Small update today, but fairly large part collected. For ages I’ve wanted a straight-cam SR20DET car, even in my s13 I wanted one, and I always landed with bent-cam VVT engines. I thought now would the the time, if any, to go down this route with the impending TD06-20G install. And to minimise “downtime” without my car working, if I can build up this engine and have it ready for a relatively easy swap with my current engine.
Here she is!
My plans with this keep changing – do I leave it as it is (known working, low milage and good condition engine) – or do I forge it? – or just do a simple “refresh” on the engine (new oil pump, bearings, seals & gaskets).
And I think my answer will be that I’m going to get a refresh done on it, for piece of mind. Included in what I bought yesterday from the guy selling this was also a spare s15 VVT block (not sure what I’ll use this for yet?!) and VVT pistons & rods which appear to be in very good condition. So when I get round to getting the refresh done, I’ll also have those stronger VVT pistons & rods installed.
My overall goal with the engine isn’t to aim for super high HP figures, I’d be happy with around 360-380hp, so even in completely stock from both the straight-cam and bent-cam VVT engines can take that, along with good management. Its months away still, but getting closer!