Solving Engine Performance Issues (Part 1) - EricTheCarGuy
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Leak down testing
I get a lot of questions via email and over at the forum about the steps to
take when you encounter a performance issue like my Subaru's hesitation
issue and I often feel like I sound like a broken record when I cover the
basic steps that I cover when encountering a situation like that. My main
point here is that if you have a performance problem and you're going to
throw parts at the problem start with the basics before you to off and
start replacing sensors that you suspect are a problem, if you don't have
evidence of a faulty sensor then don't start there start with the simple
tune up items and check for vacuum leaks and air leaks as I've shown here
and I believe you'll have better results and save yourself some money in
the process. In short the rule of KISS applies, Keep It Simple Stupid.
If you have questions about your own engine performance issues head over to
my website and either ask the search function or ask the forum, we'd be
happy to help.
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Honda Accord VTEC Solenoid Gaskets Replacement
In this video I show you how to replace both VTEC solenoid valve gaskets
(valve to cylinder head and solenoid to valve) on 1994-1997 Accords.
This is a common cause of oil leaks on the upper passenger side of the
engine next to the distributor shaft seal, distributor o ring, and valve
It seems the same engineers who buried the Accords fuel filter also decided
to make the VTEC solenoid valve difficult to remove as well. One of the
bolts for the valve is buried so deep you have to partially drain the
cooling system and use a u-joint to get it out.
I take your through the process step by step from removal of all the parts
to re installation.
This video ran a bit longer than I wanted it to but considering how
deceptively easy this job looks at first glance (until you can't get that
one remaining hidden bolt on the valve off to remove it) I decided to leave
in as much detail as possible.
You will need to add new coolant and bleed the cooling system to avoid
engine damage after you're done. If you need that info here is the link to
my cooling system bleeding video.
Honda part numbers used in the video:
Solenoid to valve gasket: 36172-P0A-005
VTEC valve to cylinder head gasket: 15825-P0A-015
VTEC oil pressure switch o-ring: 91319-PR3-003
Thermostat housing to intake gasket: 91312-P0A-000
Thermostat housing to connecting pipe o-ring: 91314-PH7-003
These part numbers should work on all 1994-1997 Accords with VTEC but as
always check with your dealer to confirm these part numbers will work with
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How VTEC Sound Like
This is what VTEC should sound like. The crossover to the high cams should
be linear without any power loss. My car was tuned to make maximum power
across the RPM range. This was done in 4th gear.
I Dynoed 210whp &
154wtq on a Dynojet.
Car: 2008 Honda Civic Si FG2
Tune: Hondata FlashPro
VTEC kicks in at 4k RPM all the way to a redline of 8.6k RPM.
"VTEC (which stands for Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control)
is an electronic and mechanical system in some Honda engines that allows
the engine to effectively have multiple camshafts. As the engine moves into
different rpm ranges, the engine's computer can activate alternate lobes on
the camshaft and change the cam's timing. In this way, the engine gets the
best features of low-speed and high-speed camshafts in the same engine."
Here is my Civic's record at the drag strip:
Best VTEC sounds compilation PART 2
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QCdqy3woXo
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lag, hig revs, big turbos, 2step
battles... etc. Coming soon!
Lewis SO LOW STATIC Euro Accord
The only thing that can be said is HOLY SH*T. While patiently waiting on
this people been drooling over the fact of how he was going to make his new
set of work wheels to fit his car. Test fitment picture went Viral on
instagram and facebook. But finally it made it to the streets, and the
amount of broken necks is infinite. But god damm being static in the north
east is no joke. You are bound to get stuck somewhere. This is Lewis 2006
Acura TSX. This build took him a while to execute but he made it. The wait
was worth it. He decided to do a full conversion of the Euro Accord. Of
course this is not meant to be everyone's cup of coffee. But this was the
style he aimed for, a hated style in this scene that people just can't get
along with. "it looks broken" "it looks stupid" "he just destroyed this
car" and many more hate comments come with this package. Lewis don't mind
these comments, he build his car for himself, And as far for serious
innovations, we support all types of car styles, this is a form of art in
our eyes and we definitely approve. We are happy to be involved with this
build. Enjoy the feature!!!
Full feature: http://seriousinnovations.com/it-looks-broken/
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RARE! VTEC sound/noise, i-VTEC motor/engine, 09 Honda Civic Si
Im purposely Under Shifting to show my viewers what VTEC sounds like
instead of only hearing it once every time i go from 1st to 2nd.
09 Honda civic si, put in a Ram Air/ Short ram Intake by Injen, and i
wanted to let people hear the sound the intake makes on the Si. it sounds
not bad. just cruising around the block in my town. there is lots of
traffic and cops in the area so i couldn't do much 3rd gear pulls.
is it Ram air intake or short ram intake?
sorry about the quality, i had it on HD when i recorded it and now it looks
pretty fuzzy on youtube. comment and rate this video please and drive
and also a great video to show people who arent sure what VTEC or i-VTEC
motor/engine is and what it sounds like. just for the curious folks.
driving right up to vtec range and then shifting early to show multiple
crossover for more than just one gear.