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Old 27 Jun 2008, 04:16 am
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Default Are Honda VTEC models inline/straight or V-type engines?

We already know that VTEC means Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control but does this also mean it is a V-type engine? Lots of people, including myself, are confused because an engine which usually starts with a "V" is always associated with the V-type engine. Any answer would help. Thanks!
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Old 27 Jun 2008, 04:31 am
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nah they are all inline 4, my Accord has one going on 240k miles too
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Old 27 Jun 2008, 04:46 am
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you said it your self....V stand for Variable! that is it...the Vtec system are on both inline 4 engines as well as V6 honda engines.
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Old 27 Jun 2008, 05:01 am
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In all of the Honda cars with a 4 cylinder will be inline and the 6 cylinder engine will be in the V configuration. VTEC and i-VTEC are just technologies by Honda. It has nothing to do with the configuration of the cylinders. Hope this clears it up.
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Old 27 Jun 2008, 05:17 am
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V-Tec and V-type engine (configuration) are two different things. V-Tec is variable valve timing, as you mentioned. and a V-type engine configuration is one in which the cylinders are layed out in a V shape, connected at the bottom of the V by the crank. while a straight/ inline have the cylinders all in a row.V-type configuration:cylinder cylinder \\ // 0 crankStraight/ Inline configuration cylinder II 0 crank
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Old 27 Jun 2008, 05:31 am
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In general, VTEC is a mechanism Honda incorporated into some of their motors to either get better gas mileage and or maintain daily drivabilty with performance cams. Knowing that, VTEC can be part of any configuration motor that Honda owns; whether it's V or Inline.For example...Acura NSX has the DOHC VTEC on it's V6 motor while cars like the '00 Honda Civic SI also has the same system in it's Inline 4 motor. SOHC VTEC can be found in an Accord V6 as well as in a Accord Inline 4. I hope that makes some sense.
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Old 27 Jun 2008, 05:46 am
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the only honda with a "V"-6 is the accord and then the trucks/ suvs/vans ie ridgeline, passport, oddyssey
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