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Old 09-08-2014, 08:54 PM   #41 (permalink)
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I apparently have too tight a budget to entertain with. I can still get by with 100% motivation, I just use all the wrong mods because they seem to work.


I think 91 is fine but it cost more. The gas door specs 96 for some extra get up and go for this model of car... I found e85 for less than $3 dollars a gallon. I just ran it about but it seems the same idea goes for the same small mod. I picked up attention from another small sub compact of some kind. We did trip the sensor illuminating the knock panel light. I can't honestly tell until next week when I do a fill up how poorly the mileage goes. It feels the same power wise. It is ok for letting me to the races...


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Old 09-18-2014, 10:49 PM   #42 (permalink)
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This has got to be one of the stupidest things I've ever seen.
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Old 09-19-2014, 12:03 PM   #43 (permalink)
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If you have 'pinging under load' issues and don't want to use 92 octane fuel, why don't you install a water injection kit? You could also try using the correct spark plug (NOT cut up) that is one heat range colder.

You keep everything stock, plus you get the added benefit of gaining a few horsepower without losing any FE.....and water is cheap.

Do you know where the air intake is for the engine? Do you have any idea what the intake air temperature is? You could try some experiments with a cold air intake. Not the best for fuel economy but it will help control pinging if the intake air is cooler.

If you have a habit of buying the cheapest fuel you can find, you might be wrestling with a carbon deposit issue inside the engine. Try running of few tanks of gas with some 44K or Techron Concentrate.

I'm sorry, but butchering up spark plugs isn't high on my list of sound mechanical modifications. And adding spark plug anti-foulers is only going to hurt fuel economy because of the increased likelihood of bad scavenging around the spark plug and subsequent random misfires.
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Old 12-09-2014, 12:57 PM   #44 (permalink)
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I run regular fuel in my premium spec'd car without issue. The car retards the timing a little to compensate for the loss in octane.

I don't see how reducing the compression ratio is more efficient than letting the ECU control the timing advance.
No kidding...the ecu is smarter than a spark plug mod, and on top of that, its actually reversible...I like options.
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Old 12-09-2014, 05:18 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Gotcha... bonus points for using the word 'cromulent'.
Cromulent...you guys are reeeaaaallly reaching wi that one...but it was funny.
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Old 12-09-2014, 07:14 PM   #47 (permalink)
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Erroneous thinking is just one form of creative thinking...dont forget how many times edison failed at making a light bulb before he finally got it right.
But he didn't stop with his first bulb and then say it was the best way to do it, and invite everyone to do the same.
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I just realized something. Won't there be carbon build up in the threads where part of the spark plug is missing? I can't imagine that will be easy to remove after 50,000+ miles.
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That was one of my concerns of post 15.

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