Could a Junkyard 1.8 take, if a junkyard 1.8 could take boost??
187,000 miles on the engine that came from a 1993 Escort GT automatic (The trans is why it was junked...) that I obliterated to get my little motor from. When I arrived at this car the hood was still shut and most of the car was in pretty good condition. Out came the sawzall and some other misc hand tools and we ripped it apart.
100% disassembly of the engine has yielded some excellent results. Found pretty much every specification of the motor was within limits on everything from the cylinder walls, main journals, rod journals.. Hell, even the oil pump gears were within spec!
The cylinder head was gone though, it had so much carbon built up on all 16 valves not a single one of the sealed. Problem easily solved.
Throwing the motor back together and stuffing it back into my car with some extra features added... Gonna see how long this little guy will take 17psi from a Warner Ishi RHB52 turbocharger.
Any bets how long she lasts?
Stock 1.8 Block
Stock Forged Crankshaft
Stock connecting rods
Stock cast aluminum pistons
187,000 mile piston rings
9:1 compression ratio
Stock rebuilt cylinder head w/3 angle valve job
Stock cams, valves, springs, followers, retainers, keepers
ARP Head studs
Stock metal head gasket
Shimmed tension spring on oil pump for increased pressure
TechEdge 2A0 Wideband oxygen sensor controller w/Bosch Sensor
Stock ignition system
ETD Racing Mild steel turbo manifold
WarnerIshi RHB52 Turbocharger (Should be good for almost 19psi.. lol)
Mitsubishi Starion frontmount intercooler
SPEC Stage3+ Clutch (good for 400# of torque)
Stock Cooling system
God speed, little engine that should.