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Old 23rd July 2006, 11:01   #1
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Calling all OHC experts.... Most OHC VTECs I have seen came badged only as CITY VTEC (on the rear). Were there any OHCs at all that were badged as CITY 1.5 VTEC EXi ?
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As far as I remember, nope. The best way to identify a VTEC is to pop the hood, and look for VTEC written on the head, on the cam cover. And what looks like a green coloured socket on the left hand side near the intake manifold flange.
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Vtecs only come with the "CITY VTEC" badge at the rear (with the HONDA badge on the opposite side).

Here's a pic of my car - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vbpicg...p?do=big&p=215

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Hey everyone...

Calling all OHC experts.... Most OHC VTECs I have seen came badged only as CITY VTEC (on the rear). Were there any OHCs at all that were badged as CITY 1.5 VTEC EXi ?
I think what you might have seen is a 1.5 EXi with an added on VTEC sticker. As Shan2nu & P_H pointed out the OHC came only with an VTEC badge at the back no 1.5 or EXi badging was present. And yes the actual way of surely identifying a VTEC is to pop the hood & look at the engine like P_H said.
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It should look like this:


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Look at dials with blue clor, double barrel silencer, brush aluminium finish in interiors with Alpine audio. These where the cosmetic changes in VTech over 1.5
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Also the 14" Honda alloys.....
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simplest of all, pop the hood, you should find VTEC on the engine.
@irghava: damn i love those stock vtec headrests!!

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Look at dials with blue clor,
Not after 2002 - it is plain black
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Not after 2002 - it is plain black
Is it? Coz i've never seen this. Every "post 2002" model i've seen came with blue background and red needles (instead of white).

GTO, you've got a post 2002 model right?

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mine is black unless I am colour blind
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mine is black unless I am colour blind
And what colour are the needles? Red or white?

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And what colour are the needles? Red or white?

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Yeah Shan2nu I too have a 2003 model and it has black dials with red/orange needles.
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Look for the following:

1. The 14" enkei alloys.
2. The twin exhaust finishers.
3. The spoiler with center brake light.
4. The 7200 rpm red-line.
5. Pop the hood - the Engine should have a serial starting with B15C2.
6. And surely VTEC logo on head cover.
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Yup - the engine's got VTEC etched on it. I've been told that the EARLIEST VTECs (ie manufactured in 2000) came badged like this. I did a google - and sure enough I found links for the earliest reviews for a "Honda - City 1.5 Exi VTEC". Please follow http://nettlinx.com/autos/buycardescription.asp?id=+32 to have a look.

What do you guys make of this?
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