dave h: Nice job. The video was great, and very informative. It was a big help.
PETER MOSS: great vid thanks for the heads up with what looked looked an easy job ,but
turned out to be mine field for the unsuspecting , i can now understand how
Honda s management are millionaires .
jcwat: just did this job today. my back is still recovering from all that bending.
I even had to buy more coolant and bleed the system. thanks for the video
it made this job 10 times easier.
Hendrik Hallo: Damn thats a poor design to remove that solenoid valve. Nice writeup
Law Edison: quality video :)
Kalawina Goodale: This was the best demo of how to change out a VTEC Gasket I have seen,
thank you. Now; is it the same for a CR-V? I could not fine anything on
YouTube for VTEC gasket replacement for a CR-V
everardo hernandez: ok thas nise video this to long and expresive step and step thanks
J Amin: Very Detailed and Professional! Awesome Job, Thanks For Your Great Effort
And Educational Video........
Collin Amedee: I've got a stripped 12mm bolt on my Water Inlet Housing, any
recommendations to get it out? The area is to small to hammer in a smaller
Mark Herrada: Would this be the same on the F23a1 motor on a 2000 Honda Accord?
nere de lesma: My 2001 honda accord having trouble stare it my stared, alternator and
battery are good what Should i look for? Fuses are good too
NoahFaksYou: Where did you get your gaskets? Dealership?
Matt Oberlander: Thanks. Very well done video!
James Barber: hello bushougoma do you know if the vtec valve is leaking i should replace
the whole entire valve or can i just replace the gaskets to stop the leak
ramon hernandez: nice video!!!(>_<)
fifo32: I have a 96 accord ex. My vtec solenoid doesn't have that oil pressure plug
in or sensor. It's just a bolt ran in there. What's the reason for that?
TheYoooth: think this will be the same as a 00' prelude? think my gasket is leaking
jbach72: Wow man. You're awesome video just saved me. I'm not extremely handy but
your step by step guide just allowed me to save hundreds of dollars in
labor charges. I spent like $25 on gaskets, and that's it. Thanks! Nice
job. Very thorough, and great camera quality!
modwickman: I've done this without removing the thermostat housing or any of the
coolant hoses. Stubby flex gear wrench ;)
Jon Whyte: I have an '03 Honda Accord with this problem, I've bought the gasket( block
to valve-I guess) It seems like a very easy going project on my car. There
is nothing blocking it, since its directly on the back of the motor. The
only problem is that it just beyond the line of sight. I'm sure a mirror
could fix that without any issues. I'm new to working on my own vehicle, so
my question may seem stupid-sorry- do I have to drain the oil out to do
this repair? Thanks for your response!
Bushougoma: Access on the preludes is even easier a lot less stuff in the way.
Bushougoma: That is a 6th generation Honda (1998-2002) the one in the video is a 5th
gen but yes the process will be similar.
Bushougoma: No it activates VTEC a more aggressive cam profile.
Bushougoma: If you have a thin profile box end wrench you can get that badly located
bolt loose without opening the cooling system. Gearwrench makes a nice
affordable set and the big 3 tool companies do too. The fatter end of
cheaper box end wrenches won't allow you get the box end on square due to
the cramped quarters around the bolt and that's a bad place to round a
fastener. I didn't expect most people to have the more expensive box end
wrenches so I went about it differently. Thanks For Watching.
Jerry Smietanka: Best video about Vtec! One question so far; in 2000 Accord/4 cyl/do I have
to go the same way, or I can just remove water hose with thermostat to get
to the bottom bolt of selenoid?
Gary Helena: where did you get those parts from??
Bushougoma: Yes the process will be similar.
Bushougoma: Yes the process is similar.
Eduardo Rafael Cortés Mulero: Hi! Your videos are really professional, you're a pro. I have this accord
2001 EX 2dr, recently my mechanic changed the vtec gasket because I had a
leak. When I got back the car it
Bushougoma: That's the heater core inlet hose I have already made a video on replacing
it. You can find the part number in that videos description.
