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EQT E-Tuning Q&A

Acadia18

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Rhode Island
Check all exhaust connections. I was getting a metallic rattle under some load at low RPM in 1st and 2nd on a cold engine. Thought it was the DMF, turned out to be the clamp from the DP resonator to the catback.
That would line up with the issue when I was having it. I spent an hour under my car, and didn't find my exhaust touching anything, anywhere. So the clamp from the downpipe to the catback being a little too loose and rattling makes sense.
 

anotero

Autocross Newbie
Location
Hither and thither
Car(s)
Mk7 GTI
Was it too loose, or just sitting at just the right spot to hit something?
It loosened up over time. Just a tiny bit of movement before the exhaust pipes warmed up.
 

davcohen

Ready to race!
Location
Houston
I purchased my Stage 2 tune and received it extremely quickly, thanks to Patrick. I did purchase a used Cobb and had a hardtime getting my tune to load however it turned out all I had to do was update the firmware on the Cobb and I was able to load my tune (Thanks Patrick) thats just some advise incase someone else runs into the same issue.

I would highly advise anyone to try running the Cobb tunes for 2 or 3 days prior to installing their EQT tune just to see how smooth the EQT tune is compared to the pre-installed Cobb tune. I am very happy with my tune the only downer I can think of is that I opted for Burbles and find them pretty weak in comparison to my Old Mk6 Gti with a Stratified tune, I am running pretty much a straight pipe into the factory rear muffler currently however just need to install my new valved borla to see if it adds any volume.

Anyone on the fence about the tune dont be its well worth it hence all the positive comments
 

kornsined

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Alberta
The burbles are just that, burbles. It's not a pop's and bangs tune like you get from other tuners
Which is perfect in my opinion. Changed mine to burble even in normal.
 

ScozR

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
BC, Canada
Well. Im not happy with the amount of knock retard I am also seeing on EQT OTS stage 1. I'm in the same camp that at stage 1 that is tuned for 91 octane, I shouldn't need to go find octane boosters or E85 (which is not available anywhere near me). I dont really see the point if thats the case. At any rate, here are three logs. Hoping to get your opinions but I already know it doesn't look good.

https://datazap.me/u/scozr/log-1597002984?log=0&data=27-39-40-41-42

https://datazap.me/u/scozr/log-1597002984?log=1&data=27-39-40-41-42

https://datazap.me/u/scozr/log-1597002984?log=2&data=27-39-40-41-42

This car is meticulously maintained so I don't think it is maintenance related. It has 48 000 km and I just installed new RS7 plugs gapped to 0.026" as well. I do believe it is fuel quality related. This car has only ever been filled up with Shell 91. Never anything else, so I have that going for me.
 
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jimlloyd40

Autocross Champion
Location
Phoenix
Car(s)
2018 SE DSG
Well. Im not happy with the amount of knock retard I am also seeing on EQT OTS stage 1. I'm in the same camp that at stage 1 that is tuned for 91 octane, I shouldn't need to go find octane boosters or E85 (which is not available anywhere near me). I dont really see the point if thats the case. At any rate, here are three logs. Hoping to get your opinions but I already know it doesn't look good.

https://datazap.me/u/scozr/log-1597002984?log=0&data=27-39-40-41-42

https://datazap.me/u/scozr/log-1597002984?log=1&data=27-39-40-41-42

https://datazap.me/u/scozr/log-1597002984?log=2&data=27-39-40-41-42

This car is meticulously maintained so I don't think it is maintenance related. It has 48 000 km and I just installed new RS7 plugs gapped to 0.026" as well. I do believe it is fuel quality related. This car has only ever been filled up with Shell 91. Never anything else, so I have that going for me.
You should consider getting a protune with EQT so they can dial it in specifically for your fuel. Plus you'll be getting a completely optimized tune that way.
 

