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How do I know if my V-TEC is working?

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Old 06-19-2006, 12:06 PM
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Default How do I know if my V-TEC is working?

Just bought a 96 Civic EX 5spd Coupe last week and had the water pump, timing belt, spark plugs, spark plug wires & distributor caps changed and the car has 106,000 miles on it.

How do I know if the V-TEC is working?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Old 06-19-2006, 12:25 PM
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you cant really tell on non-built SOHC cars.
 
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Old 06-19-2006, 12:39 PM
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Thanks!

What kind of mod can I do, before I know if my V-TEC is working or not?

Thanks again for your help!
 
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pop a v-tec controller in there see if it responds
 
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Where can I get a V-TEC controller? And what is it? What does it do and how much is it? Can I install it myself?
 
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you can install it yourself and all that jazz, and it just controlls where vtec changeover is. personally i think theyre pointless. a better way to feel it would be to make your car breathe more easily (intake, header, exhaust, intake manifold, throttle body) then get a bigger cam and some valves/retainers.
 
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you cant really tell on non-built SOHC cars.

I will argue that statement until I'm blue in the face. d16y8 with CAI and cat-back, I can definitely hear the changeover. More so in higher gears
 
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ORIGINAL: Nail I3unny

you cant really tell on non-built SOHC cars.

I will argue that statement until I'm blue in the face. d16y8 with CAI and cat-back, I can definitely hear the changeover. More so in higher gears
So if I install only a muffler and a CAI it will make my VTEC scream louder? On my SOHC I know it kicks in after 5,000 rpm's but you won't feel it like a DOHC...
 
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Default RE: How do I know if my V-TEC is working?

you can actually splice the wires and hook them up to the power of your battery. if you here it click that means it works or you can make a ghetto ridged v-tec controller.

get a switch with three prongs on the back. 1 for acc, 1 for power, 1 for ground and hook it up.

if you want to here your vtec louder get a cam gear.
 
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hm...well i guess the VTEC crossover in SOHC was somewhat of an un-experienced remark. honestly enough ive never spend much time around SOHC VTEC cars...most of my friends who are honda/acura guys own integras and one has an RSX-S. i only personally know two guys with civics and one is an Si and one is an LS swapped EG coupe (thats a real pretty car)....and if you recall my civic was a DX which translates into 'no vtec for me'.
 

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