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    Help to monitor factory ECU w/ Cobb AP

    Ok, so I've been running stage1 on my 2010 WRX for about a week. I had early concerns with knocks and they seem to be more constant, had one register at -5.2. I was even getting them in Economy mode...

    So I uninstalled it and I want to monitor the factory ECU to help determine if this is a mechanical or tune issue. I can't figure out how to stay factory and still use the AP to monitor the car and I've read you can do somehow.

    This car only has 25,000 miles and stock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tesla317 View Post
    Ok, so I've been running stage1 on my 2010 WRX for about a week. I had early concerns with knocks and they seem to be more constant, had one register at -5.2. I was even getting them in Economy mode...

    So I uninstalled it and I want to monitor the factory ECU to help determine if this is a mechanical or tune issue. I can't figure out how to stay factory and still use the AP to monitor the car and I've read you can do somehow.

    This car only has 25,000 miles and stock.
    I would think you just reflash back to stock tune and data log like normal

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrxnguyen View Post
    I would think you just reflash back to stock tune and data log like normal

    There is no "map" to flash back to. Only uninstall. And once you do that u can't monitor anything. I even backed up the original ecu data and there is no original map to flash to

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    In the Cobb map manager, is there not a "Stock Mode" map to download? They've had those available for every other year WRX before the GR, so it would surprise me if that was not available at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anub1s View Post
    In the Cobb map manager, is there not a "Stock Mode" map to download? They've had those available for every other year WRX before the GR, so it would surprise me if that was not available at all.

    Thanks, I had to go online to download it. The map notes say it acts like stock...is this the actual factory settings or an "alternate" stock mode?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tesla317 View Post
    Thanks, I had to go online to download it. The map notes say it acts like stock...is this the actual factory settings or an "alternate" stock mode?
    I'd call Cobb to confirm

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    It'll run as if on the stock tune. So for all intents and purposed, it's the actual factory settings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anub1s View Post
    It'll run as if on the stock tune. So for all intents and purposed, it's the actual factory settings.


    I'm still waiting on a reply from Cobb to confirm this. Running this map still results in the same feedback knock numbers as the other stage1 maps.

    It's labeled MTv300, just like the other maps...makes me wonder if it's an OTS map.

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    Isn't this a duplicate thread? I feel like I just read this. If so, you should ask for them to be merged, so all the information about your situation is in one spot.
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    For what it's worth, lots of people have serious knock in economy mode. I would avoid that map at all costs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MainFrame View Post
    For what it's worth, lots of people have serious knock in economy mode. I would avoid that map at all costs.

    That makes me feel a little better, but I've ran pretty much every map cobb offers and get the same results, some worse than others. Even in the "stock mode".

    I want to determine if it's a tune or mechanical issue, but cobb has been slow to communicate. Leaving me too a lot of research...which isn't bad, but I still need guidance. I'm afraid to run any and all stage1 maps due to consistent, and replicable knock numbers.

    I have a separate thread addressing the Accessport knock feedback data, but I still need to know what their stock mode means... "like stock" doesn't necessarily mean "my original ecu" stock. I've learned to assume NOTHING in life, and I won't with a $24k car! Lol

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