Fuel and Emissions System Description - VTEC System

VTEC System


  • This mechanism improves fuel efficiency and reduces exhaust emissions at all levels of engine speed, vehicle speed, and engine load.
  • The VTEC mechanism changes the valve lift and timing by using more than one cam profile.
  • The VTEC system changes the cam profile (angle) at cruising speeds
    (Cam angle is changed to obtain the EGR effect and reduce pumping loss).

Operation


At engine start, and high load

  • The rocker arm oil control valve is OFF.
  • Oil pressure then enters secondary rocker arm B from the oil passage in the intake rocker shaft.
    This forces the VTEC switching piston into secondary rocker arm A against the return spring and disengages secondary arm A from secondary arm B to stop valve actuation.


 

At cruise

The rocker arm oil control valve switches oil pressure to the oil passage in the intake rocker arm shaft. Oil pressure then enters secondary rocker arm A, and it moves the VTEC switching piston in the rocker arm.
This causes the VTEC switching piston to slide into secondary rocker arm B, locking secondary rocker arms A and B together.