Bouncy Boost Gauge?
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4

This is a discussion on Bouncy Boost Gauge? within the Interior Mods forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; After a few weeks of research on the "best" boost gauge with a strong bias for clean integration with the ...

  1. #1
    Registered User economatic's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Portland, OR
    Posts
    843

    Bouncy Boost Gauge?

    After a few weeks of research on the "best" boost gauge with a strong bias for clean integration with the factory color scheme, I purchased a MadDad for my '09 WRX. So I got it installed yesterday, which would have been admittedly easy sans my typical bad luck, e.g. defective fuse tap = lots of wasted time. As most of you know, the MadDad is an electric gauge but it seems kind of bouncy during boost. Is this normal? To be honest, this is my first car with turbo, hence the first boost gauge I've had, so I have nothing to compare it to aside from the factory gauges.

    Overall, the gauge seems to operate as expected except for the somewhat jerky operation. It does the sweeping action smoothly and on vacuum it is relatively smooth but it doesn't seem to give a very accurate/smooth reading anything in boost territory. Also, I calibrated the gauge as the directions instructed.

  2. Remove Advertisements
    ClubWRX.net
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Registered User lordcon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Abingdon MD
    Posts
    928
    Because the gauge you have is electric, I would say your issue is either a faulty boost sensor or an air leak in the line.
    Quote Originally Posted by jeffbmx00 View Post
    nah i dont have a problem with spelling, i just play a lot of world of warcraft and thats how people type in that game.

  4. #3
    Registered User economatic's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Portland, OR
    Posts
    843
    Quote Originally Posted by lordcon View Post
    Because the gauge you have is electric, I would say your issue is either a faulty boost sensor or an air leak in the line.
    I'll double check the lines tonight but it should be good as I zip-tied everything tightly. I sure hope the sensor isn't faulty. Perhaps it is a continuation of my bad luck...

  5. #4
    Registered User economatic's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Portland, OR
    Posts
    843

    Does this look normal?

    Okay, I rezip-tied all the hoses, double-checked all wires and connectors going into the gauge and no change. Here is what it is doing:

    YouTube - Faulty boost gauge?

    That can't be right, can it. By the way, the car is completely stock with about 700 miles on it so it isn't a mechanical problem. What do you think? Bad sensor?

+ Reply to Thread

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself. We strongly suggest that you stay away from using aol, yahoo, msn, and hotmail accounts. Sometimes the mail server blocks the emails from our server. As a result you will not receive any notifications including the confirmation email.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •