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Sounds like a good way to screw up your catalytic converter and possibly void your warranty. (Dumps in extra fuel). They (the dealer) cautioned me on my 2018 pilot elite and our 2010 Odyssey touring.
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Sounds like a good way to screw up your catalytic converter and possibly void your warranty. (Dumps in extra fuel). They (the dealer) cautioned me on my 2018 pilot elite and our 2010 Odyssey touring.
You were lied to.
 
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Update: Got a reply that the VCMTuner prob won't be avail for shipping to CA until mid/late summer.

So I just pulled the trigger on the S-VCM. Wish me luck once it arrives and hopefully this not-so-mechanic-savvy girl can install it herself

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You got this.

I just got an alert that mine just showed up from UPS today, so I'll probably be doing that some time in the next few days.
 

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With respect to the unplugging of the existing clip, the key is to squeeze at the end of the clip furthest away from the point at where it connects to the engine. Of you look at the clip on the disabler as a guide, it looks like you should push somewhere in the middle, which is what I was doing. As soon as you push further out, then it is pretty easy. I also found it easier to squeeze with my left hand for some reason.


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I used some needle nosed pliers to 'squeeze' it.

Update: Got a reply that the VCMTuner prob won't be avail for shipping to CA until mid/late summer.

So I just pulled the trigger on the S-VCM. Wish me luck once it arrives and hopefully this not-so-mechanic-savvy girl can install it herself

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Try some needle noses if you can't get the clip off the temp sensor- that's what I did, and I work on LOTS of engine stuff!

Sounds like a good way to screw up your catalytic converter and possibly void your warranty. (Dumps in extra fuel). They (the dealer) cautioned me on my 2018 pilot elite and our 2010 Odyssey touring.
You do realize that you may NOT know what you're talking about here? Research it and get back to us and tell us if you feel/think the same way.
 
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I used some needle nosed pliers to 'squeeze' it.



Try some needle noses if you can't get the clip off the temp sensor- that's what I did, and I work on LOTS of engine stuff!



You do realize that you may NOT know what you're talking about here? Research it and get back to us and tell us if you feel/think the same way.
Thanks! I'll go pick some up this wknd just in case I need them.

My s-vcm arrives on Tues!!

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Sounds like a good way to screw up your catalytic converter and possibly void your warranty. (Dumps in extra fuel). They (the dealer) cautioned me on my 2018 pilot elite and our 2010 Odyssey touring.
You obviously don’t know how this works.

You are in much greater danger of damaging your engine, injectors, mounts, torque converter, and quite possible your cat (with excess oil) by continuing to allow VCM to do its thing. If you’re interested in how and why, we can explain. Just ask


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Attempting the S-VCM install later today. I actually just got home from work about half hour ago.

If I leave the car parked for about 4 hrs, is that enough time for it to cool down and be "cold" so that I avoid having any codes thrown out?
 

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Attempting the S-VCM install later today. I actually just got home from work about half hour ago.

If I leave the car parked for about 4 hrs, is that enough time for it to cool down and be "cold" so that I avoid having any codes thrown out?
I took mine off after about 3 hours to head off for a service and I didn’t get any codes after plugging the original ECT1 plug in. I would have thought plugging either the original or S-VCM controller plugs would have the same effect so I presume this means 3 to 4 hours is sufficient cooling time.


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I took mine off after about 3 hours to head off for a service and I didn’t get any codes after plugging the original ECT1 plug in. I would have thought plugging either the original or S-VCM controller plugs would have the same effect so I presume this means 3 to 4 hours is sufficient cooling time.


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Ok, sounds like I should be ok. I watched a video earlier and they mentioned they let the car sit for 30 mins but that just seems like not enough time. I'll wait the 4 hrs :)
 

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SUCCESS!! It was actually super easy to disconnect the clip, my small hands helped :)

I already test drove it around the streets and freeway and yup, I can feel the difference. It's not a huge difference but I can definitely tell it drives with power now.

THANK YOU ALL FOR THE TIPS!!
 

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SUCCESS!! It was actually super easy to disconnect the clip, my small hands helped :)

I already test drove it around the streets and freeway and yup, I can feel the difference. It's not a huge difference but I can definitely tell it drives with power now.

THANK YOU ALL FOR THE TIPS!!
Yay! I’m glad you could feel the difference. Here’s to many years of long life for our VCM disabled engines


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Yay! I’m glad you could feel the difference. Here’s to many years of long life for our VCM disabled engines


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Let's see here......it dumps extra fuel so that it can improve fuel economy/mileage. Really????🤦‍♂️
 

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I am old. If K&N’s marketing dept says it‘s so, it must be so, no? LOL I got a chuckle reading post #19.
 

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I am old. If K&N’s marketing dept says it‘s so, it must be so, no? LOL I got a chuckle reading post #19.
Ya, obviously the mechanic did what them to put anything on the vehicle that would prevent problems🤥. Bad for business.
 
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