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Old 08-19-2008, 10:43 PM   #1
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I start and idle fine. I don't see any vacuum leaks. Motor sounds smooth.

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1. With the car idling, I see -20 (vacuum) on the boost gauge. When I blip the throttle up to about 2-3k rpm, the manifold pressure rises to zero, but never makes boost. I also do not see the actuator arm on the waste gate move. Shouldn't I expect to see boost? I'm running the 2554.

2. At idle, I see 25psi of fuel pressure. When I blip the throttle, I see a few pounds more. When I disconnect the signal line, I see 35 pounds. When I crimp the return line, I see 85lbs. I think this is telling me that the fuel pump is capable of delivering enough fuel. The instructions suggest re-calibrating the AFPR when the unplugged signal line doesn't produce 50, but it's not clear if it should also be adjusted up if the base PSI is low. Thoughts?

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1. It's not gonna produce boost in neutral. You need a load on the engine. Otherwise it just spins up as quickly as air is pumped into it.

2. I don't play with bandaids so I can't answer that question.
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should have bought a supercharger.
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I spoke with Corky. He thinks the fuel gauge may be reading low at idle. He suggested I adjust pressure up with the signal line disconnected to 50psi, and then road test with the a careful eye on both the boost gauge and fuel pressure, making sure that as the boost crosses 0, the fuel pressure builds appropriately.

I'll let you know what I find.
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