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Featured A guide to tuning the 10th Generation Civic 1.5 turbo

Discussion in 'Engine / Exhaust / Transmission / Tuning' started by Hondata, Dec 21, 2016.




  1. Hondata

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    We've put together a beginner's how-to video for tuning the 10th Generation Civic. Enjoy.

     
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    Thanks for making the video. It explains a good bit of things on how the new ecu works
     
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    Probably the most important information is at 0:25, bullets #2 and #3. Don't overload the 1.5 with high midrange torque. This is how we snap the rods.
     
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    I feel like the internals are strong enough from the factory. It's the clutch and flywheel that will not hold up( depends on what you mean by over load in torque ), in which you'll need a new one and most upgraded clutch make the car show misfire codes. Obviously this is easily fixable with flashpro, but as far as passing the inspection with the plug in, I'm not sure if it will pass, off topic a bit but it's very important people know that.
     
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    Torque is fun. My MS3 was making butt loads mid range and never snapped a rod. The Honda will be fine :p
     
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    Funny you should mention...
    http://www.mazdaspeedforums.org/forum/f10/real-reason-people-breaking-rods-33010/

    For the 1.5 guys, a hard lesson learned in several other communities. And it's a good read into the science behind stress & tuning. One that Hondata is gently trying to advise that we avoid here.
     
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    The 1.5 l rods are plenty strong from what I've read of them.
     
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    They are plenty strong enough. I can only see needing a minor upgrade on the clutch. These 1.5t's are potent and well designed from the factory, internal wise.
     
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    SO if I understand well, no flashpro for the CTR FK2 ? Only for this 1.5. (Which is a good news)
     
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    CTR isnt available in the STATES yet.
     
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    Forgot about that, sorry.
     
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    Although common sense to mainstream enthusiasts, one more thing to add...

    The maintenance minder is no longer as accurate as it doesn't monitor a lot of the parameters that are modified through Flashpro. My recommendation is to do a UOA (used oil analysis) after each oil change to better understand the impact to oil quality. I'll let others chime in... but if it were me, I wouldn't let the oil integrity fall below 40% (initially). Keep an eye on the metal content and fuel dilution ratio. Anything above 1-2% might warrant changing the oil sooner.

    This is only my opinion... take it for what it's worth.
     
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    new to this is flashing erasing the stock memory on the cpu or what? is ther performance chips?

    my brother in law had a new a3 with vessels an exhaust and a performance chip and blew the engine
     
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    It doesn't erase.
     
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