 05:12 PM
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and its higher compression..should be good for a little more hp 2-5 wheel hp
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