1.5T Have a turbo and a CVT? Considering a tune? Read this!

  1. vctsonicgrey

    vctsonicgrey Senior Member

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    BTW I am a newbie too.....the only thing I've done is use Ktuner with stock equipment and learn tweaking, a little. For daily it's plenty and proven on mine a year.:beer: Cheers! When we see folks post about modifying externals for more performance without considering the stock internals is when we see posts like "I blew this or that". For me anyway if more is what you want consider track ready 2.0T CTR.;)

    Monitoring is a "see the feedback=fun with a little wow factor thing" for me. Interesting to see engine feedback vs outside temps for instance. I'd like to know knock control (what is it actually doing), ignition numbers (what they're saying). Outside temps went up a little Friday and of course intake temps were up, knock control varied .49 to .58 then as things cooled down the knock control returned to .49. Why, what's normal what's not?

    I've been running 93, what would happen if I one day switch to a tank full of 87?
    I am all ears...……. :coffee:
     
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    Hollywoo0220 Customer Service oriented (most of the time) :-)

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    You need MORE than just one post for anyone to take those questions seriously.
     
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    These are the settings in the Ktuner help section for BBG. I use these myself.

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    I've been using the 21psi dual tune with these settings since car was stock with no issue. I keep Ktuner in the car because I like the pretty lights.

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    Why it’s a legit question. Didn’t realize theres levels to posting on the Honda forum before your taken serious/cool. Guess I better work on my post count for your future approval. I appreciate the reply gtman.
     
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    Ktuner recommends at least 91 octane. I have 87, 89 and 93 mostly in my area. I use 93 of course. Does it make much difference between 91 and 93?
     
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    Ya, I've been running nothing but 93 also. Searched knock control to learn more about it, specifically what do the numbers mean when they start climbing...... and Caraddict on YouTube came up. Has some video time on it.
     
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    Selecting the drop downs like you did, "I think" :popcorn: it trumps custom boost settings and follows default 21 psi boost, and final boost tables, except your throttle and spool quick adjustments, BTW you need to update your Ktuner, mine looks like this
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    ocbooger Senior Member

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    Weird, I just updated mine a couple days ago. I'll have to check it again
     
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    We listed the ECUs that have received those extended features in the feature release thread. Not all have it.
     
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    Went for my first drive on the highway today since flashing... weeeeeeee

    Time to read up as much as I can now on some on the fly switching. I flashed with the dual 21 to start, but I don't think it's practical for my daily commute per say. What exactly is the ECO tune? It's still a 21 PSI boost tune no?

    I also need to figure out a good layout and the LEDS. I ordered a mount as I think I'll keep my KTuner in the car most times to monitor.

    Loving my decision to buy this!
     
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    #132 gtman, Mar 18, 2019
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    If you flashed the dual starter 21, pressing the Econ button will switch to a factory psi tune (or whatever you choose from the psi dropdown list).
     
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    Knock Contol is comprised of various values. In the low to mid powerband you may see this value slightly increase (even using higher octane); this is just the ECU sensing knock (from within the cylinder or even vibrations at those frequencies). No need to be alarmed...as the value increases your timing decreases (retard) in an attempt to control the knock and maintain efficiency.
    Was that already answered @vctsonicgrey ?
     
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    I'm a noobie to tuning myself and I like seeing the questions other noobies ask that I may not know to ask myself. This forum is pretty insightful and there a quite a few knowledgeable
    I'm getting mine tomorrow, it's like Christmas Eve for me today. I can't wait!!!
     
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    Warm it up, let it run.....The first thing you'll probably do is say out loud WTF (Wait Till Friday!). It's a cool transformation. For the most part we learn as we go...and every once and while Ktuner himself, or others with experience will chime in if something needs clarification, that makes it tops for me. I started with v1.0 and traded up to v1.2 for the live feed. Anyway, another cool part is you can customize as you wish, and you can unleash more of the dragon if you wish.:thumbsup:
     
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