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    Boost gauge working correctly? [VIDEO]

    Hey,
    My dad has the Lamco boost gauge on his STI, and it seems to be measuring vacuum line pressure, like on those old "fuel economy" gauges. Floor it, needle goes all the way up, light gas, it barely moves. Except when I'm in the boost zone, it seems like it's measuring correctly...ish

    http://s273.photobucket.com/albums/j...t=HPIM0885.mp4

    Possibly NWS, I wasn't listening to what we were saying.

    Try to ignore the arguing, and my sister's tendency to NOT watch the boost gauge and be really shaky. If you can get anything, and insight is really appreciated. If not, I can try to take another video. My understanding of boost and boost zones may be incorrect, so feel free to inform me on those as well.

    Thanks!!
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    You tell your sister to "grab it with both hands"

    Much of the video appears to be in gears 1-3. With the sections I could see the gauge, I didn't notice oscillations. Do you have anywhere you can do a 4th gear pull (~30-100)? You don't have to get all the way to 100, but that will get the ECU in the proper load cells.

    Also, what is target boost?
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    Oh lord.

    and right about .1 mpa? Like the stock PSI for boost? That's the only term I can think of to describe the right amount of pressure
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    Quote Originally Posted by MakeItRoar
    Oh lord.
    I watched 4:45 worth of video; you expect me not to make a snide remark when you say something like that?

    Quote Originally Posted by MakeItRoar
    and right about .1 mpa? Like the stock PSI for boost? That's the only term I can think of to describe the right amount of pressure
    That's about right for a stock STI
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