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Old 12-18-2011, 11:20 PM   #1
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I drive a 2000 Honda civic SI which I've had for 5 or so months, I was not experienced in driving a car with a manual transmission so it tool me some time to get used to the way it all works. I've been doing a lot of reading on the way that vtec works and all that and I found out that if your check engine light is on vtec will not engage. Well my check engine light is on but I can still shift all the way up at 7000 something that I found out from reading a post in another thread that I would not be able to do if vtec wasnt engaging. Has anyone else ever seen this happen?
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Old 12-19-2011, 01:33 AM   #2
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pull the check engine light using the link above or use a scanner and post code
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Old 12-19-2011, 05:26 AM   #3
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it depends on the code.
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Depending on the code. My vtec still engages although I have a VSS sensor issue at the moment.
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Old 12-19-2011, 10:37 AM   #6
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your vtec probly isn't engaging, rev limit with vtec on a b16a is mid 8k rpms, not 7. you shouldn't be taking your car that high if your cel is on any ways that's asking for trouble.
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