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Old 13 May 2012, 07:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy boost gauge problem plz help

hi there ive got a 97 uk 2000...

yesterday i got a boost gauge and after a few hours on the web i found the place were to tee it in.the small line that runs of the turbo to the actuator with a T piece in...so i fitted it a bit further up the line

once fitted i took it for a run to find that the gauge was only hitting 8 psi..

been told that standard is about 13 psi ????

any way after some more browsing on the web i found u could use the spare nipple on the intake manifold so i tryed that...

this time the gauge started at -20psi then once driving it topped out at about +5psi change gear then it would drop to -30psi....and just keep repeating the same thing...come to stop and the car idles at -20psi???

so were do u fit the line for a boost gauge????

also there is no restricter pill in the pipe of the turbo if that helps anyone????????
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Old 13 May 2012, 07:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: boost gauge problem plz help

The car draws vacuum like a naturally aspirated car when not on boost so the negative value is perfectly normal. Your boost value seems low but it can depend on the quality of your gauge too
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