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Old 09-03-2013, 03:51 PM   #1
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Changing tunes too much?

Can it hurt the car switching tunes on a bama tuner? I notice that when i first start up my 06 V6 it takes a little longer to start up and then the RPMs drop below 750 (roughly) a couple times before getting use to the tune. is this harming the car? is switching gas octane with the tune (every other month or so) bad for the engine?
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Just dont keep changing octane ratings
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Well the tune calls for 87 (street) 89 (performance) and 93 (race) if i put the 87 and race tune i get a check engine light for under rich fuel.
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Id just get them all tuned for the same octane. I went 93
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Can it hurt the car switching tunes on a bama tuner? I notice that when i first start up my 06 V6 it takes a little longer to start up and then the RPMs drop below 750 (roughly) a couple times before getting use to the tune. is this harming the car? is switching gas octane with the tune (every other month or so) bad for the engine?
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Well the tune calls for 87 (street) 89 (performance) and 93 (race) if i put the 87 and race tune i get a check engine light for under rich fuel.
It isn't harmful to your car to switch between different tunes. However, you don't want to run a tune set up for a higher octane than the fuel you have in the tank. You're getting a check engine light when running 87 octane on your 93 octane race tune, because it's set up for 93. That tune is more aggressive and can run more timing, spark etc.. since it's set up for a higher octane. You're experiencing pinging and detonation, which isn't good for your car. If you're going to run the 93R tune, please make sure you're running 93 octane!

Give the Bama team a call and they can definitely help you out and give you a quick run down! Our Bama Performance tuning specialists are here in the building Monday-Friday from 9AM-5:30PM EST and Saturday 9AM-5:30PM EST. You can hit them up directly at 888.226.9764 and they'll get you squared away!

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