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    Do I have a boost leak?

    My car no longer seems to have the pick up it used to. I don't have a boost gauge to check pressure. My turbo spools up at about 2.5k like always, but if I drive the RPMs all the way up, I don't really get a good kick until about 5 or 6k.

    What should I check?

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    Get a way to measure boost.
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    Boost gauge or Accessport live reading would tell you.
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    Datalogging would be my first suggestion. It could be boost related, it could also equally be related to something else.
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    I popped the hood, and at idle I hear a very high pitch buzz similar to the pitch of getting hit by a flashbang on COD (I can't describe it any other way)...Could be a normal sound from the belts, not really sure...Is that a characteristic of a leak?
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