Completely stock. (save for the remote start)
This video was taken right after major maintenance.
All work was done at the local Honda dealer. :|
* New belts, timing, water pump, tensioner
* Synthetic oil change
* Transmission leak fix.
* Transmission flush
* New OEM air filter
* New CV boot
P0401 EGR Valve Port Cleaning
This is my DIY for clearing the CEL code P0401 (EGR Insufficient Flow) on a
98 Honda Prelude.
In cars with OBD2 if the EGR valve is restricted by carbon deposits it will
detect that and throw a CEL. To get rid of that CEL you must clean out the
carbon to allow flow.
After combustion occurs within the engine it creates Exhaust. Gas from the Exhaust straight from the engine is very bad for
the air. The EGR valve recaptures that Exhaust and runs it through the combustion
process again, which lowers the temperature of the fumes (Exhaust gas) and lowers the amount of pollution
exiting into the atmosphere.
If you don't fix it you won't pass SMOG in California. You may experience
rough idling and poor acceleration.
Get your "EGR port plugs" from Honda. They will have it.
Removing the injectors are important to allow clearance to the port plugs.
When you pull out the injectors you might as well clean them since they are
Slide hammers make pulling the port plugs out easily.
Drill with a bit the size of your tap. Drilling halfway through the port
plug to should be enough distance to fully grab the port with the slide
If after you clean your ports and valve the CEL has not been cleared, you
EGR valve maybe faulty and needs to be replaced.
96' Prelude VTEC Power Baby!
Just testing out my prelude vtec with it's awesome h22a1 power house. Hope
you will enjoy as long as your a gear head. :)
HONDA V-Tec Operation
HONDA V-Tec Operation
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Describes the operation of the HONDA V-Tec variable valve timing system.
Like never seen before, this animation goes into details on the mechanical
principle of the V-Tec system. The Honda V-Tec system is a dual setting
variable valve timing system. It is meant to give high efficiency and low
power at lower RPM and high power and low efficiency at higher RPMs. There
have been a few incarnations of V-Tec, which came out in the late 80's, but
their principle is the same. See it all here with high quality visual
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1997 BB6 Honda Prelude Mugen Twin Loop Exhaust Zoom H1 H22 VTEC
After many tests and hours of driving around at a local track, I've
narrowed down the most decent settings with the Zoom H1 in order to capture
the sound of the Mugen Twin Loop Exhaust. I did the best I could with the tools,
software and my current knowledge. I still think this is a terrible video
but I've been trying so hard to capture the right balance of engine and Exhaust note in one clip that I'm
thinking I require more mics in order to capture the sound one is able to
hear in person within the cabin of the vehicle. So this video will have to
do for now until I master this stuff.
Spoon Spoon Sports
I ♥ Japan
5th Gen Prelude
GoPro HD Hero
Mugen Twin Loop
Mugen Twin Loop Exhaust
1999 Honda Prelude 5-spd Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 1999 Honda Prelude. I take
viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car while
showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues
to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it, start
it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough tour/review of
this car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the
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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