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- Nov 28, 2019
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- Jakarta, Indonesia
- 2019 Honda Civic Hatchback
I know connecting rod issue is not common in other countries but many cars with 21+ PSI boost experienced connecting rod issue in my country. IAT is definitely high with ambient temperature of 34 degree during the day. My AFR is reasonable in my opinion and Knock Control only went high when I pushed the car beyond 5000 RPM consistently.i have been running +6 map with raised torque limit to 285nm for around 14 months with no issues on gearbox max boost i could see 19psi. All my friends civic 1.5T have ktuner with some on basemap dual starter 21psi and some on tsp map with no issues, two other guys been running flex fuel with custom Derek tune map previous they were tuning from Vit tune, both these cars been running over 23psi with ethanol blend from last 2 year with no connecting rod issues. Its all depend on the right tuning with the right fuel, if your Kcontrol increasing then lower the boost or change the fuel. Also have to monitor the AFR as this L15b7 engine is very sensitive doesnt like to go lean as in even above 10.5afr. My car doesnt go above 10.0afr on tsp map so i think its fine as long i have all the bolt-on supporting mods, always keeping eye on IAT/afr and Kcon.
I have sent some datalogs to Corey but he hasnt reply yet, let hope everything is fine.
Btw have u tried street launch control or enable the launch control? did it help in traction? If you are goin to flash back TSP can you change the torque limit to less than 325nm on higher rpm from 4k-7k rpm.
I haven't tried traction control from Hondata because I have no issue with traction although I'm still using OEM tires.
If I were to flash back TSP, I wouldn't change the torque limit. The day I flash back TSP tune will be the day we get confirmed torque limit of our CVT.