CR-V/4th Gen Bisimoto's Turbo build: Quest for 700whp D16Z WagoVan

Discussion in 'Project & Modification Logs' started by Bisimoto, Wednesday 11th Nov, 2009.

  1. Bisimoto Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    For years, I have focused on naturally aspirated performance. I loved, and still do love, the challenge of sailing in uncharted waters, and extracting what was seen as impossible power.

    Last year, Bisimoto Engineering participated in a high profile engine challenge/shootout, to determine which shop could produce the most HP/litre in a streetable, unleaded fuel engine. Cosworth, and I opted for all motor builds, as a torture test was promised for the engines, and the units had to fit in a factory chassis. Long story, short, other competitors with boosted setups faired very well in the competition, and even though Bisimoto with a 360 HP F22A engine placed better than Cosworth, we did not win the event.

    At the award ceremony, I was approached by an employee of the winning team, and asked why we chose to run n/a. I simply answered that we wanted to build an engine in the true spirit of the competition: a reliable, streetable, chassis friendly engine. I guess that answer was not good enough, as he responded, "didn't you build all motor, because that is all you know?"

    I quickly shared that n/a is quite difficult, and that we have built, and tuned customers boosted engines for years, and frankly, it was not as challenging. He chuckled and walked away saying, "yea, all motor is all you know".

    Well, after that interaction, I promptly walked over to Jonathan Wong of SuperStreet magazine, and shared with him my new desire:

    To build the most powerful street, small displacement Honda a Wagovan (just to be absurd). It would not be a dyno queen, but a car that will be driven, to and from events, shows, meets and...the supermarket.

    Here is a list of my poison:


    1988 Civic Wagon, 2WD


    Progress Series 1 coil-over suspension

    Progress Honda EF sway bar

    Progress Spherical Solid control arm Bearings

    Energy Suspension Hyper-Flex bushings


    D16Z6 head (thanks, L&T)

    Bisimoto Cam Gear

    Bisimoto Springs and Titanium retainers

    Bisimoto Level 3.6 camshaft

    Supertech Stainless Steel intake valves

    Supertech Inconel Exhaust valves

    Golden Eagle Head gasket


    D16Z6 (thanks Santos Jr.)

    Arias 9:1, 75.5mm pistons

    Golden eagle sleeves

    Bisimoto Spec H-beam steel Rods

    Honda Bearings

    Stock Ported Oil pump

    Bisimoto/Evolution Aluminum Flywheel

    Bisimoto/Evolution Sandwich plate

    K&N Oil filter

    AEM Oil Pressure gauge

    Hasport D-series EF Mounts (Brian G is awesome!)


    Stock D15B VTEC (for now)

    Skunk 2 short shifter

    Action 2MS clutch, with optional 4 puck disk

    Hasport Hydro to cable mechanical conversion kit


    Bisimoto heat shielding gasket

    Golden Eagle Intake manifold

    Skunk 2 68mm throttle body

    T1 1000cc Injector dynamics squirters

    AEM Fuel rail

    AEM Fuel pressure regulator

    AEM fuel pressure gauge

    -6AN fuel lines

    Stock return lines

    AEM Water Meth kit (for super high boost!)

    Kinsler Monster Mesh fuel filter

    Turbo system:

    Bisimoto-Turbonetics BTX6565

    Bisimoto Prototype top mount twin scroll manifold, ceramic coated

    Turbonetics RG-45 wastegate

    Turbonetics Godzilla BOV

    3" Intercooler piping

    Turbonetics/Spearco 5-364 (3.5"x10.5"x28" wide..and yes, we made it fit!)

    -3an oil feed line

    -10an oil return

    Burns Stainless 3.5" 2-stage muffler

    3.5" aluminum exhaust system


    Torco TBO 40 (break-in oil)

    Torco SR-1 racing 10w-40 (after break-in)

    Torco MPZ Spray assembly lube

    Torco MTF gear box oil


    AEM 6040 Gen 2 EMS


    AEM Twin fire


    AEM pencil Coils

    AEM Serial Gauge (this is so sick!)

    AEM boost control solenoid

    AEM 5 bar map sensor

    MSD digital Boost-a-pump pn 2351

    Power XS S680 Battery

    Rywire MIL-spec wiring


    Custom dual pass Griffen radiator

    Buddy Club Radiator Cap


    Bisimoto Adjustable Oil Cap

    Bisimoto Reservoir Socks

    Type 2 graphics

    Golden Eagle rear tow hook

    Weksos CR-X front lip

    Some pics:

    Before transformation:







    Engine being meticulously built...I love Torco spray lube:


    Sandwich Plate, for turbo oil feed and AEM pressure sensor:


    Block is done!:


    Head and and rocker assembly went on:


    Custom BTX6565:



    Engine on stand:



    Ready to go in:


    The project is being followed by SuperStreet. More to come!
    Last edited by a moderator: Sunday 3rd Jan, 2010
  2. paul_vtec Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    wow looks awsome i like alot
  3. Beau23 Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    wow good luck to you mate
  4. seductive10 Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    Welcome to the site mate and im wising you all the best with your build.

    Can you fill me in about the ignition systems PLZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. MUGEN-RR Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    WOW nice and shiny:Grin:
  6. SaintGrimm Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★


    coool! But I have to wonder at 700HP from a 4-cylinder single cam? Gotta be impossible, right? My friend's building a single turbo supra that will be making that sort of power so it sounds impossible from the Civic.

    But then again I don't think big and don't know the first thing about engines lol and clearly you know your stuff :Grin:
  7. daz-civic Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    awesome work, i had heard rumours of this please keep us posted on it

    i had planned a turbo 4WD shuttle but not had the time to touch it so im gona be selling up i think
  8. Gunter Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    thats absolutely awesome :Smile: im looking forward to getting my h2b kit after ordering it today
  9. morf Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    bisi wtf you doing on cl , its dean from h-t
  10. TomsiR Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    holy shit that turbo looks impressive! more updates now!
  11. Site Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    i just jizzed in my this build is genius.....i had to laugh at it, it seems so silly....but I love how it was a spur of the moment thing...can't wait to see this finished :Grin:
  12. Tommy3G Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Wow . I just drooled a little!
  13. Bisimoto Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆


    It is quite possible, based upon our experience and calculations. Only time will tell.

    Thanks for your order, Gunter!

    Whatsup, Dean! I will be in the UK in January!!

    Thanks for the kind words, all. My staff and I will keep you updated!
  14. morf Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    drop me a pm eather on here or h-t and ill come for a chat
  15. dean85 Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    this looks emmense fella, post up some of you other projects so we can get an idea from the work you have done in the past :Smile: ,
  16. LIMER Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    WOW looks good

  17. Bisimoto Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    I tried to get my associates to do that here on Civic life, but got banned because of it, claiming it was spam. Quite confusing to me. Maybe we will try again.

    Will do!

    Ok, wagon completly stripped of the interior and engine:




    And now painted with the Team Bisimoto Electric Blue:

  18. morf Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    ask about being a trader , thats probly the best way .
  19. toyolish Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    wow i can't wait to see more updates on this

    this is awesome :Smile:
  20. Bisimoto Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    I did write to the site administrator, but did not get a reply.