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WHERE IS THE DETONATION??

Old 08-25-2007, 03:50 PM
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So I have been running the crap out of my 2000 civic b16a2 since I installed the turbo

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B16a2 <-- stock engine, nothing done internally) 10.2:1 cr of course
Turbonetics .63 stage II
Wg set to 9psi and gauge shows 9psi
450ís
Apex afc2
MSD BTM CD spark
Ĺ on btm
1.8 degrees retarded at dizzy from 16 stock
No wideband yet
P2T at this time
BKR7E 11 plugs
Running super (93 here) with lucas octane booster +1 number per tank

So I started my car with turboEF9ís awesome afc suggestions and I started tuning from there. I started leaning out mainly cause it was so rich. I have been pulling plugs like at every stop to check richness and det and I havenít seen anything that looks like detonation yet. I have done ľ mile runs hard and shut her down with nothing, and highway cruzes shutting down and coasting to a stop and seen nothing. I have a magnifine glass and i havenít seen anything looking like aluminum or little diamonds imbedded or on the plug or heard anything with my naked ears. I have no det can cause I am too lazy to make one right now. I am saving my money to get the kit from xenocron and harness, so this is why I have no wideband. So my afc shows knock and I get numbers like 50-120 back and forth to zero always between 3000-4000 rpms LOW THROTTLE steady. I had to lean it cause it was running so rich on the narrow band and the pcm was adjusting to it and causing a pulsation with steady low throttle from 2000-4000 rpms. When I get to 4000 and 4600 rpms LT, I get no knock number but maybe 30 sometimes but usually steady at zero. SO AM I DETONATING BETWEEN 3-4 grand or do I ignore those numbers? WHAT IS A BAD KNOCK NUMBER AND CAN YOU EVEN TUNE BY KNOCK READINGS? I am freaked out cause all I ever hear is detonation with afcís and temp (I donít know my exhaust temps except 204 ect during those knock numbers), well what am I missing? Plug is still little rich, no heat mark on strap yet, I see no pits on porcelin or shinny alluminum, and white on top of electrode but not going down it. It seems to pull hard with mid to high boost, low boost I know is rich, stumbles from a stop wot.

AFC set to
25% 50% throttle angles
RPM LOW HI
1000 -42 -42
1600 -42 -42
2000 -44 -41
2600 -50 -41
3400 -41 -40
4000 -39 -39
5000 -39 -39
5600 -38 -38
6000 -37 -37
6400 -36 -36
7200 -36 -36
8200 -36 -36

So these look lean to me but my car runs much better, plugs still look rich but the low throttle settings worry me ---- even the hi do too. SO again am I missing something? I want it to last untill I go obd1 but I want to drive it too. It might be detonating and I donít know it. ALSO if I set my throttle points from 6000rpms down to 1000 will it still go -36 up to 8000 rpms so I can get more throttle point between 1-6 grand I know this is a lot, but I donít have anyone else to ask, seems like turbos came and went in San Antonio Tex. You know someone around here let me know, like guys with other turbo hondas, not someone who will charge for tuning or dynos.

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Old 08-25-2007, 07:45 PM
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better get some fuel management before you blow ---- up.
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Old 08-25-2007, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by flipkronikz
better get some fuel management before you blow ---- up.


I am showing no signs or blowing anything up. From all the websites i have looked at on spark plug readings, from what they describe, my plug shows no sign or detonation or preignition, if anything they are running alittle cool and little rich, maybe AFC's aren't as bad as everyone says. Yeah i know i might get little more horses with a programmable ecu and i do want to do that eventually but if an afc&btm works good with 9-10 psi then what the hay!!! The car hauls ***! i have some good pics of my plugs and i will post them soon. NE ONE ELSE HAVE ANY IDEAS OF WHAT I COULD BE MISSING Maybe i don't have ne thing to worry about.
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Old 08-26-2007, 12:04 AM
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Originally Posted by brettsb16a2


I am showing no signs or blowing anything up.
I take that back, the plugs show no signs of detonation but i do get the knock readings into the low 100s described in the condition above, those are what worry me. Should i worry??
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This is what my plug looks like on a hard 1/4 mile or little further run and i shut it down right away.


http://img26.picoodle.com/img/img26/...1m_3f42b71.jpg
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Old 08-26-2007, 12:31 AM
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heres another shot down inside, as you can see they are rich!

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that is what my spark plugs looked like after a normal drive running on afc untuned with no real fuel management
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Originally Posted by flipkronikz
that is what my spark plugs looked like after a normal drive running on afc untuned with no real fuel management
What are you saying, your engine blew up or something with an afc?? Where you checking your plugs daily after all types of driving conditions? You aren't very clear with your statements, sorry if i am misunderstanding you!!
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Old 08-31-2007, 10:48 PM
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Just wanted to say that the my apexAFC is not causing much of a detonation problem if any at all. Plugs show no signs and the car is pulling hard. So i have to disagree with many that say AFC's suck. Unless detonation can occur, not leave a trace on spark plugs, and still blow up an engine, then maybe i will believe that afc's suck but for now my plugs look good. Granted i don't know my exhaust temps, i did retard timing a little but still withen Honda Specs, and i am using a btm set at 1\2 degree per psi. I don't get it, i guess afc's are no good like at much higher pressures causing det problems. I see it this way, i get to keep obd2 crap, so that it can operate all the other crap like the evap system. Maybe i am totally stupid!!
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yeah stupid alright!!! convert to obd1 and get some real management
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