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I got a 2013 Honda Accord V6 Touring with 166K miles. I had a valve adjustment scheduled, but the day before I gave the car to my mechanic it started making a ticking noise. He checked everything out, and said my lost motion assembly is clapped on cylinder 1 and recommended I’d replace them on all 6 cylinders. He also noticed a part of my camshaft and rocker arm is also damaged by cyl 1 and recommends to replace them as well. Coincidentally, the parts are on national back order 😂 I guess Honda’s been having problems with these V6s? Guess it makes too much sense to issue a recall for uneven engine wear 🙃 I told my mechanic  to throw in full belt service and new coolant while the engines torn apart because I’m coming up on that as well, and he quoted me at $3800. As someone who services my cars religiously, is it worth the money to repair?

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We believe the issue stems from Honda’s Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) on those new gen V6s; cylinder 1 is the only one that turns off when VCM is engaged in either 3- or 4-cyl mode, but I deactivated the VCM with a tuner when it had 165K. Maybe it’s too late and the mileage caught up? Who knows. I live in Jersey and commute to a finance office and do mostly highway driving (shoutout to all my Jersey people who relate to the struggles of driving on I-80)

Which tuner hardware or software did you use?

Ktuner 1.2. I just deactivated it from the menu and kept the stock tune

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So much for the glory of AFM.

Honda calls it VCM (Variable Cylinder Management), but same nonsense regardless.

Nonsense is the correct term.

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