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Old 03 Feb 2010, 10:46 pm
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Default How to tell if VTEC is engaging on my 1995 Honda Prelude?

Hello, I have a 1995 VTEC Prelude with an H22. The car has no check engine lights, I have reset the ECU, checked and cleaned the VTEC solenoid screen (which wasn't necessary), full tune-up and engine flush (before screen cleaning). Anyways, in my previous H22 1993 prelude it was very obvious that the VTEC was kicking in, in this car it drives very nice and accelerates good past VTEC crossover rpm limit, but is hard to tell if it's really engaging. The other lude did have a 3" exhaust and this is stock. How can I be sure???
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Old 03 Feb 2010, 11:01 pm
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You 100% positive it's the H22A1 and not the F22A1?

Only way to really tell is listen for the "mmmmmmBAAHHHHH" as VTEC kicks in lol. Low oil pressure will cause it not to kick in so be sure to check the oil level. The 3'' exhaust probably did help you hear it more but sometimes you have to really listen for the VTEC crossover, like on the D series motors where you can't feel or hear it much unless it's cammed.

Edit: Check out this link, it'll give you some help if you really think it's not kicking in.

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