I've seen almost no change in mileage. Definitely not enough to make VCM worth the money, or worth the chance of problems.
Not sure who you're talking to but, if it was me, I don't sell the Muzzler. I do use one, though, and have had nothing but positive results.Just bought one from you. My EX only has 50 miles on it. I didn't notice anything other than compression slowing with the eco light on, which I don't need. The brakes work fine. After the trip planned next week (700 miles) hopefully I'll have your gizmo. After that 700 mile break-in, changing to Mobile one, adding a trans cooler, syn trans oil, after market Class III, light harness. Will be installing fog lights, as soon as I recover from writing a 30k check. Not my first mini-van, but is my first Honda. This forum is a great thing.
The shuddering and jerking you describe generally get more pronounced as the engine mounts wear out and spark plugs get fouled with oil, which takes time and mileage. A brand-new Odyssey is unlikely to exhibit this behaviour - our 2015 didn't have any obvious problems when I installed the VCMuzzler. But the damage and wear occurs at all times that VCM is active, and the effect is not limited to older models. There is no guarantee that any given vehicle will have problems, because many do not. But there is no way to tell in advance whether you have a vehicle that will develop problems later on.So.... I just bought a new 2016 EX-L with 6 miles on it. I've been spending time reading through all the info on disabling the VCM. I've seen the ECO light some on when driving on the freeway. But, I haven't noticed any of the shuttering or jerking people have mentioned. The van drive quite smoothly.
Is the VCM issue mostly related to older Odysseys? Is it something to be concerned about on a 2016? Thanks for any wisdoms!
It most definitely, absolutely, without a doubt, will NOT void your warranty. In fact, if you ask Verbatim he has sold many VCMuzzlers to Honda dealers. Anyone with a VCM Odyssey should DEFINITELY install a VCMuzzler when new. This will ensure many miles of flawless service and little to no chance of plug fouling and ring damage. If it really concerns you that much, the dealer never has to know about it as it's completely reversible. You can literally remove it or install it in 2 minutes or less before taking it in.I also just purchased a new 16 EX-L. It had 40 miles on it at the dealership. My wife will be the primary driver so i will have to drive it to see how often the VCM kicks on.
As a precaution i think i may buy the VCMuzzler just to be safe. We didn't bother to get the extended warranty (I believe it was for a total of 8 years/100,000 miles) and now i'm thinking we should have. I always stayed away from the warranties as they are usually a waste of money but it sounds like a lot of people are having issues with the VCM and a $2,000 cost for the warranty might have been worth it. I'm just worried that by installing the VCMuzzler it will void Honda's 3 year/36,000 mile warranty if i have any issues during that time. I know Verbatim said in the sticky thread that he doesn't think Honda will void your warranty, but you are modifying the car. How do we know for certain that Honda can or can't tell that a mod was done?
Each van is slightly different, and the only real way to determine the correct resistor value is trial and error. Always start with the blue resistor. If VCM kicks in frequently on the highway, then you need a higher value. Try the red one in that case. If you start getting a check engine light with the red, contact verbatim for a different value resistor, like the orange one.What's the typical resistor used for hot climates (Las Vegas, NV)?
+Have the blue resistor on. Been working great so far until this morning.
Cold front moved in last night in Houston, when driving on freeway, the temp gauge would read lower than during summer time.
After 20 min of driving, CEL came on. Wondering if anyone had any issues in colder climate? Even blue resistor is too much when outside temp is low.
Or would it be something else?
Why would you think the CEL is related to the Muzzler. There are thousands of reasons it will light. Is there some other evidence pointing toward that piece of equipment?
Will probably go thru process of elimination. I don't think it is related to muzz, however, I did notice that the temp gauge was a lot lower than where it used to be after warming up.+
Probably something else. I have had mine since May and have 10,000 miles on it. No CELs, but some ECOs in hot weather climbing a long hill. The lowest temp I've had it in is 15 with no issues. Will know more as winter gets going, but I don't expect any issues.