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Variable Cylinder Management System Information

Honda’s vehicles with V6 engines equipped with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) are able to deactivate engine cylinders to improve fuel economy. These engines are equipped with technology to dampen and decrease the vibration of the engine when cylinders are deactivated. While these systems effectively decrease the amount of vibration transmitted to the passenger cabin, you may still notice a light vibration when the engine is running on 3 or 4 cylinders during light cruising.

Beware of Chemical Cleaners for Engine Compartments

If your engine compartment is in need of a good cleaning be aware of what you use. Using strong chemicals can damage plastic components causing loss of vehicle performance or worse yet vehicle failure.

Your best bet is to use a mild detergent and pressure washer. This method will get the job done without causing harm to parts.