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Please no VCM Honda

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Disclaimer......I do love Honda's, no wheels, two wheeled or four.

As I imagine a lot of you are doing, I have been waiting for every scrap of news about the new RL. The one thing I hope doesn't make it onto the truck is VCM.

I just recently bought a 2012 Pilot which when Googled showed no indication the problems that VCM have inflicted on most if not all Pilot owners. From oil consumption issues due to coked up oil rings, from too much gas injected into the 3 working cylinders; resulting in piston ring replacement; to replacing driveshafts and carrier bearings, to active engine mounts being ruined to the tune of hundreds, if not thousands of dollars.

My truck had its rings replaced at 51,000 kms which was only disclosed to me when the extended warranty was transferred to me upon signing the contract. I did have 120 days to do an exchange, but I found something to ease my mind.

I keep my vehicles for the long run and putting this device on my Pilot has made my truck work better and hopefully last longer.

I don't know how anyone could engineer a beautiful 6 cylinder engine to run on 3 cylinders and expect it to last and not vibrate itself, and everthing else around it to death.

Hopefully Honda will rethink designing a system, just for a mpg test, considering the implications further down the road in warranty costs. If not, please include an OFF button or I will have to order up another VCMuzzler.

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This is a good point, why would a truck need VCM in the first place? A truck is meant to haul, tow, possibly offroad for outdoorsy fishing/hunting, etc. VCM would not help any of those things. If your worried about MPG then don't get a truck.

I am seriously considering not getting the G2 if its not possible to disable VCM. It has me worried about longevity of the engine.

If the truck has VCM it better disable 100% when Eco mode is off, otherwise 99% chance im getting a taco or colorado unless theres an aftermarket mod to disable it.
I found out there is a new VCMuzzler II device that you can plug in to totally disable VCM and from what i've read it works flawlessly so im not worried. More info on it is over at the piloteers forums.

This is no longer an issue for me since it can be totally disabled.
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