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Old 03-06-2005, 07:29 PM   #1
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Flashing Check Engine Light

Hey guys, its me, Skip, again. So I was driving my car around today for a little joyride, when all of a sudden, my car shook violently and there was a loud boom. Ever since then, my check engine light has been flashing and my car sputters badly. It sounds like its about to explode when I go into VTEC.

What should I do?
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Old 03-06-2005, 08:03 PM   #2
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when I go into VTEC.
HUH???????wtf????
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Old 03-06-2005, 08:04 PM   #3
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I have an RSX Type S
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Old 03-06-2005, 09:20 PM   #4
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Hey guys, its me, Skip, again. So I was driving my car around today for a little joyride, when all of a sudden, my car shook violently and there was a loud boom. Ever since then, my check engine light has been flashing and my car sputters badly. It sounds like its about to explode when I go into VTEC.

What should I do?
Sell it and buy a real car dude!
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Old 03-06-2005, 09:41 PM   #5
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when u go into vtech......what the f*uck does that mean?
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Old 03-06-2005, 09:51 PM   #6
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When he "goes into VTEC" makes sense. I hear a lot of people say that or when they "hit VTEC". VTEC isn't active at every RPM, only above a certain RPM. The cpu senses when the car is at full throttle (or at least heavy throttle) and above that certain RPM (not sure exactly what RPM that is: JDMCivic might be able to tell you) and it increases the valve timing and lift to create more power. It also makes a "meaner" engine note!!!Same thing as Ecotec, VVT, etc.

P.S. Not sure if I'm 100% correct but Im sure JDMCivic could clean it up if I have any mistakes, Im pretty sure thats the general idea though.
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action, have you noticed it being louder than normal under normal driving conditoins? Could be an exhaust leak or somethin... Dont know why it would have banged though. Maybe it backfired. But I dont think that would explain the vibrations.
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Old 03-06-2005, 11:27 PM   #8
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Dude when my vtec hit in my cavi it was at like 5500rpms and it stayed till redline which was like 9500rpms!
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action, have you noticed it being louder than normal under normal driving conditoins? Could be an exhaust leak or somethin... Dont know why it would have banged though. Maybe it backfired. But I dont think that would explain the vibrations.
That might be a backfire. And is the shakeing all the time or is it off and on and is it only during acceleration or deceleration or idle. Sorry for all of the questions i have alot of freinds who know alot about Honda's and Acura's. Plus i know alot of auto mecanics.
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P.S. Not sure if I'm 100% correct but Im sure JDMCivic could clean it up if I have any mistakes, Im pretty sure thats the general idea though.
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