I attempted to do a 3rd gear WOT pull from 2500 RPM, but ran out of road. I tried to do another, but saw that my DAM dropped to 0 so I immediately became concerned and decided to just drive home and check the datalog:
Notes about the car:
-2013 WRX with 12500 miles. It has a Stage I ACN91 (Live in Las Vegas where the whether has been around 85 degrees).
-No engine mods besides a Turbo Blanket, Group N Engine Mounts, Kartboy Pitch Stop Mount, and Invidia N1 Catback Exhaust.
-The ECU was reset a few days ago because I had to drain the power to install an aftermarket DAMD steering wheel.
-No CEL was thrown.
-I drove it around for a bit and did not notice any change in behavior or other unusual noises.
-Car's logs were clean during the Winter. Not sure if the warm / hot windy weather has anything to do with the recent knock I've been getting at low load / RPM during cruising. Knock only happened when I mashed on the throttle, but would immediately ramp back down to 0 above 3000-3500 RPM.
I'm a novice when it comes to this. All I know is that DAM dropping to 0 is very bad. Is there anyone with expertise willing to decipher the logs and explain how severe it is? Maybe shed some light as I've no clue what else to think about this.
This is my DD so I was wondering if it's safe for me to drive this car commuting on the freeway and will the DAM eventually go back to 1? I'm hoping it's just a bad tank of gas. The highest octane we can get here is 100. Everywhere else is 91 here in Vegas.
I posted this on NASIOC too, but wanted to get more insight from more than one forum.
Thanks for any insight or feedback.