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vtec not poppin

Discussion in 'RSX' started by coco_nut909, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. coco_nut909

    coco_nut909 Joker

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    i have an 02 rsx type s with 100,000 miles I maintinance the shit out of it but just recently my vtec isnt poppin you can hear but you dont really feel it pop as hard as it used too could it whats going on?? also would my I-vtec have a vtec solenoid like the b series??
     
  2. AHHVTEC

    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    if you dont have any check codes and you can here it then its still working as normal, just check your oil level
     
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    oil is good.... could there be something eles?
     
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    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    naa not really if theres no codes and you can hear it then it should be fine.if theres that much of a power loss then maybe your clutch is slipping
     
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    klyph Dismember VIP

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    Yeah, you got used to it, so it doesn't "seem" to "pop" as "hard"

    VTEC maintains the powerband, it doesn't make it spike or jump up.
     
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    coco_nut909 Joker

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    you guys are all stupid im not imaging things even my friends drove the car and its not the same, so is there no solenoid i can check like the b-series
     
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    calling ppl stupid when u dont know what the problem is with your car makes alot of sense... than asking them for help
     
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    and btw if you can hear it, than i think it's almost def not the solenoid because if it were engaging than the solenoid would be fine, if it were bad i'm assuming it wouldnt engage at all.
    1: Oil level, it has got to be FULL. I'm talking at the upper mark on the dipstick.

    2: Solenoid, Ok this is a 2 part fix.

    A: Take a wire (any wire) disconnect the grey plug on the vtec solenoid and
    touch the wire to the pos. battery terminal and the solenoid side of the grey
    1 pin connector. there should be an audible click from the solenoid.

    B: If A checks out, remove the solenoid and clean the filter screen. (self
    explanatory)
    3: Speed, the car must be going over 10 mph so the Speedo must be working. That
    means the VSS has to be working. Vtec is temperamental isn't it?

    4: More oil, check the oil pan. If its dented POUND IT OUT! This is why mine
    wasn't working. The pan was dented in far enough to hit the oil pickup for the
    pump to cause a low-pressure situation in the head, no pressure no VTEC plus
    eventually no engine.

    5: ECU Swap out to another ECU that you KNOW Vtec works on.

    6: Car must be at I believe its 80 degrees or higher so let car get to a normal
    operating temperature.

    7: If none of the above work, you might want to pull the solenoid off the head, remove the solenoids filter and verify the piston moves freely.

    That is the basic troubleshooting procedures for it. If I missed anything or got anything wrong, let me know and I will change the info.
    If you go through all this and it still doesn't work its oil pressure (the pump) or wiring related. So check all the wires for Vtec.

    ^^^ from jdmu.com
     
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    look kid i own a 2002 rsx s and im telling you that if there is no check engine light on and your hearing it then its fine. if you dont like your answer maybe you should just go to hondatech where all the real VTECH ppl are found
     
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    If you think the people on this site are stupid, then feel free to find a new forum...
     
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    If these guys are all stupid, and they have more ideas on why your VTEC isnt workin than you do, what does that make you?
     
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    Luis998 Honda Enthusiast

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    But Brutal, he's busy imaging things, so who is the stupid one now? :D

    To the OP, we're here to help, not to bash, flame or anything else. Calling everyone here stupid will get you banned by the general public. I would re-consider any further negative comments against anyone on this forum unless you would like to be permanently ignored.

    WOW! I just sounded all grown-up and stuff. GO ME! *doing the cabbage patch* :D
     
  14. the.original.kermit

    the.original.kermit I know everything

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    Sometimes on my accord I can feel the vtec engage more then others. Sometimes it's a noticeable power boost, other times i can't feel it at all. It depends on what gear, what rpm, what throttle positions, etc.

    If vtec is engaging, then you should be all set
     
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    Yep, even when i put the vtec point at 4400, i still most definitely hear it and know when its engaged, if you have vtec you should know when its going.
     
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    is this a eastcoast site?
     
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    does it matter?
     
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    hahahahaha i love it VTECH

    i live in the SW so me alone would throw that out
     
  19. the.original.kermit

    the.original.kermit I know everything

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    oh, I know when it's on, it's just the engagement point is less noticeable sometimes than others. The engagement to vtec isn't suppose to be harsh, so to me it sounds like yours is working just fine
     
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    Sounds like the ass dyno needs some calibration;)
     
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