Last post on Oct 23, 2012 at 6:25 PM
You are in the Honda Accord
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Honda Accord, Transmission, Sedan
#2710 of 2715 Re: recurring fouled spark plug with vcm [plymouthma]
Oct 13, 2012 (11:10 am)
In essence, Honda created needless complexity by adapting VCM, when in fact a 6 or 7 speed transmission would have done the job! We left Honda Accords after our fantastic running 2007 V6 EXL was worn out. That combined with the sneaky de contenting on the bloated 2008+made it an easy decision to go elsewhere. I am not surprised about the reliability issues posted here. on the v6 VCM models.
#2711 of 2715 Re: recurring fouled spark plug with vcm [robtroxel]
Oct 13, 2012 (3:30 pm)
I don't know about "needless". Blame your government for the pressure of CAFE. In the minivan world, Honda has a 15% fuel mileage advantage because of VCM and that is huge. It's also why I bought a Sienna. But how many of those buyers even know about VCM? They trust Honda to be reliable.
#2712 of 2715 Re: recurring fouled spark plug with vcm [indydriver]
Oct 13, 2012 (4:12 pm)
CAFE was the motivation for VCM, but ...they needed the 6 or 7 speed auto first and I believe they would get the same results without VCM's..unneeded complexity. Understand my context with the 4 door sedans as the bench mark. Toyota did just that and have an engine that runs smoothly at all speeds. That minivan "advantage" shows on paper but I'll bet the real world mileage is closer on both and you won't be sucking oil 80,000 miles like many of the Honda's seem to be.
#2713 of 2715 Re: recurring fouled spark plug with vcm [robtroxel]
Oct 23, 2012 (6:25 pm)
True. It's better to let all the cylinders work, on a higher gear. Low noise, low wear, no vibrations.