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Old 10-05-2007, 05:55 PM   #1
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So I got the fuel issue sorted out...

Drove the car for a week, everything works well, car feels so much better...

Yesterday I installed my IC. I used the 18x12x3 CXR racing IC with Stripes Pipes, along with a HKS SSQBOV

After the install I took a quick ride arond the neighborhood to make sure all was good. After taking it easy for a bit I did one hard pull, and a pipe came disconected stalling the car. I made sure to bring a wrench to reconnect everything incase that happend.

Shortly aftet this happend, the turbo started sounding more high pitched than normal, and its only boosting to about 3.5 to 4psi.

Before this i always let the turbo spool down before shuting the car off.

Seems like a 1.5-2PSI pressure drop is a bit steep, could something have happend when the pipe came disconected?
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You could still have a boost leak, which will overspin the turbo. Pressure check your system.
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Old 10-05-2007, 07:02 PM   #3
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Man i feel stupid now, i could have sworn I triple checked all the clamps.

Thanks for your help
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You could still have a boost leak, which will overspin the turbo.
I've got a 2 inch split in the stock rubber accordion elbow... Maybe I should disconnect the wastegate for the time being.
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Which pipe popped off? You still have a boost leak. I know it's a pain in the ***, but check all of your clamps and make sure they are clamping on pipe and not just silicone. Also, don't over tighten the clamps. They should be clamped slightly more than snug. If you overtighten, you run the risk of ripping your couplers.
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