|March 2011- swapped the 1.5 liter engine back into the car so I can use the 1.3 liter in my CRX HF.
May 2010- swapped in a 4 speed auto trans with locking torque converter (because of right leg amputation). Runs 2900 rpm at 70mph.
5 speed (since removed), 1.3 Liter, carb, CVCC D13 engine, SOHC, 8 valve head, not much pep.
Purchased September 2006 for $600 with 230,000 miles on it.
both front wheel bearings and one rear wheel bearing
both front drive axles
cleaned out/rebuilt carb
new head gasket (the 1.5 CVCC is notorious for crushing the center of the head gasket when it gets hot- felpro makes a crush resistant replacement head gasket)
ring ridge was barely detectable (good news!)
valves dressed, new valve stem seals (no more smoke clouds when I take off at a stop light)
new oil pan gasket
new timing belt tensioner
new camshaft oil seal
new front engine seal- the old one was hard like plastic and leaked at high speeds
My 1.5 was still running great, but I did a 1.3 liter engine rebuild/swap. Motor came from junkyard- valve job, new piston rings and bearings.
1.3 engine specs related to FE- 10:1 compression ratio (stock) and came stock with only 1 compression ring (less friction)