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#1 LS/V-Tech

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 07:45 PM

I have a Acura Integra 94 LS/V-Tech(LS Block with GSR head) with titianium valve springs.
I blew a headgasket and need to have it replace, but I need to know if the head warped also, is there anyway I can
tell if the head warped without taking it to the shop.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 07:50 PM

pull the head and use a true straight edge with gap finder to check.

a yard stick does not count as a straight edge. you need a machinist straight edge.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 08:30 PM

I have a Acura Integra 94 LS/V-Tech(LS Block with GSR head) with titianium valve springs.
I blew a headgasket and need to have it replace, but I need to know if the head warped also, is there anyway I can
tell if the head warped without taking it to the shop.


well i dont konw much about that but i would change your name last time i checked vtec didnt have a H at the end. lol but welcome to hf

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 08:55 PM

pull the head and use a true straight edge with gap finder to check.

a yard stick does not count as a straight edge. you need a machinist straight edge.


what he said but go from cross corners like..left top to right bottom corner...is that makes sense..as well as across the plain.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 09:21 PM

umm harro.. here is a little help to correct your spelling issues

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 03:00 AM

dame not much of a life if your looking for people mis spelling huh. but thanks for the heads up.

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 10:42 AM

were not we just dont like it when ppl miss spell vtec but im sure brianeg2 will have something to say

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 10:44 AM

well its kind of obvious if you did actually have a VTEC head on your car that there is no H.. its kind of in big BOLD letters on the VC that reads DOHC VTEC

no idea how you missed that one.. just curious.. if it is spelled vtech in your little world what does the H stand for? pretty sure vtec = valve timing electric control aka variable valve timing with life electric control.. help me with the H please.. id like to learn a thing or two from a noob since i has no life :happy:

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 10:52 AM

V-Tec-Hooker

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 09:51 PM

It's actually spelled wrong in a lot of places. I think tire rack, edlebrock and some others..If I really felt like it id search out where i've seen it professionally posted wrong but yea...

oh majestic honda labels the del sol VTEC model as V-tec....