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Del Sol Question

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by uncleben, Apr 28, 2003.

  1. uncleben

    uncleben Junior Member

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    my friend just got a del sol it dons't say vtec on the valve cover but he says its vtec the guy he got it from also said it was vtec. its the second gen del sol. does anybody know if its honda made it like that.
     
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    Havok Senior Member

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    Del Sols were only made for one generation (93-97) and if it dosen't say VTEC on the valve cover, it's a Del Sol Type S. You can always look on the engine block for the code, it should say D15B7.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    just because it doesnt "say" VTEC dosnt mean its not in there ..... look at the engine code
    D16Z6 = VTEC
    D16Y8 = VTEC
     
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    uncleben Junior Member

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    thanks for the help i don't know to much about del sol's i don't see the my friends del sol too much so i don't know if im going to be able to look at the code or not all i really know is that its a 97 SOHC
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    if the oil cap is on the rear top of the valve cover and the plugs are on the front top of the valve cover its VTEC
    if it has a VTEC solenoid its VTEC
    if it redlines at 7200RPM its VTEC
    if it has disc brakes all around its VTEC
    if it has stock rims its VTEC
     
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    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    It is not a VTEC though, it is an SI which has a 125 (127hp on 96+) sohc VTEC engine. The VTEC model had a b16a3 with a redline of 8250 rpms. (however, if it does not say VTEC then for sure it is not this one).

    The d16z6 in 93 had a valve cover that did not say VTEC on it however, it still was a sohc VTEC.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    my bad ... i should have said "if it ________ it has VTEC"
    thanks for making it clearer
     
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    Havok Senior Member

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    WRONG :
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    93 Del Sol Si.
    Easiest way to tell. look at the tachometer, if the redline is 7200/8200 it's a VTEC, if it's 5800 or some low crap like that, it's the red-headed step child of the honda family, the D15B7.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    93s didnt say VTEC on the valve cover .... they also have a black valve cover ... that valve cover is from a 94+
     
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    If it has rear disk brakes it has VTEC.
     
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