How to Replace a Honda VTEC Solenoid Gasket
Here's how to replace a leaking or clogged VTEC solenoid and gasket on the 2.4L 4 cylinder K24 engine. Leaking a leaking VTEC gasket or clogged/malfunctioning VTEC actuator are a common problem on older Honda's. The VTEC solenoid mounts to the engine head, and allows the flow of oil into small passages that change the camshaft profiles, causing the engine to perform faster. This is not to be confused with the VTC solenoid, which advances or retards the variable valve timing gear to change engine timing. A video on VTC solenoid replacement can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYKikGysXqE If your Honda is leaking oil down the passenger side of the engine, the most probable cause is a leaking VTEC solenoid. Oil will drip from the top, down over the oil filter and the side of the drain pan, and in some cases onto the subframe. Significant oil loss can be observed, along with a P1259 VTEC malfunction code. This tutorial demonstrates how to replace the VTEC solenoid and gasket. The gasket itself has a strainer that can sometimes get clogged. This procedure will be applicable to the Acura TSX, Honda Accord, Honda CR-V and Element. Three 10mm bolts secure the VTEC solenoid to the back of the engine, toward the firewall. It can be accessed from both the top or bottom of the engine. Have a catch pan ready to drain access oil once the bolts are removed. The oil pressure switch is also part of the solenoid assembly. Clean the mating surfaces thoroughly, before reinstalling the gasket dry. Torque the three 10mm bolts to 104 in-lb. Top off the engine oil and start the vehicle. Once the engine is warm, check for leaks.
2000 Accord VTEC Solenoid gasket replacement
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How To Remove & Replace Honda VTec Solenoid by only removing Air Intake
I show you how to remove the V Tec Solenoid in my 1994 Honda Accord by only removing and disconnecting the Air Intake, the filter box can stay in place as well. I also show you where the two gaskets are located so you can replace them to stop any engine oil from leaking out of the solenoid. There are two O-rings/Gaskets used on the solenoid, one is used to mate the solenoid with the engine, and another is used for sealing the small electric solenoid to the valves inside the "vtec assembly". This is a quick and easy job you can do at home and save yourself $200 to $500 bucks in labor and parts. I couldn't find a video out there that was able to detail the procedures on how to remove the solenoid with minimal amount of work. This is the shortest and quickest way to access the three bolts holding on the whole V-Tec Solenoid Assembly. The torque specifications for the bolts are 12 - 15 lbs * Ft, so don't go crazy on over tightening the bolts back on or they might snap! I applied a bit of anti seize on the threads so it wouldn't be as difficult to remove later on if I ever needed to replace the gasket 20 years down the road again.
HONDA V-Tec Solenoid Testing
HONDA V-Tec Solenoid Testing Get the book here: https://www.createspace.com/4321251 Goes into details on how to test the Honda V-Tec solenoid. The V-Tec solenoid is central to the operation of Honda's variable valve timing. This ON/OFF solenoid is actuated to allow hydraulic pressure to reach the V-Tech rocker arms and lock the system. See how to test it and what affects its operation in our V-Tech solenoid video. *************************************************************************** *********** Amazon Printed-Books & Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&fiel d-keywords=mandy+concepcion Google Play Android APPs: https://play.google.com/store/search?q=mandy+concepcion&c=apps Amazon Video DVDs: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Dmovies-tv&field -keywords=mandy+concepcion Barnes & Noble Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/mandy-concepcion?keyword=mandy+concepcion&s tore=allproducts Apple iTunes iPad: http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/mandy-concepcion/id449573393?mt=11