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One day you may find that the VCM has indirectly caused your cats to go bad. VCM ---> excessive oil consumption ---> pre-mature plug failure (mainly plug #1) ---> damage to catalytic converters. If you have to replace both converters at the same time, it will cost you $1500-$2000. B.2013 VCM Issue. Jump to Latest ... Piloteers.org forum community offers tech info, troubleshooting, modification DIY’s and discussion for the Honda Pilot SUV. Show Less . Full Forum Listing. Explore Our Forums. 2016-2022 Pilot General Discussions 2003-2008 Pilot 2012-2015 Pilot 2009-2011 Pilot.As soon as the engine is warmed up, and ~40mph is crossed (aka VCM shuts the rear cylinders down on slowdown), it's stuck in 3-cyl mode, all the way down to idle, and when trying to speed back up again. Won't rev past 3500rpm. It restarts in 3-cyl mode and keeps trying to run that way, unless we let it sit for awhile and 'reset'.Current Vehicles: -2015 Pilot EX-L AWD. -2014 Traverse LT2 AWD. -1961 Impala 2 Door Sedan 283 3MT. Family Muscle: -1969 Camaro SS 350 4MT. -1957 210 2 Door Wagon (project) -1939 Ford 3 Window 2 Door (project) Past Vehicles:When the thermostat goes bad in a Honda CRV, you risk causing serious damage to the engine if you do not replace it. Replacing the thermostat is much cheaper and easier then replac...A. It is a device that plugs in line with your Engine Coolant Temperature sensor (ECT1) to effectively lower the perceived temperature reported to the ECU. The goal is to lower the temperature just slightly so that the ECU thinks the temperature of the engine is just below full operating temperature, hence disabling VCM from engaging. Q. What ...The real issue is what is causing the misfires. The misfires are likely the result of fouled plugs again; this time in cylinders 1 and 4. The plugs are probably getting fouled because of the VCM issue, given that you are already getting misfires in such a short time with fresh plugs. How has your oil consumption, if any, been this past year ...Shudder problem fixed! Since I've owned my 2012 Pilot EXL 4WD, it has exhibited a shudder when starting from a dead stop and making a turn which I believe I have fixed. I was able to almost completely eliminate this problem after multiple drain and refills of the Honda ATF with Valvoline Max Life full synthetic ATF.Currently have 7,000 miles on a full synthetic oil change, still full and only slightly discolored. The car runs and handles great. I did have to put new CV axles on mine to stop the slight vibration accelerating from stop to 35mph. The 2010-2012 models had the piston issues, this was corrected starting in 2013.Oct 3, 2016 · 2974 posts · Joined 2015. #7 · Oct 3, 2016. If it were VCMuzzler related (and I don't think it is), the thing to do would be to install the red resistor. While towing, you probably raised the engine coolant temperature considerably and the blue resistor might not be able to keep the temperature below 167°.As a Honda or Acura owner, do you experience excess oil usage, failed motor mount, torque converters, and other engine malfunctions? Then chances are you are a victim of the controversial VCM system. In this article, we'll cover how you can solve the issues above using a VCM disabler and the best VCM disablers in the market.Oh, Boy. | Honda Pilot - Honda Pilot Forums. 2024 Engine. Oh, Boy. Over the course of one evening of research I come to find out this engine (J35Y8 I guess) has (1) Variable Cylinder Management (VCM), generically known as cylinder deactivation, (2) Idle Stop, often referred to generically as a stop-and-go feature and (3) a timing belt instead ...The 2016 Honda Pilot has 3 problems reported for vcm induced vibration. Average repair cost is $100 at 13,400 miles. ... It's worrying when the top category for 2016 Honda Pilot problems are ...618 posts · Joined 2017. #2 · Nov 24, 2017. I use the VCMuzzler II on both my Pilot and Ridgeline. The difference in the temp gauge reading is so minor with Muzzler connected. If you have a overheating condition you will see it. The S-VCM product is still a work in progress. Check out the Ridgeline forum: S-VCM controller/ Smart VCM ...The following vehicles that are equipped with VCM. Honda Accord & Accord Hybrid 2005+ Crosstour 2010+ Pilot 2006+ ... 