Ill start off by saying that I know this isn't a 9th gen civic, but I feel that there will be more appreciation for the work being done here than on some of the other Honda based forums on the internet. That being said I bought my 97 Civic Ex bone stock back in 2009 with 218K on the odometer. It stayed stock for all of a week while i waited for the intake to arrive in the mail. Here is the car the day I bought it. I drove the car just like this until i found an excellent deal on a JRSC an then I began amassing parts for a build as I did research online to see just where I wanted to go with my car. After amassing parts I began my build in February of 2013 when my friend finally had time to lend me a hand since this was my first engine build. And so it begins. We began the tear down on the stock D16y8 and were pleasantly surprised that other than some carbon buildup on the exhaust valves and 16 years of dirt buildup the internals looked to be in fantastic shape. Thats all for now. I'll continue my story when I have a chance to upload more pictures of the build process.