Yea it’s a vtec. It’s the Japanese version of the D17A2. I removed the vtec solenoid originally. Figures I just wouldn’t use the vtec. But the car is even more of a dog now. Now I’m thinkin I’ll wire up the Vtec.You have a JDM D17A? Is that even Vtec? I find some sources that say yes and some no. If it's not vtec, it won't work of course.
If it is Vtec, there's more to it -- It's not just drop and go. You'd need an ECU capable of Vtec. You need to wire up the Vtec solenoid & oil pressure switch, and who else knows what with a 7th gen.
7th gen EX's came in manual and had a D17A2. I would find one from there. What year is your car? Depending on the year of each, I think LX used narrowband sensors and later model EX models used wideband. Might need to do something there too. Honestly don't know.Yea it’s a vtec. It’s the Japanese version of the D17A2. I removed the vtec solenoid originally. Figures I just wouldn’t use the vtec. But the car is even more of a dog now. Now I’m thinkin I’ll wire up the Vtec.
So a new ecu and solenoid and oil pressure switch... I can’t find a ecu that’s compatible with an Manual Trans. Only A/T
Thanks for the tip man. I know I won’t get much. By atl least when I sell it, I can say it’s a VTeC and that it all runs right.About sensor, yeah, so no worries about those.
As for everyting else I'm honestly not too sure, I'm not good with 7th gens. Maybe some of these links may help? That being said, don't expect much pep from that car / engine to begin with. D17's are all meh IMO