how come the vtec does not kick in? ( sohc engine)

Asked by Aug 05, 2012 at 07:09 PM about the 1997 Honda Civic Coupe EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 Answers


because you're using it wrong


cause the ex has no vtec and even if it was the sohc vtec is intake only and you wont hear a difference and barely feel a diff

um actually they are wrong your vtec solenoid could be bad and not working i am a proud owner of a 98 honda civic ex d16y8 VTEC and yes it is a VTEC indeed and i can tell a diff in the sound as it kicks in right around 5,500 RPM!!

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