NEWBIE- General questions RE: 2010 TSX 6MT

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NEWBIE- General questions RE: 2010 TSX 6MT

Post by GKSSJ4 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:47 pm

Completely new to Hondata or any sort of ECU tuning here; but want to play around with a Hondata to get some driving enhancements.

Not really looking for gains (that'll be a big bonus) but want the following features:

1) Eliminate Rev Hang during high RPM shifts
2) Ability to lower Vtec engagement to around 4800-5000rpm
3) Ability for the car to run on Regular 87 gas (well, still want the car to be usable and 91-93 is not always available).
4) Car must stay reliable!

I'll be keeping the car entirely stock for the most part. Only thing I have in is a K&N reusable air filter, and I'll be changing engine oil before the tune.

Will a Hondata BaseMap provide me with the things I need here?

Thanks.

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Re: NEWBIE- General questions RE: 2010 TSX 6MT

Post by Spunkster » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:32 am

You will need to use a minimum of 91 octane fuel as this engine has higher compression.

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Re: NEWBIE- General questions RE: 2010 TSX 6MT

Post by EFICU » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:59 pm

The answer to your questions are yes with some minor tweaks, except for 87 octane use like Spunkster said. Let me know if you want some help dialing in a tune for this.

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Re: NEWBIE- General questions RE: 2010 TSX 6MT

Post by GKSSJ4 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:52 pm

Hmm, actually I had the tune in for about 2 weeks now..... thanks for respondng

I was told by the Honda parts retailer that Hondata does not remove any of the stock ECU protections, including the knock sensors. I was sold on the Hondata in the first place because they said the knock sensors are still in place and wouldn't allow the car to be damaged.

I even had a full tank of 87 in the tank with a basemap tune; car ran fine but I did not push it.

Car is noticeably faster. but from the factory it says "Premium Recommended" instead of "Premium required" for the 2010 Acura TSX (K24Z3)... I know for the 2004-2008 TSX, premium is required for the K24A2.

Also; I noticed there are only 4 available basemaps for the 2010 Acura TSX and there is no live tuning option;;; need some help with that too.

Mind you;;; this car is mainly a daily driver; and occassionally if I road trip it without the availability of 91;;; I need it to run on 87. where I live, it costs 34 cents more PER LITER (i.e. $1.50 more per gallon) for 91 vs 87.

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Re: NEWBIE- General questions RE: 2010 TSX 6MT

Post by GKSSJ4 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:03 pm

As of now I am running a base Map tune for the 6MT TSX. I lowered the VTEC to 4800rpm and redline at 7400

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Re: NEWBIE- General questions RE: 2010 TSX 6MT

Post by GKSSJ4 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:16 pm

Spunkster wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:32 am
You will need to use a minimum of 91 octane fuel as this engine has higher compression.
But the car's stock ECU has Knock Sensors. I hope because my car is tuned, it will not get rid of the knock sensors that retard timing as neccessary when it detects lower grades are used. There has been a few fuel shortages this winter;;;;

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