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Old 09 Jun 2008, 08:31 pm
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Default Honda Engine Type??

how can i tell what type of engine i have? where is it located in the VIN? will it tell me if it is a VTEC or not? and if it is a SOHC or DOHC? it is a 98 civic EX 2dr. thank you in advance.
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Old 09 Jun 2008, 08:46 pm
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not 100% sure but unless it has a engine swap it should be a D16Y8 which is SOHC VTEC
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Old 09 Jun 2008, 09:01 pm
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look the the right of your headers. between the headers and tranny. it will say something like d16 d15 b16 blah blah. if its D series its single. its its B series its dual. so single SOHC dual DOHC which is just dual over head cam or single over head cam. you can usually tell though. heres a picture difference the first link is dohc second sohc as u can tell. big difference in the look between the two. if its vtec it will usually say it on the valve cover. like u see in the pics. if you have doubts find the engine code by the headers and tranny like i said and message me and i can tell you. or you can drive it and if at around 5500 rpm it sounds like you floored it. you have vtec. heres a video so u know what it sounds like. it sounds like you floor it suddenly but you dont. hits at about 20-21 seconds and again at about 43-44 seconds. its very distiguishable.
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Old 09 Jun 2008, 09:16 pm
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all civic ex have VTEC unless for some reason someone swapped it out for a non VTEC engine. cannot think of a reason someone would do that though
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