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This is a discussion on Turbo Timer help within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I just bought a 2003 wrx and it came with quite a few mods. I have a Blitz DCII Turbo ...

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    Question Turbo Timer help

    I just bought a 2003 wrx and it came with quite a few mods. I have a Blitz DCII Turbo timer. I am not sure how to read the boost gauge. Can anyone explain this to me?

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    Turbo Timer

    Yes it does say KPA. However the measurement it uses ranges between 0.00-2.50. According to the conversion the PSI is only .36879374, do I have to move the decimal point over two places?

    For example the highest measurement I got on the turbo boost gauge is 0.10 KPA. Then there is a feature that allows you to set an alarm to prevent too much boost. This alarm can be set as high as 2.50 KPA. The Blitz web site says that the gauge can measure up to 36 PSI. So that was why I was wondering if I had to move the decimal. Thanks for your response. This stuff is all new to me but I am having a lot of fun with it.

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    On a stock car (2.5) you should read +/- .90 - 1.00

    On my old 07 WRX (not stock), it read between 1.10-1.20 max without spiking. If the gauge is reading what you say, you have leaks all over the place. When you go to the converter, on the left put what the gauge is reading (kpa), on the right choose psi. You may need to reinstall the gauge (mine was accurate as all get out). Then again, I had the DTT (same thing pretty much). Don't move any decimals untill you get the reading on the converter (then move it to the right 2 places).

    Also, when you say it's reading .36879374 <-- Is this in boost in 3rd gear pulls ?

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    I would hope you aren't seeing 36psi. And if you are, list the mods on and IN the car.
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    I am thinking that I may have to reinstall the timer. The highest I have ever got the gauge up to is 0.10kpa and that was third gear. The gauge does not consistently change when I am on and off the gas. The problem is also I bought the car with this stuff in it. The equipment all seemed to be professionally installed but I can't be certain.

    For mods I have a HKS electronic Boost controller, cat back, cyborg intake. I have a sport comp turbo gauge also that only reads about 7psi when I have the car pinned. Not sure why that is so low, I think that the meter was not set for that car. When I crank up the turbo boost controller the sport comp gauge goes to about 17psi. I rarely run the car that hard though. If i have a leak in the car how would I know? Also I have raced a few other wrx's and blown them out of the water. I don't feel like there is any power loss. But I also don't want to break anything. Thanks again for your posts.

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    There has to be more than that in that car. There are a few write up's on here for timers.

    As far as knowing if you have a leak... you need to check all the hoses and then check more hoses

    Trace the lead back from the gauge to the source it is plugged in at. Hopefully to the BPV hose or intake manifold. Have any pics for us ?
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    Another question... Why do you need the timer if you have another gauge installed? I do agree the timers are precise, is the prosport an electronic gauge or mechanical ?

    Is your car tuned for everything ? What type of engine management does it have?
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    stock lamco guage is mpa..isnt it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooby123 View Post
    stock lamco guage is mpa..isnt it?
    Exactly what I was going to say. The stock boost guage is in mPa, not kPa

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    I am working on those pics. I thought that the HKS boost controller worked as the engine management when it was turned on. Am I wrong with that? Also I met someone who had a 04 wrx he said that he had his tuned to get max air/fuel out of it. I was wondering if that is what the previous owner did to this car.
    I bought the car from a dealer and at the time they seemed to know what they were talking about; but as I am looking into the car it seems there are some things they did not know. I was really surprised to see how fast the car was.
    Back to what you asked before, I guess I don't need the turbo timer gauge but since it is there I would like it to work properly.

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    "The stock boost guage is in mPa, not kPa"

    The Turbo Timer gauge is in KPa. Not sure about a stock gauge. The other gauge I have is a sport comp that is mechanical and is in psi.
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    Something seems really odd here. You should be seeing around 90 kPa for stock boost results. Unless of course your car is reading in MPa, in which case you'd be seeing around .09 MPa for stock boost levels. .10 is not far from there, so it would make sense if your guage is in MPa, not kPa, your numbers aren't matching up as is though.

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    No, the HKS boost controller isn't the engine management. All it does is bring your psi up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmw9988 View Post

    For mods I have a HKS electronic Boost controller, cat back, cyborg intake. I have a sport comp turbo gauge also that only reads about 7psi when I have the car pinned. Not sure why that is so low, I think that the meter was not set for that car. When I crank up the turbo boost controller the sport comp gauge goes to about 17psi. I rarely run the car that hard though. If i have a leak in the car how would I know? Also I have raced a few other wrx's and blown them out of the water. I don't feel like there is any power loss. But I also don't want to break anything. Thanks again for your posts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anub1s View Post
    Something seems really odd here. You should be seeing around 90 kPa for stock boost results. Unless of course your car is reading in MPa, in which case you'd be seeing around .09 MPa for stock boost levels. .10 is not far from there, so it would make sense if your guage is in MPa, not kPa, your numbers aren't matching up as is though.
    Yeah I see what you are saying now. Those numbers do match up. The gauge says kpa after the numbers though. This is a little confusing. I have some pics that, but I need to get the card to put them on my computer.

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