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Knock sensor on D16z6

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by Argentinakidd, May 13, 2018.

  1. Argentinakidd

    Argentinakidd New Member

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    hello everyone!
    So i recently purchased a 96 coupe with a bad d16y8. The head is still good, which im still going to use. A buddy has a cheap z6 block he can give me. Of course z6 has no knock sensor, and the ecu is going to look for one. This car needs to pass state emissions. So my question is: what are ways i can add a knock sensor to the z6 block??? I was thinking of jb welding a nut to the block and putting the ks there?? Any ideas/help would be greatly appreciated!:)
     
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    Sorry if this thread is in the incorrect section, first time posting.
     
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    No it will not work , sorry but going to have to find a obd2 longblock to work correctly, even if could tap another hole for the sensor unless in exact location and depth etc (not going to happen) the sensor will read alot more noise than needed and try and make adjustments
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    in the mitsu world, we would use an empty boss in the center of the motor and bolt the knock sensor to it...
     
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    If emissions aren't an issue, convert the car to obd1 with a p28 and jumper. If they do an obd2 plug scan, that obviously won't work.

    but if they do a tail pipe sniffer, it would
     
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    What about the spot on the back of the z6 block to drain the coolant?
     
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    Yes emissions is an issue. I live in a city that does emissions.
     
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    NO WILL NOT WORK JUST STOP AND GET THE RIGHT MOTOR - end of discussion ....
     
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    Getting the correct block is the right solution.

    there are electronic ways to emulate a good knock signal, though. this guy tried, not sure if it was successful
    http://hondaswap.com/threads/knock-sensor-bypass.516726/


    ultimately, a y8 block is worth like $50 so it's probably cheaper to just buy the right block
     
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    Well honestly cars survived fine without a knock sensor for a long time but it is helpful in its own right...
     
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    Obd2 a/b use the knock sensor to advance timing WOT until it sees knock then backs off unlike pre obd/0
     
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    I mean like heres one local to me Screenshot_20180515-170339_Facebook.jpg
     
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