ScozR

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
BC, Canada
You should consider getting a protune with EQT so they can dial it in specifically for your fuel. Plus you'll be getting a completely optimized tune that way.
I understand your point and I'll consider it but I still think its stupid that that may end up being the solution. Didnt really want to spend all that extra cash when maybe they can dial the 91 tune back a bit so that were not all detonating our engines apart on what is supposed to be a fairly mild remap.
 

mopar22

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Va/MI
Well. Im not happy with the amount of knock retard I am also seeing on EQT OTS stage 1. I'm in the same camp that at stage 1 that is tuned for 91 octane, I shouldn't need to go find octane boosters or E85 (which is not available anywhere near me). I dont really see the point if thats the case. At any rate, here are three logs. Hoping to get your opinions but I already know it doesn't look good.

https://datazap.me/u/scozr/log-1597002984?log=0&data=27-39-40-41-42

https://datazap.me/u/scozr/log-1597002984?log=1&data=27-39-40-41-42

https://datazap.me/u/scozr/log-1597002984?log=2&data=27-39-40-41-42

This car is meticulously maintained so I don't think it is maintenance related. It has 48 000 km and I just installed new RS7 plugs gapped to 0.026" as well. I do believe it is fuel quality related. This car has only ever been filled up with Shell 91. Never anything else, so I have that going for me.
Tighten up your spark plug gap first. I think eqt said .024 but can't double-check right now. Also with your kr that's fuel issue for sure. He shouldn't have to dial back the tune that much for one person that can't get decent fuel
 

jimlloyd40

Autocross Champion
Location
Phoenix
Car(s)
2018 SE DSG
I understand your point and I'll consider it but I still think its stupid that that may end up being the solution. Didnt really want to spend all that extra cash when maybe they can dial the 91 tune back a bit so that were not all detonating our engines apart on what is supposed to be a fairly mild remap.
I agree with mopar22. Reduce the plug gap. I have a dyno tune but to run more timing I had to regap to .020 and that is the RS7 plugs also.
 

aaronc7

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Clovis, NM
I understand your point and I'll consider it but I still think its stupid that that may end up being the solution. Didnt really want to spend all that extra cash when maybe they can dial the 91 tune back a bit so that were not all detonating our engines apart on what is supposed to be a fairly mild remap.
Does your part of canada have the ethanol free or the 15% ethanol fuel or whatever? I remember seeing/reading some stuff about this from the Stratified pages. I can't remember the exact details, but it was like part of the area had really good (15% eth) fuel and the other was really crappy. If it's the ethanol free or low ethanol 91 then that is likely the reason it's not performing as expected. One of the worst pump gas' out there apparently.
 

ScozR

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
BC, Canada
Sorry guys. I gapped them to 0.024 not 0.026. I did exactly what they recommended but was just going by my poor memory. If you read around, I'm not the only one with possible poor fuel quality and similar issues. I also wonder how many people are running around not even knowing.
 

ScozR

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
BC, Canada
Does your part of canada have the ethanol free or the 15% ethanol fuel or whatever? I remember seeing/reading some stuff about this from the Stratified pages. I can't remember the exact details, but it was like part of the area had really good (15% eth) fuel and the other was really crappy. If it's the ethanol free or low ethanol 91 then that is likely the reason it's not performing as expected. One of the worst pump gas' out there apparently.
Yes we have ethanol free 91. Well at least Shell does. I'm surprised to hear that its that bad.
 

jimlloyd40

Autocross Champion
Location
Phoenix
Car(s)
2018 SE DSG
Yes we have ethanol free 91. Well at least Shell does. I'm surprised to hear that its that bad.
So no ethanol in the gas at all in your area? And to your other post there's a lot of guys running an OTS tune without knowing about what knock retard they have. You could also use Torco octane booster. It wouldn't take much to raise your octane level a couple of points and then check the knock retard.
 

ScozR

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
BC, Canada
So no ethanol in the gas at all in your area? And to your other post there's a lot of guys running an OTS tune without knowing about what knock retard they have. You could also use Torco octane booster. It wouldn't take much to raise your octane level a couple of points and then check the knock retard.
Just the 91 at Shell here doesnt have any ethanol. 87 and 89 have 10 or 15% or something like that. I'm gonna have to go look at other stations to see if their 91 octane fuels have ethanol. That I'm not sure about.
 
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