It is a replacement ECU that can control timing, ignition, fuel, ivtec, provide launch control, and more.Oooh - so what does the AEM Infinity ECU do exactly? Sounds interesting. Are we talking 4th gen vans?
The AEM equipment is not street legal.You can now utilize the new AEM Infinity ECU can control the van with great success and power results.
Yes, The Ivtec (aka VCM) is fully customizable (there is a tolerance for "safely" engaging the VCM) in the tuner interface. You can throttle it up so high that it would never activate the IVTEC or you can tune it to be safe with I-VTEC (via datalogging parameters and matching them to OE thresholds). Remember this is a fully customizable ECU we're talking about so the tuner (whomever programs the unit for you) has complete control over the entire engine and function. The downside? There is no premade "plug and play" harness so it has to be built by someone who knows what they are doing. There are very few people I know that actually can take full advantage of this ECU and the one that I trust to tune my setup on this ECU charges (here in california) about $200/hour with a ballpark expectation of about 2 hours to fully tune (minor adjustments for your own driving style are free once tuning session is completed).Has anyone experimented with using it to disable, or modify, VCM (variable cylinder management)?
Not a problem man, my reply may have come off a bit harsh so my apologies if the reply caused a bit of teeth grinding. Did you know......a vehicle can be tuned to produce more power than factory and run just as clean or close to it without emitting huge clouds of smoke. I'd have never beleived it either.... check out this video of a 455hp 90-93 accord powered honda insight.I failed to notice the location of the O.P. That said, emission controls have been developed to reduce air pollution and should not be defeated by those "who do not care." In our state, we see that sort of thing done to diesel pickups, which leave great clouds of soot at every stoplight. Disgusting!
Thanks, very interesting.Yes, The Ivtec (aka VCM) is fully customizable (there is a tolerance for "safely" engaging the VCM) in the tuner interface.
I've not only seen that done many times, but have had it done to me on one occasion. Gotta admit, it's very effective!It is called "Rolling coal" if you want to look it up and is actually now considered a form of "bullying' on the road which will warrant a ticket in most states.
DAng man, what part of NorCal you in? I'm down here in SoCal. haha I see the occasional cloud blower here and there but mostly just Semi-trucks hauling containers or tow trucks.....I see MAYBE 1-2 F150 diesel trucks blowing clouds every...1~2 months?The diesel situation is VERY common in our area, due to the number of scoff-law folks who grow marijuana in these parts. It is simply another way in which they spit in the face of society.
I have no problem with those who are able to tune an engine for more power if they can do it within the legal parameters. It is those who tune only for power with no regard for emission standards that bother me. In our part of the state, one never has to have a smog test until the vehicle is sold, so we may as well be in Arkansas. Some, however, have been surprised to learn that the highway patrol has knowledge of who has bought "off-road" items for their vehicles and will investigate as to whether they have the items installed, when in the process of a routine traffic stop for some other reason. One of my friends had just such an experience when stopped. "The Man" checked to be sure he had not installed the off-road ratio Dana rear axle he had purchased in his Camaro.
Hey Wrongminded. Yes it is fairly known ECM solution now but comes with a pricetag haha, another caveat? You need to fabricate the engine harness for it since it is not a plug and play unit. =\ and about the Lotto thing...I make it a point to play powerball and a scratcher every....other week or month hahaha, just in the event of. LOLThanks for all the replies. I knew about the Infinity but not all its capabilities. Very informative. I believe its over kill for me at the moment but, who knows, I could hit the lotto next week. Lol. Also, I'd be tuning for milage. Im sure a little extra power would come with that and it wouldn't hurt my feelings at all.
As far as reflash on our stock ecu, I do not know of any. Hondata has a flashpro product for J-series engines but they are pretty specific in regards to ECU part # so I am unsure how it would faire in our particular ECU.TSM_Pikachu, do you have any info on flashing our ecu?
Depending on dyno plot VTEC could be engaged lower or higher. Also on the J35a7 if you activate vtec, half the motor shuts down....so you'd end up with a power loss.I don't recommend them but you can get a vtec tuner to kick the vtec in sooner....
Depending on dyno plot VTEC could be engaged lower or higher. Also on the J35a7 if you activate vtec, half the motor shuts down....so you'd end up with a power loss.
J35A6 engines would notice bogging in low end if VTEC is engaged lower, the sound would be cool but a dip in power would be visible on the dyno as the motor responds to VTEC on this engine by operating all intake valves during operation.
How do i know?how do you know?
Yep, but importantly to note that you can kinda/sorta easily discern between the two. Even when selecting parts such as mounts on this van since some places go by engine code only, some by model/year/trim and some to confirm (Second way to verify) is that some parts are labeled for iVTEC or VTEC model. I know this one too because my parts guy always asks this of me every time I order. The iVTEC on this van was meant to provide a increase in MPG at highway or cruising speeds with little to no load (Translated: Level ground, no uphills) and then allow 6 cylinder operation when extra power is needed. However the reality is that some or most people have had some type of issue with the VCM system that either fails to operate or causes rough operation when activated. The other caveat to the VCM system is that mounts are about double the price which doesnt help things much.I think the terms vtec and vcm might be confused in the above posts. Vcm is variable cylinder management. The j35a7 in the EX-L and Touring models has vcm. It shuts off half the engine basicly while cruising. It also has iVTEC which is kind of like the old style vtec but better. Vtec and iVTEC work similarly by operating more or less valves at different engine speeds. The main differance as i understand it is vtec was meant more for top end and iVTEC is meant more for everywhere in the powerband and fuel economy.