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Hi all I just received my VCM kit I got from ebay, requires a little bit of assembling but its cheap and it works.

 

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Yes instructions are complete with pictures, (can be a little tricky when assembling the connectors and what pins to use, but take your time and read the instructions. Seller sells an assembled one for $40) installation takes like 5 mins, I used the 100ohm resistor for mine here in California, disables VCM 90% of the time, and if cruising highway speeds, it never comes on. VCM only comes on if at a stoplight and no AC (which means no fans), but will go away once I get air moving over the radiator.
 

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Ordered mine recently directly from verbatim. Took 2 weeks to get but super easy to install. So far, no more shuttering from poor Honda VCM engine design. They should have installed a kill switch for it in the first place.
 

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I don't feel the VCM go on or off so how do you know If this is working or not? I asked this in a different thread, but the answer is vague. I'd certainly like to get one of these to protect my engine, but how would I know if it's actually working?
 

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I don't feel the VCM go on or off so how do you know If this is working or not? I asked this in a different thread, but the answer is vague. I'd certainly like to get one of these to protect my engine, but how would I know if it's actually working?
Just as long as the green ECO light doesn't come on, its working.
 

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Checked the ebay listing and they want $200 for the kit now?!
Ufff, maybe he got a lot of business from my post lol. You can make your own for like 5 bucks, it was just convenient to buy the kit with all the pieces in one place.
 

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Ufff, maybe he got a lot of business from my post lol. You can make your own for like 5 bucks, it was just convenient to buy the kit with all the pieces in one place.
I also want to know the parts list to make it myself.
 

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The parts are listed but the descriptions are generic. I suppose the wiring, different resistors, and quick connectors are generic and commonly available if you shop for DIY electronics (I don't). The factory style connector would have to be specific of course. Maybe someone who knows this stuff can add links to the parts list for members inclined to build their own.

Looks like the price is back down to something more reasonable. This seller changed the product to something that requires fewer steps for assembly but raised the price to $25.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-Acura-VCM-Disable-Kit-Pilot-Accord-Ridgeline-Odyssey-Muzzle-Delete-3-5L/173827018067?_trkparms=aid=111001&algo=REC.SEED&ao=1&asc=20160908105057&meid=139536c993d345028cbf4b3471bb23d4&pid=100675&rk=1&rkt=15&mehot=pp&sd=173827018067&itm=173827018067&pmt=1&noa=1&pg=2481888&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci:60742ddc-d358-11e9-8af0-74dbd18023d5|parentrq:1853e38f16d0abc229aacdf8ffbac864|iid:1

This seller also have a fully assembled version for $49.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-Acura-VCM-Disable-Pilot-Accord-Ridgeline-Odyssey-Muzzle-Delete-3-5L/173938098512?_trkparms=aid=555018&algo=PL.SIM&ao=2&asc=20160323102634&meid=8e6816c798cf482c8d3b2727b6502731&pid=100623&rk=1&rkt=6&sd=173827018067&itm=173938098512&pmt=1&noa=0&pg=2047675&_trksid=p2047675.c100623.m-1

Just sharing - haven't tried either of these so can't endorse them. But I am going to eventually get something to disable VCM to see how it drives and what oil loss is afterwards.

Also, this seller is different than creator and seller of VCMuzzlerII, who is Verbatim, a forum member. Perhaps the function is the same, but the product looks different. The VCMuzzlerII is more plug and play for trying different resistors and adds protection for the wiring.
 
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