is my 97 Honda Civic Vtec?

Asked by Jan 11, 2018 at 09:51 PM about the 1997 Honda Civic LX

Question type: General

I bought a 97 Honda Civic Lx Sedan Automatic  it came
with an aftermarket engine but I don't know if it is Vtec or
not I was told I need to check the Automatic shift solenoid

3 Answers

More pictures of the engine


That looks non-vtec. I'm not seeing a vtec solenoid. Buy it's hard to tell. Most likely non-vtec. Lx was non-vtec and to swap a vtec motor takes some knowledge.


And it the correct term is a engine swap. Not aftermarket

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