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ok my turbo kit is in and i am getting a knock sensor failure code (cel) and it feels like the engine is not getting enough air ... i think the car was faster w/o turbo... also my interaction led on the emanage is flashing yellow/orange constantly .... is this normal??? any ideas on how to fix this sh*t???

Thanks to anyone that offers any advice!
 

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Do you have the intercooler? Make sure you take the restrictor off if you have it. That would solve your problem right there.
 

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no i dont have the intercooler yet it was not in stock when i purchased my kit but it should be sometime this week.
 

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The interaction light on the Emanage will flash...That is what it is supposed to do. Now With the CEL your having you need to Recheck the wiring. Make sure you soldered the wires and didnt just clamp them on. Clamping does not work. The connection is not enough if they are just clamped. With the problems your describing It will probably lead back to a wiring problem. When did you purchase your kit? If it was in the past 2 months your Emanage is correct so the only problem it could be would be installation
 

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PJsSCW said:
ok my turbo kit is in and i am getting a knock sensor failure code (cel) and it feels like the engine is not getting enough air ... i think the car was faster w/o turbo... also my interaction led on the emanage is flashing yellow/orange constantly .... is this normal??? any ideas on how to fix this sh*t???

Thanks to anyone that offers any advice!
Does it say circuitry failure or knock sensor bank 1 failure.
If something is wrong with the knock sensor the ecu will go into limp mode and it will cut fuel. So u are prolly going lean.
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k thanks guy i am going to re check my wiring
 

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oh ya i purchased like a week and a half ago ... and i had to wait for the kit to be shipped from greddy so it wasnt sitting on a shelf somewhere
 

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ok soldered all the wires and now it's running close to perfect!!! no CEL either!!!

Thanks guys!

Can't wait for my intercooler and test pipe to get here... comes on friday hopefully.
 

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ok soldered all the wires and now it's running close to perfect!!! no CEL either!!!

Thanks guys!

Can't wait for my intercooler and test pipe to get here... comes on friday hopefully.
Congrats man. Enjoy boost. :thumbsup:
 

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ok soldered all the wires and now it's running close to perfect!!! no CEL either!!!

Thanks guys!

Can't wait for my intercooler and test pipe to get here... comes on friday hopefully.

I wish that mine was that easy to fix. I rechecked the wires 5 times and soldered it twice and still the knock sensor. It ended up being that my knock sensor went bad and had to spend $100 with shipping for a new one from Acura.
 

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I wish that mine was that easy to fix. I rechecked the wires 5 times and soldered it twice and still the knock sensor. It ended up being that my knock sensor went bad and had to spend $100 with shipping for a new one from Acura.
This is not a new problem. The knock sensors are very sensitive. We have seen this problem with most RSX and EP’s that have aftermarket motor mounts. It is usually the one is the front that causes the excess vibration which damages the sensor. This is not always the cause but seems to be the majority of the time. I would be interested to know if you do have aftermarket motor mounts. Let me know.
 

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This is not a new problem. The knock sensors are very sensitive. We have seen this problem with most RSX and EP’s that have aftermarket motor mounts. It is usually the one is the front that causes the excess vibration which damages the sensor. This is not always the cause but seems to be the majority of the time. I would be interested to know if you do have aftermarket motor mounts. Let me know.

Thats right. It happen to me one time, I changed the sensor and the problem was solved. I also have the aftermarket engine mounts (inserts). Lee told me to remove the insert in the engine mount that is in the front of the car.

Boost Junkie, did you still recommend to remove that insert? Did Lee car is putting down the 478 whp without having the necessity of using that insert to reinforce the engine mounts, is the insert used in the engine mount behind the motor enough?
 

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Thats right. It happen to me one time, I changed the sensor and the problem was solved. I also have the aftermarket engine mounts (inserts). Lee told me to remove the insert in the engine mount that is in the front of the car.

Boost Junkie, did you still recommend to remove that insert? Did Lee car is putting down the 478 whp without having the necessity of using that insert to reinforce the engine mounts, is the insert used in the engine mount behind the motor enough?
We are only using one engine mount insert in the rear and nothing else.
 
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