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    Registered User Rams's Avatar
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    Thought my Boost Gauge was broken

    After driving my new car around for nearly a week I decided that my boost gauge wasn't working properly. It almost always showed a vacuum. I had to stomp on the throttle to get the darn needle up over zero. Even then, I think 4 or 5 psi was the best I could do. The dealership had installed the gauge for me, and I decided there must be a vacuum leak or a kink in the line.

    I figured out what the real problem was on my way back to the dealership.

    I hadn't gotten around to playing with the "SI Drive" controller yet. The SI Drive has three different modes or profiles: I for intelligent, S for Sport, and S# for ?. Up until this point I was pretty impressed with the power and performance of my little black car! Imagine my excitement when I dialed up the "S#" setting on the SI Drive.

    It fixed my boost gauge right there! LOL. Needle jumped right up to 15psi while I was pushed back into the seat, listening to the turbo make this beautiful sound!

    I'm liking "S#".

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    Don't you love those moments?
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    S# = Sport Sharp
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    So you have an STi? I work as a valet when I'm not in class and it's really fun on some of the newer cars that switch into a sport mode - you can feel a night and day difference in the car.
    Float like a butterfly and sting like when I pee

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