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Old 08-10-2019, 06:15 PM   #16
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Honda dealers must follow the factory warranty guidelines when diagnosing and repairing cars. In oil consumption cases, they normally start with step one, being to check the oil, top it off and then ask that you come back in a week so they can record the miles and oil level. They call this the oil consumption test. They will keep doing this until they have a good idea of how many miles results in oil loss. Once they know that, then they can proceed to the next step. As you mentioned, there might be some software updates that could make a difference in oil consumption.

NOTE: Even if you are out of warranty, I have often seen Honda dealerships extend the warranty in certain circumstances. If you can show some proof of the problem prior to the warranty or sometimes just for good customer relations, they will extend the warranty. Only the service manager can make this call, so don’t stand there arguing with the service writer about this. Even though you received this vehicle with this problem, it might be beneficial to find out where the prior owner had his vehicle serviced; as he might have complained about the oil usage (prior to the extended warranty going into effect).
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Old 09-16-2019, 10:49 AM   #17
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VC Muzzler 2 is it used to help with acceleration vibration ? where do you buy these tired of vibration, new tires balanced no difference
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If the vibration is coming from the engine during ECO mode, then this might help. When the engine goes from 6 cylinders, to 4 and then to 3, some people experience a vibration. The VCMuzzler keeps the engine in 6 cylinder mode all the time.
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Old 09-19-2019, 07:35 PM   #19
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I'm exactly this person you are describing - had the issues with our 2010 Crosstour. Did the consumption test, did new plugs (2-3 times). At 115K the engine was bad. The dealer/Honda covered majority of rebuilding the engine and replacing 2 cylinders and all rings. My cost was $450 and they gave us a loaner for the 10 days it took.

I only heard of the VCMuzzler on this forum; bought it, took 3 min. to install and I swear my car is running better.

here's a link. There are a few versions/resellers -
https://www.ebay.com/itm/VCMuzzler-I...-/172807770690
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I added a VCMuzzler as a preventive measure so that I would not (hopefully ever) have to deal with these problems. I just considered it cheap insurance for my car.
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Old 09-20-2019, 07:46 PM   #21
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Any preference out there on which VCM product to go with? I know there is an S-VCM Controller as well. Any pros/cons with going with one over the other?

I have read both websites online and it seems like a toss up on which one to go with. Any users have any opinions?

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Old 09-21-2019, 06:35 AM   #22
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Before I purchased, I also read the reviews and even the instruction manuals for the various products. I wish I could say I picked the best bang for the buck, but they all seemed to do the same thing. I think I went with what was selling the best and had the best customer support. I think you would be happy with any of the popular brands.
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Any preference out there on which VCM product to go with? I know there is an S-VCM Controller as well. Any pros/cons with going with one over the other?

I have read both websites online and it seems like a toss up on which one to go with. Any users have any opinions?

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I went with the S-VCM and it works great IMHO
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I went with the S-VCM and it works great IMHO
Great choice! love that i don't have to mess with resistors when the weather changes
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I agree, a great product. You will be happy with it.
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