Nothing to add here, just made a short video showing how to separate a piston from a connecting rod. I didn’t know how to do this so I figured there must be more people out there that don’t know how to do it. Continue reading How to separate a piston from a connecting rod
Once I bought my smallport pistons I ran into problems finding rings for them.
After some research and looking around I managed to find the information that third generation Honda Prelude rings fit on the smallport pistons. Continue reading Honda Prelude piston rings fit 4AGE smallport pistons
I was comparing the 4age smallport and bigport piston a few hours ago and decided to make little video out of it. Watch the video to see all the key differences between these two pistons. Continue reading Smallport vs bigport piston differences
Had to do this anyway and decided to make little video out of it.
Watch the video for a easy, fast and cheap DIY method on how to measure your combustion chamber volume
If you want to know more about compression in general and compression in the 4AGE bigport click here. Continue reading How to measure your combustion chamber volume
I have officially become and engine nerd. There is no turning back now.
What is compression ratio?
Definition: Compression ratio is the ratio between the cylinder volume at its largest and at its smallest capacity. Continue reading What is compression ratio and how to calculate it?
Finally back! Was away for quite a bit trying to find the time to disassemble the long block.
Here’s a little video showing how take apart the engine block of the glorious little 4age 16v engine. Quite a lovely thing that engine. The more I learn about it, the more I love it. Continue reading How to: Disassemble the 4age 16v engine block
Once I removed the head it was time to disassemble the head and get it ready to be taken to the machine shop. Continue reading How to: Disassemble a 4A-GE 16v cylinder head
Now that I have removed the engine from the MR2, jobs like this are so much easier. Continue reading How to: Remove the cylinder head from a 4A-GE 16V
After a grueling 10 hour struggle and bucket loads of oil, coolant and grease residue in my hair and other parts of my body I managed to drop the engine (my chain hoist died mid-way and I had to juggle it down using two floor jacks – a nightmare!)
In order to fulfil my plan for my MR2 I had to start with a quite difficult and daunting task – Removing the engine from my MR2