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Old 03-11-2012, 12:55 PM   #1
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Do you use them on a carb application? Do they have to be installed?
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Not used with carb
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They serve only as a eye sore.
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Do you use them on a carb application? Do they have to be installed?
knock sensors can be your best friend or your worst enemy...and no,you dont need them with your carb.
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If you were to do something like use the stock computer to run the ignition then you could use them, but the MSD box has no way of using them.
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I'm using MSD box. Do I need to plug the holes in the block with something, install them, just no wiring, or does it matter?

My first rodeo with a LSX based engine.
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I have the same question. I new I didn't need them, but do you just remove them from the block or leave them in and just don't hook em up?
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You can just leave them in there, it won't make any difference either way.
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Pick up an msd knock sensor box around 230.00 i think and plug them into that, mine works great, you dont want detonation and you should monitor it . I blew up an engine that way. Expensive lesson learned. Some say you can hear knocking but with a modified engine and loud exhaust good luck hearing it.
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I also have an MSD knock sensor that I have used on past carb applications. It works well. Eric L
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