2012 Honda Pilot Touring, 2002 Honda VTX 1800C. ... they say that up to 1 quart per 1000 miles is "normal". The problem with VCM allowing too much oil to bypass at one time is that when too much oil is present, you get ...2013 VCM Issue. Jump to Latest ... Piloteers.org forum community offers tech info, troubleshooting, modification DIY’s and discussion for the Honda Pilot SUV. Show Less . Full Forum Listing. Explore Our Forums. 2016-2022 Pilot General Discussions 2003-2008 Pilot 2012-2015 Pilot 2009-2011 Pilot.668 posts · Joined 2005. #1 · May 25, 2013. I just pulled the pcv valve on my 05 Pilot and it was plugged solid. No rattling at all and filled with a black hard crusty crud. Had to spray the crap out of it with WD-40 and poke a paper clip into it until it started to rattle again. Not sure if this will help it run any better but it was ...What's even more perplexing is the first gen Ridgeline 2005-2014 had a 3.5 V6 with VTEC (NO VCM) and is rated for 250 hp and 247 lb feet of torque. The Pilot has a 3.5 V6 with VTEC used for VCM and is rated for 250 hp and 253 lb feet of torque and the Pilot weighs 53 lbs more.VCM Tuner II modded at 100k mi 2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L. Original owner, engine, & tranny.The 1975 Honda CB400 motorcycle was affordable, technically advanced, and deceptively quick. Learn more and see pictures of the lean 1975 Honda CB400. Advertisement The 1975 Honda ...Installing VCM Muzzler II on a 2012 Honda Pilot to disable Variable Cylinder Management. VCM causes multiple problems in certain Hondas and Verbatim at www....2024 AWD Pilot Elite bought late October driven 1000 miles. So far, I love the look and overall feel of the vehicle. However, these are the things that I either need to get used to or hope there is a solution of some kind for them. The sensitivity of the backup cameras seems to be low.I have no problem killing the VCM. My 2020 EX-L hasn't shown any systems of VCM shutting down or starting back up. Thanks for the schooling on VCM guys. 2020 EX-L AWD ... modification DIY's and discussion for the Honda Pilot SUV. Show Less . Full Forum Listing. Explore Our Forums. 2016-2022 Pilot General Discussions 2003-2008 Pilot 2012 ...A federal judge has granted final approval to a massive class action lawsuit settlement between American Honda Motor Co. and more than 1.87 million consumers who owned or leased a Honda Accord, Odyssey, Pilot, or Crosstour. Many of these consumers will automatically receive a warranty extension while others will have to submit a claim by April ...My 2012 experienced stalling and misfires at ~100K. Spark plugs #1 & 3 were completely fouled. I replaced all spark plugs and installed VCM Muzzler. Vehicle is now at 150K with zero problems. Checked the 1 & 3 plugs at 140k and they were clean. Cylinder Deactivation is a failed technology. GM forums are filled with complaints about "AFM".STMech. 2036 posts · Joined 2017. #15 · Oct 14, 2020. This is my observation/opinion: in the 3rd generation Pilots, the VCM system is quite smooth and invisible for the first couple of years. Somewhere around 40,000 to 70,000 miles, problems with the torque converter and transmission seem to come up.4292 posts · Joined 2005. #4 · Aug 19, 2013. We have a 2013 with no issues at all. A small percentage of owners have a VCM related engagement issue. Test drive the Pilot you are interested in for an afternoon to make sure it is not one of the few that have issues. Like.Thanks for your input guys. Hoping to hear more feedback please keep it coming, For curret 2016 Honda pilot owners. I dont mind the minor problems (Although this issues should not be on a brand new car) like radio volume issue. Fm radio is weak. Uneven and pin hole in the paint (paint issues). Water leak in the rear. Rusting in some parts.DIY - 2008-2010 VCM (Variable Cylinder Management) Disable Procedure. The purpose of this thread is to provide a detailed DIY procedure on how to disable the Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) system on 2008-2010 Honda Odyssey’s equipped with VCM engines. I will not discuss rationale or methodology used to arrive at the …1. Transmission problems. The only model year that came with significant transmission issues is 2003 and it's no wonder since it's the first production year of the Honda Pilot. The problematic transmission was a 5-speed automatic and this problem was luckily solved for the later model years. Drivers have mostly complained about transmission ...Just looking into potential problems with the car. Vcm seems like a common culprit and I am looking to drive this car to 300k ... troubleshooting, modification DIY’s and discussion for the Honda Pilot SUV. Show Less . Full Forum Listing. Explore Our Forums. 