Bushougoma: I would change the inlet housing o-rings since you'll have to remove it to
access the final bolt for the VTEC valve at the bottom. Even then you'll
need a u-joint to break it loose. You're going to be partially draining the
cooling system when you remove the inlet housing. You don't want to risk a
coolant leak if you reuse the old o-rings. The bottle of coolant to refill
the system will cost more than the replacement inlet o-rings.
outdoorsman310: can you operate a vtec solenoid with a code scanner or modus?
salceci: Does the cylinoid itself ever get damaged? Or is the cause of the Vtec not
opening just this gasket?
Mweezzee: This video was awesome, I swapped out my vtec solenoid gaskets and
distributor oring today, this video saved me a lot of money!
Trevor Grosswiler: love your videos, I own a 1997 v6 vtec Honda Accord that I abused in high
school; I'm bringing it back to life (hondas are tanks) its a great car :)
so these videos are perfect, they help me out a lot! keep up the good work
looking forward to see more!
Bushougoma: Check the description. Thanks for watching.
Bushougoma: That's the next generation Accord and the valve is slightly different so
yes it's normal.
Bushougoma: The VTEC solenoid only has one green 12V power wire. It grounds itself
through the block. The PCM driver sends battery voltage through the green
wire to open the valve. What do you mean by doing the wiring? Are you
attempting to retrofit a non-VTEC engine with VTEC? That will require a
cylinder head and PCM swap.
Bushougoma: On the earlier OBD2 Accords I don't believe there is functionality to
command the solenoid on. But there is a ON / OFF PID for both the VTEC oil
pressure switch and the VTEC solenoid to aid in troubleshooting.
TrueBlueEG8: you got my like for the intro music,smooth :)
kzenmce1: do you have any experience doing the wiring for the vtec valve? i dont
wanna go stripping things down without knowing what i'm doing. the
instructions for this procedure suggest a wiring check at the same time is
why i'm asking. thx
Adam Rosario: hey bushougoma! thank you for your helping me find a leak on my 1997 honda
accord ex v-tec. ,my driveway is full of old oil from a leak, which i paid
many mechanics to fix and could not quite find it, after 2 years finally i
came across this video today and wham!!! problem fixed...once again thank
you. 225,000 mile still running strong.
Bushougoma: Glad I could help. Thanks For Watching.
Bushougoma: Check the oil level first if it's ok. Get a fused jumper wire and apply
battery power to the Green/Yellow wire coming from the VTEC solenoid. The
engine RPM should drop indicating oil pressure is engaging VTEC. If the RPM
doesn't drop put your hand on the solenoid when you apply power if you feel
a click you have a plugged filter screen. The valve will have to be removed
to replace it.
Chris Watson: @Bushougoma hey man great video! Got a quick question if you could help me,
I have a 03 civic vtec and when I was in second and hit 4000rpm (when vtec
should engage) it sputtered and wouldn't go higher. So I took to get code
checked and it was p1259 vtec malfunction. What do you think it is? Do you
think I just need to replace spool valve? Oil level is fine. Thxs for any
advice. I really appreciate it! Thumbs up
Bushougoma: Test the solenoid just supply 12 volts to the single wire you should hear
a click and an RPM change if the valve is mechanically working. If you back
probe the oil pressure switch wire at the connector with a needle
(blue/black) and measure the voltage you should see a voltage change when
you power the valve. If you don't you either have a clogged filter screen,
stuck valve, or bad solenoid. A stuck valve can be cleaned a clogged filter
screen means replacing the gasket.
Jack Martin: Awesome video... My 1999 Accord has been leaking oil like a stuck pig...
After two days of looking for it I found that this little thing is pouring
oil. I am stubborn tho.. gonna try to get it loose without taking the
coolant line loose.. Just wanted to say thanks for taking the time to put
this video together.
Bushougoma: You're right forgot two more the other two part numbers are: Thermostat
housing to intake gasket: 91312-P0A-000 Thermostat housing to connecting
pipe o-ring: 91314-PH7-003 Added to description. Thanks For Watching.
Bushougoma: Thanks for the reminder I knew I forgot something when I uploaded it. The
part numbers are now in the description but I'll post them here. Solenoid
to valve gasket: 36172-P0A-005 VTEC valve to cylinder head gasket:
15825-P0A-015 Pressure switch o-ring: 91319-PR3-003
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