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no v-tec?

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by stevennn09, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. stevennn09

    stevennn09 Member

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    would i be running a cel if my v-tec wasnt kicking in? for some reason i dont think it is at all. and i have no clue as to what it would be. or how to check without getting it dyno'd
     
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    Sometimes, yes. There is an error code that will flash if something's wrong with the VTEC solenoid. I don't remember which code it is offhand though, you'd have to look in the list in the reference section...
     
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    i'm not running one. i just went and checked to see. and i made sure my cel even worked. which it did thankfully. b18 swap, or b20 swap though. i want to get rid of my d series. and i can get a motor for fairly cheap. i just dont know which would be better.
     
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    delsol88 Blinker Fluid Specialist

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    well you would want ls/vtec on your b20. ad then you would get it tuned right so its more reliable. if it were me id go for a b18b1 or a b18c1 either motor is good but the c1 has vtec
     
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    yeah. but i kinda dont want v-tec though. only because my car has like no power, and my buddys b18a1 has power in the whole rpm range. and i want that.
     
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    Single-cam VTEC is a lot less noticeable then dual-cam VTEC. If your CEL isn't on then it's probably working fine...
     
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    yeah, im about to buy a jetta for like 1200 so i can rip apart my civic and paint it completely, since i'm doing a full recolor, and do the swap and all that shit. since i dont think i'm gunna wanna drive it lowered in the snow. but i got my allignment fixed =] now i dont get so pissed off when i'm driving it
     
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