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How do i install vtec?

Old 10-03-2009, 05:16 PM
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Default How do i install vtec?

I have a 2000 civic DX coupe.
i believe it has a d16.
How do i go about installing vtec?

also.. When my gas gets a little low( 1/6th tank or so ) it kind of struggles to start for a second.. it always starts.. it just turns a couple more times than it normally does.. could this lead to any severe problems down the road?
Old 10-03-2009, 05:23 PM
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reasearch mini me swap

and both my hondas have done the same thing when getting low
Old 10-03-2009, 05:46 PM
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okay cool.. so the gas thing isnt a problem? i dont mind it.. i was just curious.
i'll go look up a mini-me swap.. but just in case i cant find it, could someone post up a link to it for me?
Old 10-03-2009, 05:49 PM
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Like hamorhead said, look into the mini-me swap. It's basically putting a d16z6 or d16y8 head on a non-vtec block and doing a tiny bit of wiring.

And Hondas don't like starting with low fuel... my old civic didn't like to start when I had less than 1/4 tank of gas; it's perfectly normal.

*edit: mini-me writeup (***Honda-Tech Warning!***)

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