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Hey guys, I'm new to this forum. I have a 7th gen civic ex coupe and I've been thinking about going with a swap. One of the reasons that the idea has me really interested is because I think I may have blew my head gasket on my d series and I dont wanna invest anything more into it. Whats the cheapest k20 (not including labor) going for nowadays? I'm not rich so it may take me a year to get the money for it. Right now I'm just trying to do my research so I know how to plan.
 

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drhonda said:
cheaper to replace the headgasket than to do a motor swap.
Thats true and I was just thinking that. I do plan to do a swap but its going to take me a little longer than a year and I probably just need to get it fixed. BTW, if I use a heavy duty headgasket, it should be ok to raise the compression a little by using a thinner gasket right? My boy runs a 100 shot in his integra and he has 11:1 compression. I'm currently spraying a 75 shot.
 

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drhonda said:
cheaper to replace the headgasket than to do a motor swap.
Thats true and I was just thinking that. I do plan to do a swap but its going to take me a little longer than a year and I probably just need to get it fixed. BTW, if I use a heavy duty headgasket, it should be ok to raise the compression a little by using a thinner gasket right? My boy runs a 100 shot in his integra and he has 11:1 compression. I'm currently spraying a 75 shot.
a thinner gasket will raise compression and is more likely to blow.
 

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drhonda said:
Civic driven01 said:
drhonda said:
cheaper to replace the headgasket than to do a motor swap.
Thats true and I was just thinking that. I do plan to do a swap but its going to take me a little longer than a year and I probably just need to get it fixed. BTW, if I use a heavy duty headgasket, it should be ok to raise the compression a little by using a thinner gasket right? My boy runs a 100 shot in his integra and he has 11:1 compression. I'm currently spraying a 75 shot.
a thinner gasket will raise compression and is more likely to blow.
true, but is it really going to raise the compression by a large enough margin to make that huge of a difference?
 

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Civic driven01 said:
drhonda said:
Civic driven01 said:
drhonda said:
cheaper to replace the headgasket than to do a motor swap.
Thats true and I was just thinking that. I do plan to do a swap but its going to take me a little longer than a year and I probably just need to get it fixed. BTW, if I use a heavy duty headgasket, it should be ok to raise the compression a little by using a thinner gasket right? My boy runs a 100 shot in his integra and he has 11:1 compression. I'm currently spraying a 75 shot.
a thinner gasket will raise compression and is more likely to blow.
true, but is it really going to raise the compression by a large enough margin to make that huge of a difference?
probably not, I'm not even sure of a company that makes a thinner head gasket that would do that.
 

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Civic driven01 said:
I'm just looking now for a headgasket that is going to be stronger than genuine oem. I'm hearing nippon leakless from some of the people I talk to.
who have you heard this from? I was going to go with mugen but SEVERAL people (including Steve from tech43 & Jeramy Kindle & Jeff Evans) have all convinced me to stay oem
 
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