My friend blew his motor on TSP stage 2

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We (amirza, me) all know the potential risk of tuning. We mention it all the time when newbies ask if tuning is 100% safe. I've answered 100's of members questions regarding tuning. Both when I owned Hondata and now KTuner.

Having said that, when many of these tuned failure topics start, I often see that the initial report of "I was cruising at 27mph and she just blew" turn out to be a lot more complex than that single event. Like the guy on Hondata who recently said his CVT "blew". I told him it sounded more like limp home mode caused by his Injen intake. Turned out that was the case.

No one is saying it's always the driver. It's a combination of things. But the majority of tuned cars that are base or mildly custom tuned have fared well.





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But TBH, every time a "my engine blew" thread is formed, they all have something similar in common, which is the tune. When is the last time you heard someone blowing their engine with KTuner, Hondata, or MAP tunes?

Hondata has used their tunes in stock cars for 25hr races which says alot about stress testing their tunes.
 

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But TBH, every time a "my engine blew" thread is formed, they all have something similar in common, which is the tune. When is the last time you heard someone blowing their engine with KTuner, Hondata, or MAP tunes?

Hondata has used their tunes in stock cars for 25hr races which says alot about stress testing their tunes.
To be clear, are you saying the issue is the tunes from TSP?
 

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To be clear, are you saying the issue is the tunes from TSP?
Just saying that every engine blown thread have been using the same tune. I have never seen another tune in a blown engine thread. I said this same thing 2 engine blown threads ago. And what do you know, the next 2 blown threads used the same tune.

Not blaming TSP tune, stating how every time I see a new thread, that tune is involved and never any other tune.
 

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But TBH, every time a "my engine blew" thread is formed, they all have something similar in common, which is the tune. When is the last time you heard someone blowing their engine with KTuner, Hondata, or MAP tunes?

Hondata has used their tunes in stock cars for 25hr races which says alot about stress testing their tunes.

Pretty sure I've seen a few Hondata antilag associated failures

Boomdata was thrown around a little even
 

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Just saying that every engine blown thread have been using the same tune. I have never seen another tune in a blown engine thread. I said this same thing 2 engine blown threads ago. And what do you know, the next 2 blown threads used the same tune.

Not blaming TSP tune, stating how every time I see a new thread, that tune is involved and never any other tune.

Seeing a lot of ethanol associated kaboom threads too
 

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Just saying that every engine blown thread have been using the same tune. I have never seen another tune in a blown engine thread. I said this same thing 2 engine blown threads ago. And what do you know, the next 2 blown threads used the same tune.

Not blaming TSP tune, stating how every time I see a new thread, that tune is involved and never any other tune.
Its just tunes period that contribute to an engine booming.

Flashpro +9 blown engine:
https://www.civicx.com/threads/so-my-engine-blew-up.34226/

MAP tune blown engine:
https://www.civicx.com/threads/engine-just-blew.40157/
 

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The other tuners make ethanol tunes but we never see blown engine threads from them.
I haven't counted who had what but I've noticed more recent ethanol boom coming from folks running e85 which on this platform is a big no no regardless of the tune
 

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It is proportionally higher with TSP.
I agree. I was just making a point that it happens with all aftermarket tunes. But yes, still higher with TSP tunes which i guess is kind of expected being that the TSP tune pushes more power.
 

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