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actionjackson said:
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?
I hope you're not one of those fake RSX owners trying to make us look bad. I don't know why you'd be asking on THIS site... Anyway, if this is truly happening, bring it into the dealer and they'll pull the engine OBD-II code for you (likely for a price). I don't know if you're out of your warantee period yet but get it checked out.

Also, it helps to know what you did prior to this happening. It also might help to "reset" your ECU but this doesn't. You can't simply disconnect the battery. I think you've got to find the right fuse to pull. What kind of gas did you put in? Did you overrev when downshifting? Did you have a tune-up or bring it in for maintenance lately? Maybe a sparkplug's not firing? I'm not even going to speculate on what happened. Get it checked out.


impalass96 said:
when u go into vtech......what the f*uck does that mean?
The RSX-S enters VTEC (no H) at 5800 RPM. It leaves VTEC at 5600 RPM. VTEC is just Honda's way of saying variable valve timing. It uses different cam lobes in VTEC. Essentially, it's entering performance mode.
 

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JDMCivic said:
Yes you did.

Scourge, being as he has an RSX, would probably be able to answer the specific questions better.

Thanks for the confidence in me. Unfortunately I have no idea what's going on. I gave a few suggestions of stuff to look at or think about. We don't know the whole story plus this is something the dealer will need to look at anyway. Sounds pretty serious.


actionjackson said:
I posted here because I feel a sense of security around you guys. The other forums are larger and everyone is so pushy and arrogant.

What is OBD-II?
It's still worth a shot. You can't be afraid to ask questions. The worst someone could say, is "SEARCH!!!" but your situation sounds pretty unique.

OBD-II covers 3 different diagnostic protocols. Same connector is used to grab your OBD-II data. All cars made in and after 1996 have OBD-II. Means you can go to most tune-up places and they can tell you what the computer believes is wrong. See this site for more info.
 
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