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vtec or not?

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by kevinboicourt, Aug 14, 2004.

  1. kevinboicourt

    kevinboicourt Junior Member

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    hey anybody, I've got this problem. I have a 93 honda del sol si with a d16z6 motor in it. is that a vtec? I keep reading everywhere that it is, but it doesn't kick in at all. how can I tell if I have it or not? or if I do, if theres anyway to check why it might not be working? please, need some help. thanx
     
  2. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Yes, it's vtec, but the SOHC vtec motor doesn't "kick" like the DOHCs.
     
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    lowandslow Senior Member

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    u might feel a little power band, but no madd vtec y0
     
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    CRseX84 Senior Member

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    u wana know if it has VTEC by lookin at the motor? look on the Distributor side, right next to the dizzy on the top back of the head. theres a little solonoid thats the VTEC solonoid, its like a lil brown capsel dohicky..
     
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    projectxspeed Senior Member

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    It all depends on the setup. I have a d16z6 with a silver intake pile, an OBX muffler, and when vtec hits I get thrown back my seat. With my whip I own mini vans like there is no tomorrow :)

    But seriously d-series vtec is nothing like dohc-vtec. Do a b16 swap or better and you will get the results you are looking for.
     
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    kevinboicourt Junior Member

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    hey thanx everyone for the help, it's just I was curious cause I don't hear anything different, I dont feel anything different in the upper rpms. but thanx for all the help
     
  7. erebunicrx

    erebunicrx my name is Dale

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    buy a cam that schould help.
     
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