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Can someone explain in lamens terms what VTEC is?

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Old 02-03-2009, 01:30 PM
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Default Can someone explain in lamens terms what VTEC is?

help a little honda boy understand what exactly is VTEC please
and what exactly does it do in my 2005 accord v6
 
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Old 02-03-2009, 01:33 PM
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VTEC is variable valve timing. It is a third lobe on the camshaft that the engine switches over to. For accords its more of a gas mileage thing. For civics and preludes and NSXs and Integras and things of this sort its a more aggressive cam lobe that adds power in the higher rpms.

 
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Look at Wikipedia ...... under VTEC.
 
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Old 02-04-2009, 10:32 AM
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Youtube has a pretty good video on how it looks inside your motor.
 
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It's like a turbo without a turbo!
 
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Originally Posted by Vipers4Life View Post
It's like a turbo without a turbo!
Yeah, and according to the mechanic at Honda, it "kicks in" too!
 
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Originally Posted by Vipers4Life View Post
It's like a turbo without a turbo!
Thats funny.
 
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Lol it's a good way to describe it! And Mihalis, it does kick in at a certain rpm.
 
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Old 02-05-2009, 06:17 PM
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Its pure automotive genius if you ask me!
 
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