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Mar
14
comment Typical Stock Boost Values
That's the thing, I don't know any particular car models to reference. I do know from speaking to some Ford and GM engineers that both these OEMs are moving towards undersized vehicles with boosting, in order to meet tougher CAFE standards. I don't know of any that are currently on the market though. Are most stock boosted motors strictly boosted for performance?
Mar
14
comment Typical Stock Boost Values
I've looked through the mentioned section in Heywood, and even read a good portion of the section on knock. I'm not looking for any more insight than that, i'd just like to know broadly what range or pressures engines are boosted to. Is 15 psi an upper limit, and is that usually reserved for performance vehicles? Or are greater boost values common?
Mar
14
comment Typical Stock Boost Values
I've added some detail to my original post to address some of your questions
Mar
6
comment Misfire the next morning if car runs only for 15 seconds
I would guess that any oil on the cables would eventually seep through the protective covering, and cause a short on the wires. At first startup, this would cause the wires to heat up and eventually burn off whatever minute amount of oil was causing the short. After this, the car would run normal. After letting the car sit for a bit, however, the oil has a chance to seep back through the plastic covering and cause a misfire again. I should emphasize that this is purely speculative, however. Replace those cables!