Yes, that is the sole purpose of the VCM Tuner. Your V6 will always run as a V6. Below is a link to the tuner I have which is totally plug and play. Once you install it which is very easy the tuner does the rest for you... zero setup! And to boot it is totally reversible back to stop configuration.Does the tuner give you the ability to stop the cyl. deactivation ?
I would say no. When I was on the original Ridgeline forum we had a Honda engineer who would come on the site frequently. Honda recommeded using premium fuel if you were towing more than 3500 lb. It would add 10HP. He also said that if you were not towing it made no difference in power or mpg.BTW what kind of gas are you all using for your passport. Is there a difference in performance between regular and premium?
I have learned the same thing. Always turn off "E" button when doing normal driving, but on longer distances on freeway I also use "E" and see significant improvement in mpg, too.We took a little ride in the PP. and got almost 26 going to Ebensburg,Pa. from 7 miles west of Blairsville,Pa.through the hills and I pushed the button going home and got 31.4.....
I did the same thing on my elite and it’s really nice.I have averaged 20 - 21 mpg since purchasing my PP in October and never run in Econ mode ( 50-50 between city and highway driving). Since Christmas I installed a VCM tuner because I purchased the PP with a V6 not a V4 or V3. The wear and tear that is put on the engine with dropping and adding cylinders while running just to get a better mpg rating isn't worth it to me. I can say that the engine runs much smoother as a V6 that it was designed to be. And the fact that my mpg didn't change from Oct - Dec vs Dec - Mar, is a win win for me.