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#134 of 148 2010 Odyssey misfires
Nov 05, 2010 (5:08 pm)
I have a 2010 Touring model with 12K. I drove 400 miles to Northern Virginia, my check engine light started to blink and the VSA warning light came on. I took it to Miller Honda in Winchester. I believe all they did was reset the computer. When I pulled out everything worked. The following morning I only had power on three cylinders. I shut off the engine, turned it back on and had full power. 10 miles later the check engine light started flashing again and the VSA came on. It was Sunday so I couldn't go to the dealer. I started for home on Monday. No flashing lights. At 88 miles into my trip the check engine light came on, but did not flash. In the next 312 miles I never went into economy mode. Took the van to Hendrick Honda in Charlotte. They worked on it, checked for foul plugs and did a computer update. The van ran fine for 16 miles. Same flashing engine light and VSA. It has been at the dealer for two days with no solution. Any ideas??
#135 of 148 Re: reving '03 odyssey [huston1]
Jan 03, 2011 (11:34 am)
Just wondering if you had any solution to the engines odd RPM while driving speeds? I have that problem with my 2000 odyssey and its typically slower speeds while in overdrive usually no more then 45 mph. It stops when I move to D3. Thanks
#136 of 148 Re: Honda Odyssey 2004 Idle problems [acg007]
Jan 19, 2011 (4:30 pm)
My daughter has a 2006 Honda Odessey. It all of sudden started rough and idling at 3000 rpm. We took it in and they work on it for weeks trying to find the problem. First they changed the oil pump as it was showing an 80 psi. The 2nd go round they changed the ECM thinking that may be the problem. Nope, still run rough and idled high. Then they found a problem. The spill valve was staying open. They changed the spill valve filter and she now runs better than before. The cost of all this was just over 900. Thank You Honda! Job well done.
#137 of 148 Re: Engine Races [jaybeckham]
Jan 19, 2011 (4:55 pm)
Just thought this might help some who are having problems with rpm problems. My daughters 2006 honda Odessey was running rough and idiling at 3000 rpm. The Tech found the Spill or Spool Valve filter was clogged. Once they changed the filter, it is running better than before.
VTEC, the original Honda variable valve control system, originated from REV (Revolution-modulated valve control) introduced on the CBR400 in 1983 known as HYPER VTEC. In the regular four-stroke automobile engine, the intake and exhaust valves are actuated by lobes on a camshaft. The shape of the lobes determines the timing, lift and duration of each valve. Timing refers to an angle measurement of when a valve is opened or closed with respect to the piston position (BTDC or ATDC). Lift refers to how much the valve is opened. Duration refers to how long the valve is kept open. Due to the behavior of the working fluid (air and fuel mixture) before and after combustion, which have physical limitations on their flow, as well as their interaction with the ignition spark, the optimal valve timing, lift and duration settings under low RPM engine operations are very different from those under high RPM. Optimal low RPM valve timing, lift and duration settings would result in insufficient filling of the cylinder with fuel and air at high RPM, thus greatly limiting engine power output. Conversely, optimal high RPM valve timing, lift and duration settings would result in very rough low RPM operation and difficult idling. The ideal engine would have fully variable valve timing, lift and duration, in which the valves would always open at exactly the right point, lift high enough and stay open just the right amount of time for the engine speed in use.
VTEC was initially designed to increase the power output of an engine to 100 PS/liter or more while maintaining practicality for use in mass production vehicles. Some later variations of the system were designed solely to provide improvements in fuel efficiency, or increased power output as well as improved fuel efficiency. In practice, a fully variable valve timing engine is difficult to design and implement.
The opposite approach to variable timing is to produce a camshaft which is better suited to high RPM operation. This approach means that the vehicle will run very poorly at low RPM (where most automobiles spend much of their time) and much better at high RPM. VTEC is the result of an effort to marry high RPM performance with low RPM stability.
Jan 19, 2011 (5:11 pm)
Good Read. My daughters 2006 honda Odessey was running rough and idiling at 3000 rpm. The Tech found the Spill or Spool Valve filter was clogged. They had changed out the Oil Pump and the ECM only to find it was a filter problem with the Spill or Spool Valve.Once they changed the filter, it is running better than before.
#140 of 148 Re: 07 Odyssey Engine RPM Issue [patricky]
Jan 21, 2011 (11:57 am)
you dont need the throttle body ass.... all you need is the idle control valve and make sure that you radiator is full since this valve is control by the temperature of the coolant
#141 of 148 Re: 2003 Odyssey EX engine high idle - city traffic [bobcop9]
Aug 01, 2011 (4:43 pm)
I have an 03 Acura cl type s M/T, with Identical problems as you do. The worst events I had is 6000 rpms. changed EGR, Idle sensor, O2's. no effect.
did you resolve yours?
#142 of 148 Re: 2010 Odyssey misfires [rabbit1945]
Sep 16, 2011 (10:48 am)
I have a 2011 Odyssey with 16K miles with a similar incident. I was traveling for the first time in the Blue Ridge Mountain area. The engine light came on, would not accelerate... The dealership says it's a failed spool valve. I picked it up today. Honestly, I don't want to keep the van now. When you spend 30K+ for a vehicle, the last thing you want is to be stranded and having it towed...especially when it's less than a year old.
I hope you have better luck.
#143 of 148 knocking noise on 2004 Odyssey
Sep 24, 2011 (2:34 pm)
About three years ago when the engine would get warm it would start knocking or tapping when it got warm. Now it does it all the time. When you rev the engine it gets louder until about 2000 rpms when it blend in with the engine noise. When you are waiting at a stop light you can hear it. It is on the passenger side and I do not know it is is the power steering or the valves need aqdjusting. Any help to figure it our would be helpful.