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So i got rear ended back in nov. 2015 and my bumper had to be replaced and the trunk had to be fixed. when i was driving yesterday i saw the malfunction light come on and my car would start jerking once it got to 3000 rpm. My car was fine before the accident . after i got it home from the shop i drove it for one day and havent driven it since then. The shop is telling me its the vtec solenoid valve. Could the accident have caused this valve to wear out?
 

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Most likely not related to the rear end collision. VTEC solenoid is sensitive to the type of oil used, as it is oil pressure driven.

Older mechanics believe that thicker oil is better, while in reality, there is no link between oil's lubricity and viscosity. However, thicker oils can not flow through passages designed for thinner oils. 5W-30 is probably the thickest oil you could use in the CR-V.

5W-20 and 0W-20 are ideal.
 
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