The VTEC Solenoid on my engine was leaking engine oil thru the wire (a very uncommon problem), so I have gotten a used one from the used car importers.
After some time with 500 grit sandpaper, managed to get a little 'blink' back.
Part no. 15825-P08-005
Part name: FILTER ASSY., SPOOL VALVE
Part no. 36172-P08-005
Part name: PACKING, SOLENOID BASE
The one on left is the old seal and the one on the right is the new seal. Notice that the new comes with strainer.