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K SWAP Guide (part 4) The final Installment

K SWAP Guide (part 4) The final Installment

Welcome to the 5th and final installment of our K Swap Guide series, where we have taken Pats old rod knocking Euro R motor out of his car and replaced it with another DC5 K20 (best engine). We have covered: The reason why he blew the old engine. Removing the old engine. Cutting/fitting RBC intake manifold, K-tuned throttle body adapter, and EP3 adjustable pulley. Installing spoon baffled oil pan, 4 piston oil pump, hybrid racing timing chain tensioner, Toda racing…

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K SWAP GUIDE (PART THR33) ACT clutch/flywheel, SPEEDFACTORY Detent springs, and Drag spec Shifter Spring kit

K SWAP GUIDE (PART THR33) ACT clutch/flywheel, SPEEDFACTORY Detent springs, and Drag spec Shifter Spring kit

Thanks for following our K swap guide series, as we highlight the most often left out details or unanswered questions about installing a K swap. This marks our fourth installment of the series, with the first one just being a prologue and backstory to why we are installing another K20 on Pats car. Below are links to the previous posts: http://functiontheory.com/2019/08/k-swap-guide-the-prologue/ http://functiontheory.com/2019/09/k-swap-guide-part-one-rbc-rrc-manifold-throttle-body-tech-ep3-adjustable-pulley/ http://functiontheory.com/2019/10/k-swap-guide-part-2-how-to-install-4-piston-racing-hybrid-racing-circuit-hero-toda-and-spoon-sports/ Now keep in mind all of these posts aren’t meant to deter or scare you away from…

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K SWAP GUIDE (THE PROLOGUE)

K SWAP GUIDE (THE PROLOGUE)

About 2 years ago Patrick and I were at our local track (Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch) in Pahrump NV.  I was having a great day driving at my peak, while Pat was trying to work through some minor issues. Once he had worked all the kinks out he managed to get a few laps in before catastrophe struck! He pulled off the track into our pit and as he pulled close you could hear the unmistakable sound of rod knock….

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F20/H22 complete cooling system upgrade civic chassis specific (nate’s car)

F20/H22 complete cooling system upgrade civic chassis specific (nate’s car)

About a year ago Nate bought his 92 F20B swapped civic SI, and since then we have been slowly fixing up what the previous owners had done poorly. Ever since he bought the car there has been small pin hole leak in the radiator. It was nothing to worry about, just would drip a couple of drops out while driving splashing coolant drops on various parts under the hood. As many of you should know, the cooling system is a…

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PSA about hardrace super tie rods/DIY string alignment

PSA about hardrace super tie rods/DIY string alignment

In the quest for faster lap times we always assume that race car stuff is the best and that is what we should upgrade to. Aero, anti-bump-steer, BBK, expensive suspension, spherical this and heim that. It’s easy for us to look at other people’s builds, guys who are fast, or crazy time attack cars, and try to mimic what they are doing because we assume if they are “fast” or have a “big” following they know how to build a…

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10k words about brakes! everything you need to know about every part of your brake system.

10k words about brakes! everything you need to know about every part of your brake system.

I wanted to dive into the world of brakes, and share some of the experiences I’ve encountered over the years. As many of you know the internet can be a very helpful place, but it can also be full of misinformation, subjective opinions, and flat-out incorrect answer’s. With this blog post I want to try to help clarify any misinformation and just help you understand how every aspect of you braking system plays a key role in how the whole…

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Comparing the differences

Comparing the differences

In this post I’m going to be covering the obvious, and maybe not so obvious differences between my two Civics. The timelines of the builds, what I have learned, the pros and cons of each car, and if it’s possible to “overbuild” you car. Lets first start off with some obvious differences… Ones a four door (EK) and ones a hatchback (EG), one having a K20 the other a D16. As most of you should know (if you’ve been keeping…

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Whats Up with ERIC’s Car?! plus k20 how to install.

Whats Up with ERIC’s Car?! plus k20 how to install.

If you read the last blog post about my brother’s (Eric) car, you’ll know he was half way back to D.C. from Oklahoma when his transmission decided to give up the ghost. You can read all about it here>>>>> http://functiontheory.com/2018/11/erics-car-we-can-rebuild-we-have-the-technology/ So hopefully you’re all caught up to date or, none of this going forward will make much sense. As most people with K20’s know things aren’t cheap, and having your transmission rebuilt is one of them. Since both Eric’s car…

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Tein Flex Z review/install

Tein Flex Z review/install

So let’s start off with the “must haves” of my purchase… It had to be below 1000 bucks, not too aggressive since it was going on my daily, be readily accessible, from a company with a good reputation, no pillow ball top hats, and no crazy spring rates. Now that you know the criteria of my purchase I don’t want to get comments about you should have bought this, or that, blah blah blah. Three weeks ago I started to…

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You have what engine in there?!

You have what engine in there?!

When I first met Nate I’m sure neither of us knew what good friends we would become. It all started 5 years ago or so with motorcycles and some mutual friends that brought us together, you see 5 years ago I had just inherited a Yamaha FZ09 from my brother and I was new to motorcycling. Some longtime friends of mine had mentioned that there was a guy they knew that had just gotten a bike too, and that I should ride with him….

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