Thanks for that. I an just blowing off steam. I have never heard of something like this failing on a Honda.
We have always done proper maintenance on this Engine. The coils are the only thing I let get away from me. Because they fail so often. I will let it misfire for a while before finally ordering a new set.
We did buy it used with 77,000 miles. Which, is nothing for an old Honda. Apparently newer Honda engines have parts that break.
That was the reason I only bought Hondas for 20 years. They never ever break. My Civics and Fits could be thrashed and crashed. Give ‘em fresh Mobil One every 5,000-7500 miles and they just could not fail.
The Fit was the first one that had the coil problems. But they went 100K before the first fail and the cars were sold without problems to second owners at almost 200K
The Pilot coils were missing shortly after we bought it. (80-90K) and again three years later.
The VCM made the transmission slam up and down gears and engine vibrate like crazy. We bypassed the VCM but the damage may have already been done. I also read that the VCM messes up piston rings and may be why it consumed so much oil.
My boy, the one with the electric moped, was like: “Dad this is why electric cars are better.” I wanted to disagree. Because Electrics are gonna have a whole mess of expensive parts to fail as well. But, it could be that the number of critical parts is less. So, by statistics, electric cars may be more reliable.
Cars are just too damn expensive these days and I hate paying that much for junk that breaks.