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post #991 of 1062 (permalink) Old 12-30-2016, 02:08 PM
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Can I order direct as well? I'm in Las Vegas, Nv
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Does this device work with the 2016-2017 Pilot? Thanks.
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Well, I received mine this week for a 2015 Pilot EX-L. Put it in this morning, took about 2 minutes. Did not have to remove the engine cover. I've only drove it about 10 miles around town, just checking it out. Also spent about 10 minutes each idling at 2 separate stops while my wife ran in stores.

Verdict so far: It is AWESOME. Runs great, has not shifted into VCM once yet. Running very smooth. I look forward to further driving and testing it but the first impression is great!

I do have to say that it is very cold here today (35 degree outside, usually about 55) so we'll see but I am very pleased so far. I started with the blue resister, as recommended.
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I have had my muzzler since July 2015 and have driven 22,000 miles on my 2011 Pilot. I have had no issues at all. The eco light rarely displays, and it has never engaged the VCM causing the vibration. I would highly recommend this product!

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Mine is one the way -- looking forward to getting it installed on my '10 & disabling the "error that Honda made"! It's obvious that Verbatim has done the research and produces a quality "solution", AND he sure does make it a pleasure & easy to do biz! ;-) Mc
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Mine is one the way -- looking forward to getting it installed on my '10 & disabling the "error that Honda made"! It's obvious that Verbatim has done the research and produces a quality "solution", AND he sure does make it a pleasure & easy to do biz! ;-) Mc


Agree with you. Mine is on the way too. Only had my 14 pilot for about 2 months but can't wait to "fix" it lol.


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Obviously, I'm a bit biased with my answer, but the maxlink is a copy of my first generation model. It does not have replaceable resistors, to my knowledge, unless they've copied my Gen II model as well (wouldn't surprise me). Not meaning to bad mouth anyone, but it's a shame people can't come up with their own ideas.
Agree, that looks exactly the same as my Gen1 Muzzler.


Sorry, I was referring to below post;

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Hey guys just want to see what you think. I found this website How to Purchase - Disable (VCM) Variable Cylinder Management for a VCM disabler. My question is do I go with the VCM MUZZLER 2 or do I go with the MAXILINK. If I go with the MUZZLER how much is it and how can I get one. Any help would be greatly appreciated."

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I have a question for all folks who currently have it installed:

Did you buy it due to the vibrations due to VCM, or to get all 6 cylinders available all the time?

I have a later year 2015. I simply do not observe any shudder vibrations in my vehicle. I am not against improving performance if that is what VCMMuzzler ends up doing.

For those who have it installed for a while, apart from loss of vibrations that you used to have prior to install, do you feel the car has "more power" due to all cylinders being available?
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I have a question for all folks who currently have it installed:

Did you buy it due to the vibrations due to VCM, or to get all 6 cylinders available all the time?

I have a later year 2015. I simply do not observe any shudder vibrations in my vehicle. I am not against improving performance if that is what VCMMuzzler ends up doing.

For those who have it installed for a while, apart from loss of vibrations that you used to have prior to install, do you feel the car has "more power" due to all cylinders being available?
I bought my 2012 with 33K on the odometer. I could really feel the vibration when the VCM would turn off, not so much when it came on. I drove for 11K, 8 months, with out the Muzzler. Mechanic said the vibration and loss of power was normal at those speeds.

It drove me nuts.

Since installing it 12,000 miles ago, I can honestly say the pilot is much more responsive and powerful. All 6 cylinders makes a huge difference.

I just did 1162 miles in 16 1/2 hours Sunday. Average speed was 80+MPH, A loarge part of that driving was on California hwy 99, a straight road going up and down central Cali. I was able to comfortably pass cars napping in the left lane, punching it to 85+ without a hitch, tons of power, very responsive.

I able to climb the big hill leading to Vegas (40+ miles, steady climb) on I15, keeping up with the big BMW's and Mercedes without issue, doing 85 to 90 with the much more expensive and powerful cars and trucks. No struggle at all. And still got 24MPG.

The Muzzler is a great invention.

The guy who invented it is a genius.

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I bought my VCMuzzler because I wanted to hopefully avoid the disaster of paying to replace pistons down the road. Read more or less an engine rebuild. Internal combustion engines are NOT designed to run for long on dead cylinders like when VCM is active especially when the SAME cylinders are deactivated each time. Oil builds up in the cylinder that is usually burned off in a full time firing cylinder and when the cylinder is activated due to demand for power, the spark plug can sometimes get fouled to the point of being unable to fire that cylinder. When this happens, raw fuel is injected into the cylinder and NOT burned thus causing what in the diesel industry is something very similar if not the same......cylinder wash down. The raw fuel washes the oil down and dilutes it to the point that piston ring lubrication is marginal and usually lost. If this continues for very long, compression is compromised and eventually lost in that cylinder, requiring piston and ring replacement which also includes or SHOULD include ALL pistons, rings, bearings, head gasket, cylinder head inspection & truing as needed.......like I initially said, a full engine rebuild if the mechanic or company standing behind the warranty has any integrity & morals. GM and Dodge have learned this the hard way.


Once an engine has been rebuilt by the dealer in the halfassed fashion they warranty the VCM problems, the engine is NEVER the same and NEVER as good as it was new. If the Honda dealers stood behind their warranty like they should, they would install a BRAND NEW crate engine.


The elimination of the terrible hesitation, much more responsive performance, and vibration caused by VCM are just a collateral benefit in my opinion.
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Would like to order directly. I am in NJ (07065). Can you contact me with your information to purchase?

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Would like to order directly. I am in NJ (07065). Can you contact me with your information to purchase?

Pm Verbatim directly.

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I have had it the muzler in for 7 months now and I like it alot. However lately it feels like the VCM is kicking in but no ECO light comes on. I see my RPMs drop to under 2K...any thoughts. I live in New England and have the blue cap on
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That's most likely the torque converter locking up. It's normal for it to become more noticeable as the car ages.
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