2016-2022 Pilot General Discussions 2003-2008 Pilot 2012-2015 Pilot 2009 ...If you’re in the market for a reliable and spacious SUV, a used Honda Pilot can be an excellent choice. And if you prefer to buy directly from the owner, there are several advantag...Feb 17, 2021 · VCM causes various problems in different Honda vehicles. Most common problems for current gen Pilots are slipping torque convertor and broken engine mounts. The system can be easily defeated by installing a device that tells the engine computer that the coolant temp is too low to activate VCM (the system only turns on when the car is warmed up).The main benefit of Honda VCM is improved fuel efficiency. By deactivating unnecessary cylinders, the engine consumes less fuel, resulting in better mileage and reduced emissions. This technology also contributes to a smoother driving experience, as the engine operates more efficiently and produces less vibration.The VCM system is the likely problem, and disabling it should help reduce the oil consumption. Personally, I am hesitant to use oil flush type products, as the highly active solvents in some of them could actually damage engine seals. ... troubleshooting, modification DIY's and discussion for the Honda Pilot SUV. Show Less . Full Forum ...HondaTech16. 26 posts · Joined 2014. #3 · Sep 3, 2014. I have been replacing engine rings on some VCM Hondas along with new plugs and a VCM update.I would not disable the VCM just because I would not want to ride around with an engine light.I am not a fan of the VCM feature thats for sure. Like.I have 17k miles on my 2016 Touring AWD and I haven't noticed any vibration problems. VCM was pretty noticeable on the 2012 Pilot. Torque converter shudder around 45mph was pretty noticeable on 1st-gen MDXs before that. Honda has really upped their game with NVH abatement in this vehicle.So i got a 2012 Honda odyssey. After purchasing, bought a vcm muzzler. After a few months, got tired of the eco light coming on almost constantly when stuck in traffic. So, i ordered an s-vcm to keep that from happening.Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) is a technology introduced by Honda on its V6 engines to improve EPA fuel efficiency numbers. It involves using the PCM to shut down cylinders at cruising conditions. During VCM, the valves to deactivated cylinders are disabled, along with the spark and fuel supply. This improves fuel efficiency slightly ...Deactivate Honda VCM in 3.5L V6 SOHC engines. The S-VCM Controller is an automobile grade, high precision tool that can reliably disable VCM 100% of the time, and would safely bypass in case the engine overheats. It does not use a fixed resistor or manually adjusted potentiometer, and is a much... www.svcmcontroller.com.If you have no symptoms of VCM-related wear or damage right now, installing a disable device will ensure that you pretty much never will. The sooner you get it on there, the better it is for your van. The current state of the art is probably the VCMTuner II, followed closely by S-VCM. They work similarly in terms of shutting down VCM, but the ...The J35A9 is basically identical to the J35A6 and has some adaptation needed for the Honda Pilot AWD and Honda Ridgeline applications. There is one more version based on J35A6 - it is a J35A7 engine. This 3.5L V6 engine was equipped with Honda's Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) - 3-cylinder override system, which saves fuel by using the VTEC ...Git It Garage. 7.31K subscribers. Subscribed. 1.8K. 86K views 3 years ago. In This Video We explain Honda's Variable cylinder management (VCM) system and why it is …As a Honda or Acura owner, do you experience excess oil usage, failed motor mount, torque converters, and other engine malfunctions? Then chances are you are a victim of the controversial VCM system. In this article, we'll cover how you can solve the issues above using a VCM disabler and the best VCM disablers in the market.Shortly after purchasing my 2011 Honda Pilot, the CEL came on for the AT Oil ... Looked simple enough in the factory service manual and on a Youtube video. Problem was that it cracked in half during removal due to all the oil and heat most likely caused by the widely discussed VCM issues. ... This made me start investigating how back the VCM ...37 posts · Joined 2023. #1 · Oct 30, 2023. Clearly a number of pre-2018 Odyssey vans have had significant issues associated with the VCM -1 