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Old 04-20-2008, 03:26 PM
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No Vtec!!!

so i had my car parked for awhile during the winter. and went and took it out yesterday, and i drove around for a bit letting it warm up. then after it was warm i did a little second gear pull and i have no vtec, threw an engine light as well so i take it down to autozone and have them check the code. and it said that i have low oil pressure or oil pump is going bad, and also that my map sensor is bad or something along those lines, pluss it started leaking coolant from the underside of my throttle body right where the hose plugs into. any ideas?
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Old 04-20-2008, 03:34 PM
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buy teh new sh!t for it
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Old 04-20-2008, 03:37 PM
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Vtec wont work when oil pressure is too low.
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Old 04-20-2008, 03:38 PM
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so are you saying that the oil pump is going out?
because it is full on oil.
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Old 04-20-2008, 03:40 PM
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Does the engine sound like it would be if it was low on oil?
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Ya, you can kinda hear the valves clicking more then usual
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Then that sound like ur oil pump is on its way out. Like autozone said.
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Ok well looks like i am in the market for an oil pump. hehe
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ya i know it sucks and on my saab it was even worse b/c i couldn't do it myself
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before you go buying a new oil pump, you might wanna confirm its busted before taking someones word for it online.


since you're turbo'd, its a lil bit easier to see if your oil pump has seized:
take the oil feed line off of your turbo and CRANK the car (DON'T START IT!!!) and if oil doesn't come squirting outta the feed line, your pump went bad.
if you wanna confirm it even further (or if someone who ISN'T turbo'd wants to check if their oil pump went bad) you can take the oil filter off the block and again CRANK, but dont START the motor, and if oil doesn't come squirting out, your pump is dead.

your oil pump is one of the worst things to go on the engine, so hopefully its not that.
maybe its something easy like the vtec solenoid or something, which is a common problem.
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Old 04-21-2008, 12:51 AM
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Well i am not turboed any more. but ya where is the vtec solenoid located?
i am hoping it is the vtec solenoid.
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