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Around 4 months ago I tried a walbor fuel pump. Almost bought a new sending unit after trying to beat it into the casing for 45 minutes. DW300c is working so far for total of 2 hours driving (not long). I can say fuel pressure holds well with one supplied o-ring after shut off. I figure it's easier to keep a spare DW on hand then deal with trying to press fit the pump. Maybe I got a bad walbro though, take this info as you may.

Stock pump is green cap, I'd take measurements if my micrometer had a good battery, hopefully you can see the o.d. difference in the picture.
 

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My power goal is 280 wheel. I've talked with others on stock motors pushing 15lbs of boost after talking with tuners and many other owners they say this will be easily be done.

As for fuel pump I went with an Aeromotive Stealth 11540. It was a tight fit and almost didn't clear..kinda like everything on this build so far.

Now I've ran into another problem my AC Compressor is in the way of the downpipe.

Solution I'm having the the A/C compressor removed and installing a 2006 Civic DX Serpentine belt (I guess A/C was still an option in 2006 thank god Honda). I will no longer have A/C on this car.

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Your build is looking great!!

You're gonna be 15 WHP more than me with CTE kit on K24! lolol...
 

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LOL!!^

I'm pretty hyped the A/C has been removed now my car is finally getting wrapped up. I haven't driven it since 1/11/19 lol. I never knew I would miss my car so much.

I believe removing the A/C compressor and Condenser will be a 35-40lb weight loss! My car already felt super lite (half stripped out interior no rear bench) I'm guessing it will be sub 2500lbs now!
 

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You know, OP... FB is roasting people for wanting to turbo R18's. TBO though, it's no different to me than buying the 16 model with a turbo. Smaller power plant that can handle great numbers with stock internals; sounds like a win-win.

Now someone just needs to offer a turbo kit that is straight forward and bolt-on.

I like the idea of lower weight too. I've deleted rear head-rests, rear seatbelts and accessories, and have RPF1's. Next will be 2-piece rotors.
 

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TBH I was thinking about buying a new car but I paid this one off already it's been really nice having no payments. Also looking into the specs of a 2016 coupe its around 2,770lbs and only makes 18 more hp than my R18 after going with flash pro and tune I never dyno'd it but I was beating Stock Si sedans by about a car (maybe they just needed a driver mod idk). That's when I knew this engine really had some potential so I guess you can say the FB roasters never even tried a basic modded R18 Manual Coupe, and couldn't even give a two sided opinion...so they roast peoples dreams of building a fast car right away!

Also I have plans of building a backup motor this summer (I can pick up a complete engine for about $450 lol) I have my eyes on a complete engine build Rods, Pistons, Dual Valve springs and TI retainers for the stupid low cost of about $1,600. That even includes all the little things that go along with every fully built motor. Also there is so much support for modding these Honda's I could get a CNC block guard fabricated for only $500 bucks.

Just expect much more to come once I get this turbo build rolling :)
 

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TBH I was thinking about buying a new car but I paid this one off already it's been really nice having no payments. Also looking into the specs of a 2016 coupe its around 2,770lbs and only makes 18 more hp than my R18 after going with flash pro and tune I never dyno'd it but I was beating Stock Si sedans by about a car (maybe they just needed a driver mod idk). That's when I knew this engine really had some potential so I guess you can say the FB roasters never even tried a basic modded R18 Manual Coupe, and couldn't even give a two sided opinion...so they roast peoples dreams of building a fast car right away!

Also I have plans of building a backup motor this summer (I can pick up a complete engine for about $450 lol) I have my eyes on a complete engine build Rods, Pistons, Dual Valve springs and TI retainers for the stupid low cost of about $1,600. That even includes all the little things that go along with every fully built motor. Also there is so much support for modding these Honda's I could get a CNC block guard fabricated for only $500 bucks.

Just expect much more to come once I get this turbo build rolling :)
Built engine isn't a bad idea. Push the limits a little more and the piece of mind is nice. Nice to see someone with the R series that actually wants to make power instead of slapping on an intake and exhaust. Don't know how you'll live without a/c. I did that for like 5 years and it was terrible....then again i'm a fat guy in Texas.
 

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So the idea of this car blowing up on me is ever growing. I will buy a street bike probably a drz400sm I had one before and it was a blast, and I lived in the Valley at the time so 110F doesn't even really bother me. If I get in my car and say F this i will take out the street bike lol.
 

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It's always a risk you run when doing this kind of work. Nice to have another set of wheels to get around with.
 

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Total for parts 3,567 that's even with $950 I spent on flashpro and VitTuned etuning.

Labor will be around $2,150 all fab work for down pipe and clutch install.

Final cost $5,167 on turbo build.

Price of 2012 Civic 12,999

Honda that will actually have torque PRICELESS!

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eBay built FTW!
 

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So I really thought I could install this kit myself and save the Labor cost for a engine build, but all the fab-work that goes along with an eBay kit is insane so I left it to the experts and bit the cost. My advice for any of you R18 turbo guys with dreams of a custom turbo kit make sure you know a good installer before hand. It took me over 12 shops but I finally found a die hard Honda guy willing to work with me.
 

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So I really thought I could install this kit myself and save the Labor cost for a engine build, but all the fab-work that goes along with an eBay kit is insane so I left it to the experts and bit the cost. My advice for any of you R18 turbo guys with dreams of a custom turbo kit make sure you know a good installer before hand. It took me over 12 shops but I finally found a die hard Honda guy willing to work with me.
The fact that it was such an arduous journey and was still around 5gs is pretty impressive. We've all heard of people going from shop to shop, dumping money, and having nothing to show for it.
 

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The fact that it was such an arduous journey and was still around 5gs is pretty impressive. We've all heard of people going from shop to shop, dumping money, and having nothing to show for it.
Yeah I had quotes all over the place 10k, 12k, get lost, 7k, 4k it went on and on lol
 

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Full race spherical bushings inserts front (for wheel hop), 1st-4th hardened gear set, Synchrotech synchros, Wavetrac LSD, Return style fuel system, Built Motor, Turn up the boost, and Run 11s?

My buddy's SRT-8 Jeep with Ported Heads, Cam, Intake, Headers, Cat-less 4inch exhaust only ran 13.4. By no means was it a sleeper every one knew it could get down.

So even a 12 second street car is enough kick in the pants for me, and the fact that very few Civic's even have the street cred of being a low high 11 or low 12 second car is enough for me.
 
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