and VCM-2. However the newer 2018+ models have the VCM-3. From reading many posts I have not seen many, if any, problems attributed to the VCM-3. Lets see if we can accumulate …01/10/2022 11:22 am. Topic starter. Hello Scotty and Carkiller Nation. I have a 2015 Honda Pilot (V6, Auto Trans, AWD) with ~155k miles and no current issues. I’ve read about Honda VCM potentially leading to premature engine wear/failure. My question: should I deactivate VCM system at this stage of vehicle life (age, miles, operation) or best ...The VCM system is found on all Honda models with a V-type engine. This includes the Accord, Odyssey, Pilot, Ridgeline, and Crosstour. Honda vehicles equipped with the VCM system will have a badge on the rear of the car that says “VCM.” If you don’t see this badge, then your Honda doesn’t have VCM. The Benefits of Disabling VCM. There ...If it isn’t in too bad of a condition, using the VCMuzzler II to fire the cylinder all of the time may reverse this and lead to a decrease or elimination of oil consumption. If the oil ring is too far gone, the damage can’t be reversed. The same is true for plug fouling / misfires.A VCM disabling device solves a big problem, but it's not a replacement for good maintenance. (2) 2012 Honda Crosstour EX-L V6 2wd (311k,120k) 2017 Pilot EX-L 2wd(61k) ... VCMTUNER - Disable VCM / ECO for Honda Odyssey, Pilot, Accord & More. I don't see anything saying it's the 2nd model, ...Common Honda 3.5 V6 Engine Problems. A few of the most common issues with the Honda J35 engine include: Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) Timing belt. Carbon build-up. We’ll discuss these problems in-depth in the rest of this article. However, we feel its important to add a few quick notes to add some clarity.Jan 7, 2014 · 2015 Honda Pilot 52000 bought new/ have had vcm shutter since had 20000 miles on it and torque converter lockup problems and shaking even when applying brakes. Have decide to just get rid of it/. Honda engineers have been in a self induced coma for the last 15 to 20 years and have never come out of it!!I installed the VCM Muzzler II a couple of weeks ago and it worked fine until last Friday. I probably logged almost 800 miles with the truck fully loaded with no issues.16531 posts · Joined 2004. #4 · Feb 16, 2017. FWD Pilots started in 2006 and all had VCM. AWD Pilots didn't get VCM until the second generation in MY 2009. So your 2008 Pilot FWD has VCM. 2005 Pilot Exl Res Retired. 2016 CRV Touring Retired. 2021 F150.Arthur Wu. 1 post · Joined 2023. #10 · Sep 8, 2023. I have same issues with my 2017 Honda Pilot AWD that I bought it brand new from Diamond Honda in city of Industry. The car has no issue at all first 5 years after 89000 miles. The car start showing transmission problems last month Aug 2023.The problem originates in the VCM (Variable Cylinder Control) system fitted to 2006-on first-generation Pilots and all second- and third-generation models. ... If the problem in a Honda Pilot's ...VCM stands for Variable Cylinder Management. It is a variable displacement system where a specific number of cylinders can be cut off when necessary. As a result, ride comfort and fuel mileage increase notably. This guide will discuss the ins and outs of Honda's VCM technology to give you a complete idea of how the system works.1808 posts · Joined 2015. #7 · Apr 2, 2021. When you get the device look at the connectors on the two different sides. The clip end will mirror what you are removing. Study how when you push in the bottom it will lift up the top (like a see-saw). Then you’ll know how the Honda OEM connector will be able to be removed.I am as much against having a VCM engine as any other Honda VCM owner with issues, but I would hold off on ruling it out until we see the 2016 Pilot. That will surely be a new generation of engine and even with VCM, it seems like the newer ones like the ones in the new Acura RLX and TLX are more problem free (or maybe they just aren't …Mar 29, 2024 · Honda vehicles are equipped with a Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) that helps improve fuel economy.1 post · Joined 2013. #1 · Mar 4, 2013 (Edited) I purchased a new 2013 Pilot on 11/26/13 which made my second new Pilot in about six years. Unlike my previous 2008 Pilot I noticed a distinct vibration while in the ECO Mode when applying light pressure to the fuel pedal. The vibration could be felt in the stirring wheel, console and floor of ......

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