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Old 04-21-2011, 01:49 AM   #1
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Default please help me find out if my civic is vtec?

Ok guys so i just bought a used 96' EX coupe with a d16y7 swap i was told it has vtec but after reading about the d16y7 engines everyone says their not.vtec. Is there anyway besides the engine code to find out? I know it could have a different head but dont know how to tell. It seems pretty quick. Alot more peppy than people describe the d16y7 but i wanna know for sure. Any information would be greatly appreciated! Im a noob to the honda world but loving it so far!

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Old 04-21-2011, 01:58 AM   #2
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lulz at "peppy"

anyway, welcome :)
wth would they swap a y7? did you ask why they did that? just curious
if im not mistaken, all ex's 96-00 came with a d16y8 stock and yes those are vtec only
d16y7 do not have vtec BUT can be installed...simply look under your hood and look for
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orrr just go into an overpass and floor it and wait for vteeeeeccc to engage lmao


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look for the vtec solinoid
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welcome
I would have defintly asked them why they did that swap and why they lied to you telling you it was vtec.
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if on the engine it says VTEC, doesn't it then mean it has VTEC?
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^ not always, you can just put a differnt valve cover on to be cool
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^cuz everyone knows if u don't have vtec, then u ain't cool :
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^ of course man you cant be cool without vtec lol
Some auto tranny models dont say vtec either, but they are
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look for the vtec solinoid
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^ not always, you can just put a differnt valve cover on to be cool

oh wow i didn't know that. On my 2001 ex civic it says VTEC so I thought it has it but maybe the previous owner changed the cover =o
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;3095672'...simply look under your hood and look for
this green solenoid:
The green plug goes to the oil pressure switch, I believe. The vtec solenoid is the little rusty brown cylinder looking thing just above that (top right corner of the picture).
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Snagged the pic from here: http://ef-honda.com/ben/EFwiring.php
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LOL @ OP for not using Google. Another easy way to tell if it is v-tech is the sunroof then it is a ex trim. d16y8
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LOL @ OP for not using Google. Another easy way to tell if it is v-tech is the sunroof then it is a ex trim. d16y8
Lol @ you for not fully reading. He said that the motor was swapped before he bought it.

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Ok guys so i just bought a used 96' EX coupe with a d16y7 swap


Also, it's vtec. V-tech is a brand/type of house phone.
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