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Old 12-19-2012, 02:16 AM   #1
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Well I should start a thread on my S2k since here in the next few months, the build on it will get pretty exciting. With every peice of bad news, theres good news, right? I still waiting on the good news to start, but here we go.

Bought the car in April of '12, had 53K miles, 2001, only aftermarket anything on the car was a Viper alarm. A S2000 has been my (reasonable) dream since I was pretty young, then of course, when ole dude on "Fast and the Furious" had his lil moment of "Too Soon Jr.", I knew I had to get an S2000 someday.

The days after I bought it.


After a good wax job.



Here comes the bad news, Ive had the car for 7 months. About September or so, I was going through the car cleaning and found a receipt for major engine work. At 23,602 miles, owner takes car to Honda Dealer due to "car won't start". Techs description:
"Diagnosed and found engine was overtached and bent all 16 valves. Tech sent head to to machine shop to repair damage. Tech found cylinder 3 needed to be honed due to damage. Tech was able to remove 90% of scratches for cylinder. Tech reinstalled cylinder and road tested vehicle."

The total cost was $3300. That was upsetting, but the car seemed to run as designed. Until 4500 miles after I bought the car. Cruising 75 down the interstate, felt a stutter in the engine looked down and the car was losing power. I pressed the clutch, engine quit immediately.

The starter barely could turn the engine over, it was like the engine had came as close as you can to locking up without locking up. After a bunch of bullshit with the insurance company towing me home I get the car home for $350 out of my pocket. I was 120 miles from home.


I found to some time to start to tear into this thing and find the problem.
Step 1.
Remove the Valve cover.







Thats top end of the engine, parts of the cams are purple due to overheated, aluminum melted all over the cam towers. Complete destruction.

Step 2.
Remove oil pan. Note-Oil Changed 2 days before hand, very clean oil even afterwards.




The Bronze color is a mix of some sort of sludge and burnt metal, all in the bottom of the oil pan.

And Im at that point right now, S2K savings account: Activated.
Plans? Buying a new F20C soon, doing the swap out myself. Keeping the current engine and completely rebulding it, upgrading it for boost. This process will take several months and even years. But you have to start somewhere right?
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:28 AM   #2
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dude i feel for ya man. i had to help a buddy rebuild his s2000 was a complete faf
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:27 AM   #3
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cringing going through those last few pics - cool car, will definitely keep a eye on progress.
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:10 AM   #4
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Dude that blows so bad, I would have murdered someone....I've always wanted an S2K but at 6'3" 350lbs it's just not a realistic thing for me to own lol
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from the looks of the seat in these things you think anyone will be crunched..im 6'2 and slid in and could stretch out in the seat. im a lil skinny guy though..they def are fun though. thinking hard about how much i want to go more in debt with this thing. a guy in florida will install a twin turboed 1jz for 16k..sets it at 12 lbs boost..but once an upgraded diff gets put in i can raise the boost to 32 lbs.
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from the looks of the seat in these things you think anyone will be crunched..im 6'2 and slid in and could stretch out in the seat. im a lil skinny guy though..they def are fun though. thinking hard about how much i want to go more in debt with this thing. a guy in florida will install a twin turboed 1jz for 16k..sets it at 12 lbs boost..but once an upgraded diff gets put in i can raise the boost to 32 lbs.
Yeah I'm tall and wide lol my buddy used to have one and I tried it out but I was super uncomfortable lol....a TT 1JZ would be pretty ridiculous in that thing lol...my buddy's was Comptech supercharged and it was pretty damn quick
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I met a guy that's currently building the second 2jz swapped s2k in the country, the other one in existence pretty much a strict drag car, this guy is going to be driving his a lot
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I met a guy that's currently building the second 2jz swapped s2k in the country, the other one in existence pretty much a strict drag car, this guy is going to be driving his a lot
If he told you that, hes lying...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DV08SE-zV7A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5x6wWn8bbg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZvIfGlLZas
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Havent done much of anything to the s2000 but let it sit there and rot. BUT!! Tmrw im ordering a brand new off the shelf long block replacement engine. F20C.

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/de...2239&ppt=C0332

The first weekend of Feb I have my works auto shop reserved to do the replacement. Its getting close! But with this NEW engine, Ill have to break it in correctly, not wanting to redo this whole process again in a few years.
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Are you getting it from O'Reilly's? What the price; if you don't mind me asking?
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