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    Who's experienced issues with the Lap 3 Uncle Chip?

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    Wanted to start a thread where we can get some feedback for those who have intalled their Lap3 Unlce Chip on their Stinger to see if they have experienced any issues. From what I've read on this forum there are concerns about spark plugs issues, engine knocks, misfires, requiring a catch can install, coil, etc.

    I think this would be very useful for those including myself who are looking to getting a Chip soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StingerYYC View Post
    Wanted to start a thread where we can get some feedback for those who have intalled their Lap3 Unlce Chip on their Stinger to see if they have experienced any issues. From what I've read on this forum there are concerns about spark plugs issues, engine knocks, misfires, requiring a catch can install, coil, etc.

    I think this would be very useful for those including myself who are looking to getting a Chip soon.
    I posted my experience in another thread. But briefly, I installed the LAP3 ran the car on 93octane and the setting on 93octane also. Started getting misfiring, had to go through 2 plugs and a coil to get the car back to normal again. LAP3 no longer installed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by STINGER View Post
    I posted my experience in another thread. But briefly, I installed the LAP3 ran the car on 93octane and the setting on 93octane also. Started getting misfiring, had to go through 2 plugs and a coil to get the car back to normal again. LAP3 no longer installed.
    I think the consensus was that the 91 octane setting on the Lap3 was where you wanted it with 93 octane fuel. Doesn't make sense but I think that's what people are doing. Time will tell about durability.
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    I can't speak for the V6, but the little 4cyl is still running strong. I've had it installed for about 700 miles thus far. No knocking, misfires, etc. and I bring it to redline pretty often. I'm running it on the 93(94?) setting with 93 gas. I have not changed my plugs out and I have not installed a catch can. I may in the future, but I'm thinking a few thousand miles without one shouldn't grenade the engine. The only problem I have been having is the small gas tank. I have to fill up twice as often now. I guess I might just have a lead foot...

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    Having this chip work for different model cars seems problematic in my mind. Running a 91 octane setting when using 93 octane fuel means the chip's not optimized for the 3.3T Stinger. I hope those having issues get things taken care of to their satisfaction and soon!
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    I installed chip and had to lower setting because it was causing really bad misfires Andes up killing a few plugs and even a coil pack which I had never seen before. Use 89 setting with 91 fuel and 91 setting with 93 fuel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty17 View Post
    I can't speak for the V6, but the little 4cyl is still running strong. I've had it installed for about 700 miles thus far. No knocking, misfires, etc. and I bring it to redline pretty often. I'm running it on the 93(94?) setting with 93 gas. I have not changed my plugs out and I have not installed a catch can. I may in the future, but I'm thinking a few thousand miles without one shouldn't grenade the engine. The only problem I have been having is the small gas tank. I have to fill up twice as often now. I guess I might just have a lead foot...
    Would you happen to know what plugs your Stinger is running? Read somewhere that an owner found Denso plugs installed and another had a different brand installed.

 

 
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