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Old 11-09-2010, 04:46 PM   #1
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my zx3 has about 110K on it would it be incredibly stupid to try and turbo it? am i just asking for trouble with that many miles on the motor?


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Old 11-09-2010, 05:16 PM   #2
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everyone is going to say do a compression test . and use the search hah
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Old 11-09-2010, 05:16 PM   #3
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Have you looked through the stickies at the top?
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Old 11-09-2010, 05:17 PM   #4
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MMM, I would like to know from other people also but, I would say most people here are going to tell you to atleast pull the old pistons and rods and build it for boost.

Can anyone else confirm this?

EDIT: I agree atleast with the compression test .
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Old 11-09-2010, 05:19 PM   #5
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thanks guys ill learn how to use that search button as well
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Old 11-09-2010, 05:31 PM   #6
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No big deal everyone does it there first time on. Just read everything and put your question in the right place it really does help to get it answered quick.

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there is no need to pull his pistons if there is nothing wrong with them. if all he wants moderate power 200whp or so and his compression is good then he is good go. if he want 300whp then yes he needs to build the engine.
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people have boosted at over 200k miles, well, i know of at least 150, so your not bad at all, i didn't start to build my motor till 100k miles (headwork and higher reving parts) and it was just fine!
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Old 11-09-2010, 08:46 PM   #9
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my opinion is if the engine is working properly and you dont go crazy on the boost then go for it
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:14 PM   #10
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yes! i dont want to do anything crazy just something little you guys are makin me so happy i thought i wouldnt be able to do it since there was to many miles. now i just have to save some money...
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