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Old 08-07-2019, 08:14 PM   #1
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I'm new to this forum and new to owning a 2010 Crosstour. I knew one of the first things I wanted to do was disable VCM. I was looking at other vehicles that use a similar technology, dropping cylinders to save fuel and it never clicked with me as far as being a good idea.

Anyway, I am trying to purchase the S-VCM, and I'm saying trying to but wonder how legit this company is. They took my money but won't reply that the order has been received after trying 2 times to contact them. After looking over the website again they don't have an actual phone number for a contact. It seems many people have been satisfied with the product but I'm about ready to contact my credit card to get the money back somehow or another.

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Old 08-09-2019, 09:21 PM   #2
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Apparently this company or user/maker of parts doesn't exist anymore. Any suggestions on what other products to disable VCM are available and better than the rest?
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Old 08-10-2019, 02:17 AM   #3
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I've been using a VCMuzzler II for the last year or more. Very happy with it. I am aware that S-VCM has had customer service problems and such for quite some time. Hard to say which is better as they both do their job pretty good. Most Honda/Acura people go with VCMuzzler only because it's been around the longest. You can find used on Ebay or other places for discounted prices. I would stay away from the home made kits that supposedly does what VCMuzzler does. I've heard nightmare stories about people who wanted to save a few dollars and ruined the electronics on their car with a home made kit.
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Old 08-10-2019, 09:05 PM   #4
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I was contemplating purchasing the s-vcm device but I had some questions I wanted answers to. I sent several email messages to the s-vcm website but never received the courtesy of a response. Based on the non-response, I did not place an order. There have obviously been some satisfied customers, but clearly customer service is not a priority, which is usually a warning sign. I'm a bit reluctant to purchase the passive system and to date I have not had any issues with oil consumption on my 2012 @ 50K miles. If you do receive the s-vcm system, please let us know how it performs.
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Old 08-12-2019, 05:44 PM   #5
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I just received my S-VCM, the guy never replied to my inquiries so I wonder if ordering through the website works but he doesn't get email through it. Kinda weird but I'm glad I didn't try to stop payment on my card. I ordered it on the 2nd so 10 days. Problem is I already ordered a Muzzler II but I'll just have it as a backup I suppose, or try them both and see how they compare.

Edit: He does have an Ebay page as well that I saw after the fact, wonder if that works as far as inquiries go.
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Old 08-12-2019, 10:27 PM   #6
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Glad you received your device and please let us know your thoughts after you have tried it out.
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Old 08-13-2019, 04:40 PM   #7
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I put the S-VCM in today as I had the afternoon off, pretty simple install to say the least. I only had a chance to take it for a short 1/2 hour drive but considering it's hot today where I live in Chicagoland it got up to temp pretty quick and not once did the Eco light come on. The gauge did show it running a little cooler which it should have but what the actual temps were can't be told from the gauge. I drive a van for work so am not in the Honda much during the week. I'm going to take it for a few more drives after work this week to make sure everything is good then take it on the highway to my kids homes this weekend, will post more later.
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