What is VTEC and How Does it Work? - EricTheCarGuy
VTEC or Valve Timing Electronic Control is a system that's been used by
Honda in passenger cars since 1991. I believe the 1991 NSX was the first
production vehicle to get this system. It has since been used in several
other Honda vehicles. Late model VTEC equipped vehicles use the iVTEC
system which also changes cam timing as well as lift and duration. The
system is designed to give you the 'best of both worlds'. You get to switch
between 2 cam profiles. One for fuel economy, one for performance. A lot of
people think that when VTEC kicks in you get an extra Boost of power. Not true in my experience. It
does however extend the torque curve to give you more performance after it
does switch over. There is no set RPM where VTEC switches. The computer
looks at several variables and calculates when to activate the VTEC
solenoid. It's a cool system and for the most part rarely has issues. The
most common issues I've seen with VTEC are the result of low, or incorrect
oil viscosity. So if you have a VTEC engine, keep the oil topped off and
make sure you use the viscosity listed on the oil cap. The animations are
courtesy Honda Motor Company, thanks guys.
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Skunk2 How-To: LCA Bushing Replacement
So your buddy hooks you up with a set of Skunk2 LCAs featuring our older
style bushings. You jump on the deal and decide to swap Skunk2's updated
LCA bushings into place. Watch the video; learn how to install them
Honda Civic cylinder head removal...How to!
Basic overview of cylinder head removal on a 2000 Honda Civic with D16Y8,
How to remove engine head for head gasket replacement! All the steps are
basically the same for 1988-2000 civics with D series motors. Check out my
channel for the prep and installation of the head gasket!
Best Piston Installation Technique
this brief video shows you how to correctly install pistons into a sleev
without using excessive force! For people not familier with this type of
piston-ring compressor, it is a tapered sleeve manufactured by wiseco
The Haycemobile - Build up - Part 1
This is a vid I put together for a mate.
It shows the awesome progression of his car over a clutch job that turned
into a full on 4-year build. No holds barred. GT3076R, JE forgies, Eagle
This is going to be a monster.
Stay tuned for part 2, the engine build, the interior and the initial tune.
Music by Deftones - Change (in the house of flies)
JRSC ITR Build Up - Chapter 1
This clip shows the progression of my JRSC supercharged B18c-R DC2 Honda
from it's humble beginnings as a turquoise Vti-R to how it look today.
This movie has a bit of a sad ending. Bye bye B18c-R.
Thats ok though, chapter 2 shows the re-power with a JE/Eagle forged B18c
and a bit more Boost + methanol :)
Credit to Adam Plews for the initial build, my part comes later
Music by Pendulum - Planet Orion
**** For all the haters of the rear bumper, this video is actually getting
pretty old now, the holed bumper is long gone, now replaced by a plain 98
Honda B-Series Sleeving
Racesleeves owner Howard running a Honda B-Series block through several CNC
Machining procedure's. www.racesleeves.com
Skunk2 How-To: Billet VTEC Solenoid Installation
You've purchased your Skunk2 Billet VTEC Solenoid, now watch as we show you
how to properly install it. Each Billet VTEC Solenoid includes
flush-mounted hardware and a smooth, machined body for an attractive look.
Skunk2's Billet VTEC Solenoids help put that unique finishing touch onto
the vehicle you work so hard to make perform well, and we make every effort
to ensure that their style is consistent with our rich racing heritage.