That's good news, indeed. I would recommend going back to the 5W-20, though. You really don't want to be running the thicker oil. That will hit your mpg's and can be hard on the oil system. The clearances are very tight on these engines and the thicker oil isn't good for them.Alright - so great info and update. As in my previous post, I had lower compression on 2 of 3 rear bank. I seafoamed all night. Then I had a 900 miles trip to Branson, now with the VCMmuzzler.
So I had zero oil loss. Only got about 21.5 mpg all highway, but thats really not but a couple mpg off from usual. But great news, as no oil loss. A month ago, before the vcmuzzler and before seafoam soak of cylinder, I would have burnt through about 2 qt's - at least. Still need a new compression test to prove. Only other change I can think is I went from 5w-20 to 10w-30.
do you have a 6 cylinder car? Some Honda's have ECO button, just make sure you are not confusing the two.Hey guys, need a little help
I installed the VCMuzzler this morning on my 2016 Accord with the Blue resistor and the eco light was pretty much on the entire drive to work. It was 60F this morning.
when I arrived at work. I let it sit for a couple hours and switched out to the red one.
drove it around the block for a few minutes and the same thing. The eco green light never went away on normal driving conditions.
any idea why both resistor isn't working?
No offence, but you realize this is an Odyssey forum and the one for completely different generation than your Accord.I know the Accord doesn't have the Eco light but a fuel efficiency light instead.
How will I know if I successfully disabled the VCM aside from the feel?
Is the fuel efficiency backlight not supposed to come on at all?
I just found the FAQ page and found out that for my car with the ECON button, the only way to truly check is with the OBD II scan tool.No offence, but you realize this is an Odyssey forum and the one for completely different generation than your Accord.
Here is a link to your owners manual
I think page 441 describes your ECON mode.
Aside from that, either PM the seller or check with Accord forum guys?
Maybe new Ody uses this system as well.
Based on your experience, I would say that Honda decoupled the VCM and ECO even more in later models.
The only way to truly tell is to check whether VCM solenoid is energized, somebody done it here before.
I did not realize it, but Verbatim updated the FAQ (which is excellent by the way) with updated info on just this issue:I think the later model Ody's are like this too. The Eco light isn't just for VCM on the later model vehicles. You probably have disabled VCM but the ECO light is tied to other things, too.
I knew there was something like that about the newer ones. Thanks for the clarification!I did not realize it, but Verbatim updated the FAQ (which is excellent by the way) with updated info on just this issue:
The eco light is not available on the new Honda's.
The new light is something else entirely.
You contact Verbatim.I've gotten a VCMuzzler II, and from reading the FAQ's I'm thinking I'm going to be one of the ones that needs the Orange reisitor. How do I go about getting one? With the blue (80) in, I'm great until temps get up into the mid 60's outsite, then the VCM starts kicking in all the time. So I swapped out to the red (120) and now I get the CEL because mornings still get down into the 40's. Hoping the 100 will be the sweet spot for me.
Glad you're enjoying it, the muzzler is the heat.Just installed my VCM Muzzle II for my Honda Odyssey 2016 touring. I took 5 minutes. This is the first time I installed something to my car engine bay . The VCM Muzzle II makes me think that I am driving my other cars (civic and crv) not the van. I test drive my van in highway and no more hesitating or ECO light.