Step up your "Planning on getting the muzzler " to ordered a muzzler. That muzzler will help a lot. Don't worry about if it's too late, it's not. Everything will improve. Been there and done that.
Yes, It's one of the symptoms of issues due to VCM. You might as well install a muzzler, change the spark plugs, watch your oil level frequently and add oil if needed.Thanks! Actually just ordered one now. And did your vehicle also lost a lot of oil like mine does now?
Just curious if the abnormally high oil consumption I have is similar to that experienced by others before installing the muzzler. Worried if that level of oil burn off is the sign of physically damaged piston rings or scored cylinder walls. Fingers crossed. Wished I came across this forum sooner.
This shouldn't be needed after muzzling. And how does the coil attach and remain secure if you're putting the anti-fouler on the plug?Third, install spark plug extenders/non-foulers on the plugs that foul. Find them on Amazon or parts store.
Probably not. The 'stealer'ship would just love to sell you a 'ring-job' which only treats the symptoms. Just like replacing the plugs treated your symptoms for about 4 months.Does this mean the piston ring is shot like the dealership said?
Does that piston ring really need to be replaced?
Thanks! Sorry about the wrong forum. Will repost it there accordingly.First, you're in the wrong forum.
Second, yes Muzzle the van.
Third, install spark plug extenders/non-foulers on the plugs that foul. Find them on Amazon or parts store.
Fourth, check your oil and keep it topped up to avoid future engine wear problems.
No, VCM doesn't cause physical damage to either the rings or the cylinders. It just renders the rings unable to do their job of keeping oil out of the upper cylinder.level of oil burn off is the sign of physically damaged piston rings or scored cylinder walls
Sorry again. Saw your message after it got reposted. Tried to delete it there afterwards but was unable. Personal tech debt😅No need to repost, the VCM-Mega Thread that's in the 4th Gen section lives here in this section. Just post in that section for your next issue!
Sorry, got your other message there just after I reposted here. Tried to delete this one here but did not work. Personal tech debt here😅 S-VCM shld be arriving in over a week.The answer you'd get here is the same as was answered in your original post! And answered by many of the same folks!
Get it muzzled and put in new plugs. Are you expecting your muzzler to arrive next year?!
The catalytic converters won't recover the way the piston rings do. Once that oily exhaust goes into the catalytic converter, the converter actually does its job and keeps the extra contaminants from reaching the outside air at the exhaust tip. VCM reduces the lifespan of the catalytic converters by making them work harder dealing with oilier-than-expected exhaust than they normally should.Question related to the OP of this thread to the experts here. For those who have waited > 10 yrs without muzzler while losing say a quart of oil per year out the exhaust - will the catalytics fully recover their environmental function or will they remain partially blinded?