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Old 15 Apr 2012, 05:39 am
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Default How can i tell if my honda del sol engine is vtec?

So i have a 93 honda del sol SI. I know its for sure an SI because all four wheels have disc brakes and i know that only SI del sols have that. I also know that the 93 del sol came with a d16z6 engine and that they are vtec, however my cars engine doesnt say vtec on the top of it. I heard some honda engines dont say vtec on them but they still are vtec. Is there any chance my car might not be vtec? Or is it? Thanks for the help.
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Old 15 Apr 2012, 05:49 am
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Open the hood.
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Old 15 Apr 2012, 06:01 am
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No yours has a d16 motor so no
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Old 15 Apr 2012, 06:16 am
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Yes it has a vtec. see the site below, and some of the d16 did come with a vtec and this is one of them































en.wikipedia.org
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Old 15 Apr 2012, 06:33 am
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I'd suggest that you give the dealership the engine number and vehicle's Vin numbers they can tell you whats what.
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Old 15 Apr 2012, 06:46 am
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If your engine doesn't say VTEC on it and it is a VTEC, then it is one of the very first VTEC engines Honda made. I have a 94 Accord EX in which the engine is labeled VTEC. But my 93 Civic EX didn't have a VTEC engine. I doubt you have VTEC. But check with the dealer to be sure.
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Old 15 Apr 2012, 07:05 am
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All d16z6's are vtec. You should hear it kick in around 4800 rpm's. Unless it was swapped with a non-vtec 1.6l(like a d16y7 the 96-97 sol s had that engine) all Del Sol SI's were vtec.
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Old 15 Apr 2012, 07:18 am
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The engine code is stamped on the engine block on the exhaust side near the gearbox. Scrape the muck off with a blade (it's a flat surface) to reveal it. Its THE ONLY way to know truly which motor you have. Dealers don't know jack unless it's in a parts list. d16z6 = vtec
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