If you put a vtech head do you have to change your pistons as well

Asked by Aug 01, 2015 at 02:29 AM about the 1988 Honda Civic DX

Question type: Car Customization

2 Answers


Change the pistons- while you got the head off- while doing that, do the whole engine- are you just trying to save money? Make sure the tops of the pistons are indented and will clear the valves- when you get the head back on, and the timing belt on, turn the engine by hand, slowly- there should be no interference-


Better to find a VTEC engine. Not only is the block different, but the notched high compression pistons, hardened crankshaft, & cam too.

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