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Old 08-13-2014, 08:16 AM   #1
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Pinging & Tune

Is anyone here that has pinging on their pre-tuned car running a custom/canned tune? Have you gotten enough performance gains, reduction of pinging, etc. to call it worth it?


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Old 09-10-2014, 12:08 AM   #2
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What are you referring to by "pinging"? Are you possibly commenting on the noise from the direct injection motor in the Mk3? They are very tappy when compared to some port fuel injection motors.
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Old 09-10-2014, 07:43 AM   #3
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What are you referring to by "pinging"? Are you possibly commenting on the noise from the direct injection motor in the Mk3? They are very tappy when compared to some port fuel injection motors.
Pinging as in spark knock. Datalogs have shown it is pinging unfortunately.
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If you've got a pinging issue, as opposed to the "occasional light knock" mentioned in the owners manual, it might be something to have checked under warranty if you're still within it.
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Old 09-11-2014, 01:31 PM   #5
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If you've got a pinging issue, as opposed to the "occasional light knock" mentioned in the owners manual, it might be something to have checked under warranty if you're still within it.
I am under warranty and have brought it in. They could not hear it or detect it.
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Then maybe you're reading datalogs wrong?


Post up a log and maybe together we can see what you're seeing.
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I'm going to throw this back into the duratec TiVCT section for more looks from folks with tunes on their MkIII's.

Even though it's a tuning question, that might help more with the original question on "tuned" results.

These run at the edge of pinging regularly in stock tune, aftermarket will move you away from that a bit from what I've seen reported.
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Call Tom, send him a datalog, load his tune, be happy.
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I'm going to throw this back into the duratec TiVCT section for more looks from folks with tunes on their MkIII's.

Even though it's a tuning question, that might help more with the original question on "tuned" results.

These run at the edge of pinging regularly in stock tune, aftermarket will move you away from that a bit from what I've seen reported.
I'm on revision 2 with tom (loading rev3 tonight) and I see no knock while datalogging.
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Call Tom, send him a datalog, load his tune, be happy.

What this guy said!!!!
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