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vtec not engaging

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by turboef87, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. turboef87

    turboef87 New Member

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    i changed my cams today put gsr cams in a b16 vtec is not poping like it uzed 2 wat could be the problem ??? i think itz the vtec solenoid
     
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    vtec solenoid, proper oil prssure, and engine temp are required for vtec to engage.
     
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    iiight so what should i do thiz iz my first b16a i dnt have 2 much experience with vtec
     
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    are you throwing a CEL? if not, it's not the vtec solenoid. if it was bad, it would throw a code.
     
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    Magana559 The Warden

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    all motor or Forced induction?

    Plus Vtec dosent Pop, crack, kick in, or slam you back into your seat. Vtec is suposed to be smooth.
     
  6. turboef87

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    i took the car out today and it waz hittting vtec but not really noticable... soundz more like an ls... could it b the timing is offf the distributor was played with and the kid that put the gsr cams in i dnt think it waz excactly tdc im gonnna re time everything and seee if thats the problem
     
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    yeaa check engine light is on i gotta get the codes for it i think its from my throttle body and intake manifold i changed them 2
     
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    itz all motor rite now but it will be boosted
     
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    pull the codes. then come back with your issues. it'll be easier to help you that way.
     
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    im gooood i put the distributor back 2 normal and itzz pulllen nowww
     
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    if the MIL is on the vtec will not engage either
     
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    how do i start a new thread man, im new to this forum stuff, please help me
     
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    CAFROG Honda Minion VIP

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    go to the honda forum and select the right section for your thread and look on the horizontal selections Forum tools has a 'start a new thread'...pretty easy from there.
     
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    what do you mean "go to the honda forum" i still dont know how to do it
     
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    CAFROG Honda Minion VIP

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    Honda Swap Forum home page then pick the correct section then click on forum tools and select 'start new thread'
     
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