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Old 03-10-2008, 12:13 PM   #41
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OMG, you serious? glad you found it...
you still need to sort those lines out though, looks like a hot mess
mechanical boost gauge are accurate to a point, usually less at higher boost
IMO it is worth it to have the vac displayed as well, it helps in cases like these, if your gauge looks broken, you know there is a vac/boost leak there and you will know in the future what to look for...
you just learned a valuable lesson through trial and error, congrats

ps-and even you are welcome
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Old 03-11-2008, 02:40 AM   #42
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Originally Posted by zebro racing View Post
youre right, the old gauge is not broken. i installed a new auto meter gauge today and it reads the same. i assumed it was broken because i thought id be pushing more boost, like 7psi. does everyone have their boost gauge T-ed off their intake mani? does anyone have it T-ed before the TB?

i let a friend drive my car the other day and apparently its not all that down on power. i just thought it would have more.

now that i have a boost gauge; how should i adjust my BOV?

ANY ANY vacuum source needs to be T-ed off your intake manifold.
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