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but its alright to slowly increase speed in 6th right? I have 3.31 gears, and I am manual, when im passing someone slowly, I will give it some gas, it'll stay below, or get to 0 boost, maybe even like 5boost, but not like flooring the car. haven't had any issues myself. I also never heard of lspi til I owned this car, never owned a turbo before. Lol my other cars, floor it in 6th, it just slowly gets there, hundreds of thousands of miles no booom
Just downshift and don't risk it, are you safe with a few psi? Ya probably, but if the risk is there just downshift. It makes no sense not too, you bought a manual use it!
 

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Yes i have had the same problem for a while now. I have a 2019 eco fbo besides (intercooler for whatever reason)on e30 and going through my final tunes with stratified tuning. no hate towards stratified at all they are great at tuning would go back 10/10 times. but i have had the “washers and nuts in tin can” sound where it rattles and grinding sound for a few weeks but it was only at idle or in first gear and once i got above 2k rpm it went away or got really quite. since then it’s gotten a lot worse over this past week and i have not drove it in a day. taking it in soon hopefully it’s a piston ring or something and my engine isn’t blown. also i have had white smoke out the back of my car like an oil leakage. And another unrelated issue is my catless downpipe fumes has burned through a sensor and now my car is telling me to service advanced traction, and a few other codes. I have turned most of them off. Any advice or help at all would help, i just hope to fix these issues and finish up my last tuning. I knew from the start when i was gonna go down this rode of chase 370-400whp on a 4 banger I was gonna have some issues but it’s all apart of the hobby

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Yes i have had the same problem for a while now. I have a 2019 eco fbo besides (intercooler for whatever reason)on e30 and going through my final tunes with stratified tuning. no hate towards stratified at all they are great at tuning would go back 10/10 times. but i have had the “washers and nuts in tin can” sound where it rattles and grinding sound for a few weeks but it was only at idle or in first gear and once i got above 2k rpm it went away or got really quite. since then it’s gotten a lot worse over this past week and i have not drove it in a day. taking it in soon hopefully it’s a piston ring or something and my engine isn’t blown. also i have had white smoke out the back of my car like an oil leakage. And another unrelated issue is my catless downpipe fumes has burned through a sensor and now my car is telling me to service advanced traction, and a few other codes. I have turned most of them off. Any advice or help at all would help, i just hope to fix these issues and finish up my last tuning. I knew from the start when i was gonna go down this rode of chase 370-400whp on a 4 banger I was gonna have some issues but it’s all apart of the hobby

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This post is really old....in any case, I'm sorry, but it sounds like you have major engine problems or will be getting a new engine.
 

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Sorry guys I owe you an update on everything. It took 3 months but does warrantee the motor in full. First thing they did was look for key cycles which made me extremely nervous cause the first thing I did was rip off all the parts and put it back to stock and stock tune. Since the motors has 2 holes in it, starting it wasn’t an option but when they hooked up the scanner it showed 641 key cycles. Not sure how. I have my guesses did how the key cycles stayed on even though I just flashed it back to stock but either way it worked out. Got the car back, called vroom and they gave me $2k more than what I paid for it.
 

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Hey guys,

  1. I wanted to get some thoughts on what could have gone wrong. My wife and I purchased a brand new Ecoboost 11/2019, I wanted a GT but she was scared of the power knowing I would tune it and all the bolt in’s **** I did with my 2016 GT. Anyway so service wise we did oil change at 250 miles and 1000 mile. Right away I purchased the COBB stage 3 kit. I didn’t want to throw all the parts on until we broke in the engine. Only parts I installed so far was Cobb intake and stage 1 tune and new spark plugs. I knew I would be doing customs tunes at some point so did some research and started working with a “pro tuner”.Again nothing crazy just intake and tuner. After engine was broke in I was going to put the rest of the stage 3 pack on and start doing some custom tuning at that point....never made it to that point. My wife put 2800 of the 3000 miles that were on the car and she doesn’t drive crazy at all, never changed the drive mode and doubt she ever came close to hitting redline. The few miles I did put on the car were not very hard either. Never took it to the track, no burnouts or line lock or no doughnuts. Had to do some “pulls” for the custom tuning but those are only from 3k-5k rpm. My wife said last week when merging on the freeway she noticed a stuttering when she would get on the freeway. That day I drove it around town and didn’t feel anything that she described. Set an appointment with the dealership to have them check it out. After driving it around town the next day I took it to work and wanted to see if I could feel what she described. She doesn’t know much about cars so wanted to hear/feel it for myself so I could explain to service manager. I was going about 60 mph, put it in “track” mode and punched it to pass some cars and around 5k rpm i felt the stuttering she was talking about and got off the gas right away. Next exit on the freeway was my destination so got off the freeway came home to the light, made a right hand turn, start to accelerate from a stop and then white smoke everywhere and engine sounded like nuts and washers in a tin can. The stuttering I felt on the freeway was nothing to bad IMO, honestly felt like a random misfire and only happened on freeway under WOT. Towed it home and slapped the stock intake on and also the stock tune kneeing it was going back for warranty. (That’s another issue)...I wanted to pick your guys brain on what could have caused this? Only Cobb intake and custom tuned. I’ve had 2016 Camaro 1LE and 2016 GT, 2011 f250 6.7 diesel and 2017 Camaro zl1. All of those cars were tuned with a lot more mods and zero issues. I had The Ecoboost setup for 91 octane and always used chevron gas. was told I could have had “bad batch of gas” or “fuel pump” was failing from tuner. Dealership has not got back to me with their details of what happened other than there’s a hole in the block and metal everywhere and have to do full investigation for warranty to cover motor. Sorry for the long story, just wanted to give as much detail as possible cause this is really a head scratcher. I work in the car industry and been wrenching on cars since a kid with my dad. I’m no ase matertech but can get myself around the car just fine and have always done my own work myself. Any thoughts on what could have caused this?? I have $4k in parts sitting in my garage for this car and now 2nd guessing putting anything on when getting the car back or until I hear something that makes sense of why this first motor blew. Any advise would be greatly appreciated, I’m not here to bash any part companies or who tuned it just thoughts on what could have caused this and how to prevent in the future
What needed up happening. Did they cover under warranty?
 
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