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Old 04-24-2009, 01:48 AM   #1
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Default 92 1.6 Upgraded Greddy Oil Starvation question

So a friend of mine has a upgraded greddy kit on his 92 miata. RC 370 injectors, flyin miata fuel rail, Begi downpipe (divorced gas), front mount intercooler, AEM EMS standalone, Gizzmo Intelligent Boost Controller, GM 3 bar, GM intake temp, MAF Delete, etc. So he was complaining about pinging in his car since the boost was turned up. I took it for a drive and noticed when up in boost, at a high rev, the pinging noise starts and the oil pressure starts to fluctuate madly. My guess is that the huge *** stock greddy oil return is filling with oil and not returning quick enough, and the head is becoming oil starved. There's absolutely no detonation going on. Has anyone heard of this issue before? I'm thinking it's just time to tap the pan and do a proper return.
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i've heard that the oil pressure sender can act like a knock sensor in that it does exactly what you are describing during knock.
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+1 I don't think it is an oil problem; but the oil pressure sender is indicating a knock problem. Get thee to a wideband and check the timing.
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Knock three times on the door if you want me....
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:01 AM   #5
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twice on the pipe if the answer is noooo o oh.


build det cans, tune out knock. going to pick up a "listen up" today actually.

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Old 04-24-2009, 10:13 AM   #6
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:21 AM   #7
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your engine's:

KNOCK KNOCK KNOCKING on heaven's doooor yeah, yeah, yeah

mama pull back some of this timing from me
my motor just can't use it anymore
it's too advanced, too advanced you see
and that ****'s knockin on heaven's door
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:24 AM   #8
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I've been knockin' knockin'
Knockin' at the door
Open up and let me on in
I wanna be more than friends
Woo woo, woo woo woo
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:24 AM   #9
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Knock Knock
When life had locked me out, I turned to you
So open the door.
Cuz' you're all I need right now itīs true.
Nothin' works like you.

Little louder x3 knockin'
Little louder
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Keep rockin', and keep knockin'
Whether you Louis Vuitton it up or Reebokin'
You see the hate, that they're servin' on a platter
So what we gon' have, dessert or disaster?
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:25 AM   #11
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It's the hard-knock life for us
It's the hard-knock life for us
No one cares for you a smidge
When your in an orphanage
It's the hard-knock life
It's the hard-knock life
It's the hard-knock life!
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Yea, I been there
I done that
Knock the ***** out, now she running back
So I knock the ***** out
Knock it out, knock it out
I knock the ***** out
Knock it out, knock it out
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lol...do you have those saved up or something?

Would it be morbid to make a soundtrack of "knock" songs and play it on tuning runs?
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I wanna knockout
(You know I wanna out the light, I wanna)
Knockout
(You know I wanna start a fight, I wanna)
Knockout
(You know I wanna do this right)
Cuz you're stressin me,
Messin me,
I won't fall that easily
I wanna knockout
(You know I wanna let it go, I wanna)
Knockout
(Do you like you did me before, I wanna)
Knockout
(Be the one that's opening the door)
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I'm gonna knock you out (HUUUH!!!)
Mama said knock you out (HUUUH!!!)
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lol, thanks guys
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Hmm. I think it's possibly knocking. Not sure though.







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...the pinging noise starts and the oil pressure starts to fluctuate madly. ...There's absolutely no detonation going on.



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Well I was pulling the spark plugs and the burn looked clean!

Damnit!
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Had to take out about 4 degrees of timing in about 6 cells up top. Car went from 208 RWHP to 217, and it's not pinging anymore. It's pretty awesome.

Thanks folks!
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