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Old 09-16-2004, 12:17 AM
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Default Low Oil + VAFC = VTEC Work?

Hi,

You know how VTEC will not work if you're running a bit low on oil. I was wondering if your VTEC will work if you have low oil but have a VAFC?

Tell me.

Thanks
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Default Re: Low Oil + VAFC = VTEC Work? (tianporn)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by tianporn &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hi,

You know how VTEC will not work if you're running a bit low on oil. I was wondering if your VTEC will work if you have low oil but have a VAFC?

Tell me.

Thanks</TD></TR></TABLE>

You told yourself buddy. Why does this matter anyways????
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Default Re: Low Oil + VAFC = VTEC Work? (94_HATCH)

probably not, because your VTEC requires good oil pressure to operate.
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I don't think it would work.....
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Default Re: Low Oil + VAFC = VTEC Work? (tianporn)

I have to agree. I have never had good experiences with VTEC if my oil is low.
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Default Re: Low Oil + VAFC = VTEC Work? (tianporn)

mines used to go on and off with low oil
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Ca the V-AFC boost oil pressure? I'm not sure, but I don't think so. If there is low oil pressure, ir will not work. Simple as that.
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Default Re: Low Oil + VAFC = VTEC Work? (tianporn)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by tianporn &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">You know how VTEC will not work if you're running a bit low on oil. I was wondering if your VTEC will work if you have low oil but have a VAFC?</TD></TR></TABLE>
A V-AFC has nothing to do with oil pressure. So no, it won't make a difference.

Keep your oil filled to the proper level.
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I say it wont because even without a VAFC, VTEC still has an enage point, whats the difference if its lower or not.
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why would you even want to do that, just change your damn oil when this problem occurs
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by SIowner &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">why would you even want to do that, just change your damn oil when this problem occurs </TD></TR></TABLE>
yeah or at least add oil!
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Default Re: Low Oil + VAFC = VTEC Work? (tianporn)

vtec is not gonna work without enough oil.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Phatch99 &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">vtec is not gonna work without enough oil.</TD></TR></TABLE>

Thanks captain obvious..

After 20 people reply with the same thing you just stated.
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Default Re: Low Oil + VAFC = VTEC Work? (Jimmy)

A few things, that make me kind of know where the original poster is coming from on this topic.

Normally your car has to warm up to engage VTEC, but not when you have a VAFC. The same goes for speed, but with the VAFC it will engage.

However:
I recently rebuilt my head. After putting it back on, I used some cheap *** oil that ended up burning off REALLY fast. In one week, oil was down past the dip stick. VTEC would come on and off after the point of engagement.
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Default Re: Low Oil + VAFC = VTEC Work? (WAFFLES)

Yeah my point is i know VTEC will not work when there is low oil pressure and the car is cold... but with a VAFC it controls VTEC so i was just wondering if the VAFC would override the oil pressure parameter as well.

It's just a random question. Of course driving your car with ******* no oil is pretty stupid.
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I thought the VAFC spliced into the oil sensor? Could that affect things?

I don't have the wiring diagram sitting in front of me.....
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when i had my vafc i could crank it up and as soon as i did take it down the road and vtec would engage. that car temp neddle wouldn't have even moved yet. i know that my friends itr has tp warm up before it will engage and so did my old gsr.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by SprayinCX &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">when i had my vafc i could crank it up and as soon as i did take it down the road and vtec would engage. that car temp neddle wouldn't have even moved yet. i know that my friends itr has tp warm up before it will engage and so did my old gsr.</TD></TR></TABLE>
see, honda programs safeguards into the ECU for people like you. nice job beating the **** out of your cold engine, im sure it shortened the life significantly

i hope you never get a turbocharged car, youll be boosting as soon as you get the key in the ignition.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Dimi &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Ca the V-AFC boost oil pressure? I'm not sure, but I don't think so. If there is low oil pressure, ir will not work. Simple as that.</TD></TR></TABLE>
no the vafc cannot boost oil pressure, if you are low on oil JUST ADD SOME DAMN OIL. running vtec on a low-oil engine could cause engine-damaging (even blowing) problems. oil is very important, dont be lazy.
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