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I am interested in cutting out my VCM on my wife's 2015 Odyssey not sure about the pig-tail long or short ,should I check something before hand ? Also have a friend w a 2011 Honda Pilot having shuddering when accelerating at lower speeds ,do you think this would help him ? Sorry I read a lot of pages here but 82 pages I'm going cross-eyed trying to get all the pertinet info lol ! Ca n you please PM me ? Thank you
Old post, I know, but it just popped up in my feed. I've been using one for about a year in Florida. No issues. VCM has activated about 5-6 times for only a few seconds, generally after extended idling in the summer. Haven't needed to use any of the other included resistors. 👍Hello there,
First of all, I'd like to say that I'm not an Ody owner, I own a Pilot. I, like many other Pilot owners had problems with VCM causing vibrations when activated particularly during cold weather. Not knowing what VCM was or what it was all about, I took to my computer to learn all about it and decided very quickly that it is flawed technology, leading to grief for many including oil bypassing and excessive consumption, misfire, plug fouling, vibrations issues and potentially long term engine damage. I also found out quickly that there is no good way to disable it without causing CEL codes and disabling of other systems when removing the connector on the oil pressure switch.
Because I believe Honda only created VCM to improve it's fuel efficiency ratings, and meet CAFE regulations and sell more cars, I set out to come up with a better way to disable it. VCM isn't good for an engine. Both Honda and GM have proven that now. Their PCM flashes and component swaps, extended warranties and TSB's all prove that out.
So I believe I've solved this for those that want to disable it. I've come up with a solution that isn't through programming as nobody has figured that out yet, but I've used it for about 2-3 months now and I love it. My Pilot runs like a dream and I love having no VCM activate. the drop in Mileage is minimal. Others urged me to spread the word specifically to the Ody forums because there are many Ody owners that are unsatisfied with this technology also that honda has forced upon us. My searches here have confirmed that to be true.
My solution creates no CEL codes and can be installed in a about a minute and can be reverted to stock in the same amount of time for those times when you want to take it to the dealership.
I've checked with the moderators and they seem to be open to me posting this in the classifieds section, but I just want to make 100% sure before I do. It's been a popular fix so far and I want to help others rid themselves of VCM. Engines aren't meant to drop cylinders, nobody has been able to do it without issues yet. Having said that, I'm not saying that VCM always causes problems. The majority of owners are either not sensitive enough to it's side effects, or their vehicles don't ever experience any issues. However, there are plenty of others that are.
This has all been discussed over and over in many forums so I don't want this to be another divided debate on whether VCM is good or bad, I'm just offering up my solution to those who hate it like I do. I was seriously considering selling my Pilot, but now I love it.