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Old 03-16-2013, 07:05 PM
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vtec doesnt want to work

ive been having problems with my vtec. i tried everything, so i just decided to get a new complete solenoid.

I bought a brand new solenoid from honda. why wont my vtec work. i checked the wires, they look fine.

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Old 03-16-2013, 07:23 PM
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Re: vtec doesnt want to work

got enough oil in your car? got the right ecu?
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Re: vtec doesnt want to work

i didnt check either of those. ill check them asap. thanks
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Re: vtec doesnt want to work

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/sdtzzqeppq4ot60/ViXhBfG_GV

Here's a pdf repair book.^^^

How does VTEC work?
Maybe this will help^^… maybe not but it's a good read anyway.
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Re: vtec doesnt want to work

AWEOMEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. A PDF!!!!!! thanks so much. ill save it so i have it for anything else i need to.

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Re: vtec doesnt want to work

let us know if you figure it out man
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Re: vtec doesnt want to work

Must have proper amount of oil, must be up to operating temp. Do you have any cels?
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No cels.
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Re: vtec doesnt want to work

aaannnnnddddddd.............


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Must have proper amount of oil, must be up to operating temp.


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Re: vtec doesnt want to work

Where's your oil level at?
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Re: vtec doesnt want to work

wheres your oil for fuks sake
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Re: vtec doesnt want to work

its inbetween the 2 dots on the stick
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Re: vtec doesnt want to work

Is the car warmed up all the way when vtec won't work?
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Re: vtec doesnt want to work

yea its warmed up half way on the gauge. normal temp.
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Re: vtec doesnt want to work

saw this on another forum


*OIL, if you don't have the correct oil pressure no vtec: possible causes: dented or damaged oil pan (as members have said before) , not enough oil, or oil is so old and crappy it is thin as water

*VTEC OIL PRESURE switch, The vtec oil presure switch is what feeds back information the the computer to tell it whether or not the opening of the solinoid has allowed high pressure oil into the vtec oil gallery's. Once the solinoid opens oil shoud presurize the vtec oil ways pushing the locker pins into place while the oil pressure sensor right next to the vtec solinoid feeds back info to the ecu.

*TEMP, the cars coolant temp needs to be at a certain temp for vtec to engage, if any of your temperature sensors are screwed up that is another possibility to look into

*VTEC SOLINOID GASKET/screen, i have heard and seen many cases where a clogged or dirty screen that is part of the vtec soliniod gasket caused vtec to not engage or be intermittent.
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Re: vtec doesnt want to work

^ it can be busted oil pressure sensor as well
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Re: vtec doesnt want to work

UPDATE GUYS

What I did:
Mobil1 Synthetic oil
Changed the solenoid gasket
Cleaned the plugs for the solenoid


It now works. Thanks everyone for the input. it helped.
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Re: vtec doesnt want to work

let the oil burning continue
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hahaha u know it brotha.
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