Does anyone here have their knock sensors desensitized?

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    Joe 5.0 Well-Known Member

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    As the title states, anyone here running with their knock sensors desensitized, or disabled entirely? I can't find my false knock for the life of me. This is a last resort option for me.
     
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    Get under car and take rubber mallet and start beating on you exhaust system.
     
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    ^ What he said. Listen for rattles when you hit with the mallet and look for anything loose around the motor that could be hitting it. It worked for me
     
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    Bad idea unless your running E85/X98 etc.
     
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    i did run it desensitized after e85 on my whippled 350r. never had any issues, but sold the car not long after. New owner hasn't had any issues though from what I understand.
     
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    Pretty normal for a FI car, but NA something has to be introducing "noise" to the engine.
     
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