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I've never unPushed that (big green E) button; however my disable engine auto stop/start has been neglected.
 

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I turned eco mode off about two minutes after I drove off the lot but I’ve been a good boy and used the auto engine stop. It took a little getting used to but now I hardly notice it.
 

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I've been intrigued about the idea of using a VCM muzzler and looking at the install information, this causes me to pause my interest in the product.

"Engine Coolant Alarm Feature - can automatically trigger a check engine light upon the vehicle exceeding 212F which also provides an audible VSA alarm to inform the driver of a critical situation that may require pulling the vehicle over to prevent engine damage."
 

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BTW what kind of gas are you all using for your passport. Is there a difference in performance between regular and premium?
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.
 

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Honda did advise using a higher octane (in writing) for towing with the Ridgeline. What's changed that their advise doesn't now carry over to the Passport?
 

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The funny thing about using a higher octane gasoline is that it doesn't actually provide more power than the proper octane fuel. What it does do it reduce the instances of pre ignition by the fuel. In a normal vehicle devoid of mechanical issues with the engine, putting it under stress, such as towing can lead to pre ignition issues. Thus the recommendation in the past for using premium when towing.

As to Honda's recommendation for the Ridgeline, that is a question I will ask the Honda service manager the next time I am in.
 

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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..... So I guess it works..... My 2017 CRV touring got 28 and 38 coming back.... So the PP. is better than they rate it and it only has 900 miles on it....
 

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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 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.
 

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I think once I get it broke in and when the temps. get up a little it will do better. I like you I don't use E button around home much it doesn't seem to do anything while it is warming up on short trips around town but let it go on the 4 lane it works good.....
 

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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.
I did the same thing on my elite and it’s really nice.
 

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Once again I'll be the spoiler. Using the econ button doesn't kill any horsepower, it simply restricts its availability with a more relaxed power release - while also cutting back on other power consuming uses (AC). Mash the go pedal hard and it'll still giddy-up.

Drive with it a day and you'll soon be accustomed to its dynamics.
 
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