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Old 09-16-2004, 10:38 PM
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i have a 2000 civic ex and im not sure if its an sohc or dohc. i dont know much about cars im tryin to learn and i was lookin in the haynes manual and my cars manual and cant figure it out. if anyone can help me out thatd be badass, thanks.
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Default Re: dohc or sohc? (curtissays)

If it's stock, it's a SOHC engine. D16Y8 SOHC VTEC.
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no better way than to pop that hood and just look around @ EVERYTHING hehe ... ull find the engine code eventually i knew squat about cars before i got my civ in april .... i don't know alot now but i sure as hell know alot more than i knew lol congrats on the purhase btw hehe
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Default Re: dohc or sohc? (JDM Ninja)

ok this may sound dumb but if its a vtec would it say it somewhere, cause every one that ive seen says it somewhere, but i dont know thats why im askin
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should be on the valve cover. but if yours is an ex it is a sohc vtec
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Default Re: dohc or sohc? (curtissays)

I dont think they say VTEC on them but I could be wrong, I know mine doesnt and its the same engine just its in my 96 coupe. Just says HONDA on it.
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sweet, thanks for the help i appretiate it. also, do you if its possible to adjust the timing with a timing light yourself?
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im still stuck in the obd1 age

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by DOHC4life &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I dont think they say VTEC on them but I could be wrong, I know mine doesnt and its the same engine just its in my 96 coupe. Just says HONDA on it.</TD></TR></TABLE>
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if it's vtec it says on the valve cover if everything stock ;-)
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A lot of EX Civic's don't have VTEC on the valve cover...
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alright, does anyone know if you can adjust the timing yourself?
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yea just adjust the distributor but make sure you use a timing gun and know what your stock setting is supposed to be.. i believe most stock hondas are around 16 but look it up
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sweet man thanks for the help i appretiate it.
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look a couple inches under the valve cover, on the front face of the block, there is a 2" stamp that has a number like d16y8, thats your engine. Look for that, then use the search button.
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yep...y8 valve covers don't have vtec written on them, only way to tell from y7's is the solenoid.

btw....does anyone know the stock timing on a y7? is it the same as the y8?
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y8=SOHC
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by JDM Ninja &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">D16Y8 SOHC VTEC.</TD></TR></TABLE>

and it does not say vtec on the valvecover, but if its an ex you have vtec

only some sohc 94 ex's have vtec on the valvecover
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all ex models r sohc
 
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to figure it out if you dont know about codes and **** just pop the hood and look to the right of the head and look on the side if it has two cam gears its dohc and if it has one its sohc or just look at it if it looks wider than usual than its dohc
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Old 09-17-2004, 06:44 AM
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on the valve cover if the sparks are facing away it's non vtec, if it's facing towards you it's vtec.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by DemostheneZ &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">on the valve cover if the sparks are facing away it's non vtec, if it's facing towards you it's vtec.</TD></TR></TABLE>

thats not true. example: d16y7

the easiest way to tell if an engine has vtec just by looking at it, is to look for the vtec solenoid (sp?). it is located just behind the valve cover all the way to the left (on your d16y8. its in a slightly different spot on the dohcs)
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unless your civic is a si its not going to be dohc. All other civic came with a sohc engine...ex's were vtec, most others came non-vtec stock
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92-93 SOHC VTEC engines did not say VTEC on the valvecover.
94-95 SOHC VTEC engines did say VTEC on them.
96-00 SOHC VTEC engines did not say VTEc on them.

Why are you wanting to adjust the timing? Do you mean the timing in terms of moving the distributor, or the timing in terms of the cam and crank timing which means messing with the timing belt. the timing belt timing being off will make a car run like total ****.
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if you have the right engine in it, it will say d16y8 and it'a sohc vtec
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yep...y8 valve covers don't have vtec written on them, only way to tell from y7's is the solenoid.
btw....does anyone know the stock timing on a y7? is it the same as the y8?


wrong, intake and intake manifold are different as well
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