some may remember my post from 6 months ago regarding high fuel trims and setting lean codes under deceleration on my 05 cobalt ss/sc. ive been slowly plugging away trying to get this problem sorted out with little luck. i started a few weeks ago with ve table tuning through disabling the mass air flow sensor and zeroing out the adder tables as per the how to on cobaltss.net. i got most of the afr error taken care of, except a few areas. i later tried again, after logging and retuning i found my fuel trims went way up all over, i ended up flashing in my old tune and was scratching my head as to what i did wrong. fast forward to yesterday, i decide to do some more tuning, took a log with the maf active and tried to adjusting using the long term fuel trim histogram. it made a decent size change, some of the fuel trims moved around, however im still getting high fuel trims under deceleration, up to 19.5% and setting a p0171.
ive been having the p0171 problem for a long time, ive had a couple different cold air intakes, different header and exhaust setups, different injectors, a canned tune, etc since this problem has started happening, never a change. when i purchased my 60lb injectors i purchased a tune, the shop told me we would remote tune till the car was right, then after a few exchanges of tunes left me with a mess of rolling idle and never helped figure the lean code out like they said. ive gotten some of that stuff fixed.
now i know what your thinking, ive got a vacuum leak. thats what ive been after when the car was less modded when it first started happening. ive been through every hose, line, clamp, gasket, ive used the acetylene/propane trick on numerous occasions, cant find a vacuum leak. ive had everything between the air filter and head flange apart, cant find any source of a vacuum leak. to me it would seem like a mechanical problem like a vacuum leak, i just cant find anything. the car had been tweaked by the previous owner, he didnt really know what he was doing, however i drove the car for a year or 2 before this issue started.
im posting my last log, maf is active here, i apologise for it being so long. fuel trims under decel hit 19.5%. i flashed it last night and watched my trims on my scan gauge on my 35km drive to work, by about half way there i already had set the p0171. i believe im making a mess of the tune, the tune in theory should be very rich under high vacuum, at least i think so.
any thoughts or insite would be great, im getting frustrated with it.