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This is a discussion on Boost Guage Problem within the Interior Mods forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Today i installed my boost guage and i came across a problem. The vacuum line is on and after i ...

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    Boost Guage Problem

    Today i installed my boost guage and i came across a problem. The vacuum line is on and after i start the car it's around 20 vac. As i rev, the max i think i got to was 0 boost. Anyone know what the deal is? i checked most of the line for kinks but can't find one. Thanks in advance. I dont know whats going on.

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    I'll go with the obvious option... Check and make sure its in the right fitting, then check for leaks.
    Those fools, EVO vs. STi??? That's like comparing ....wait a minute...there's no comparison. The Suby's still working!!! The evo...well... I hope he got the extended warranty.

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    what do you mean check to see if its in the right fitting?

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    hey that sounds like what happened to me after i installed my boost gauge. But car didn't make boost just sitting in the garage while reving. I had to take the car out on the road and put it under load to make higher boost. If it still doesn't do this... check for kinks.

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    hmm the thing is i drove it around the block going over 3k rpms in 1st and i think maybe 2nd. The highest it went was maybe 0 boost.

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    Originally posted by sjscooby
    what do you mean check to see if its in the right fitting?

    ....the hoses young grasshopper....check and make sure all of the hoses/fittings are connected properly...
    Those fools, EVO vs. STi??? That's like comparing ....wait a minute...there's no comparison. The Suby's still working!!! The evo...well... I hope he got the extended warranty.

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    Has anyone considered that the gauge itself may be defective???
    Those fools, EVO vs. STi??? That's like comparing ....wait a minute...there's no comparison. The Suby's still working!!! The evo...well... I hope he got the extended warranty.

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    i considered that since i did buy it used. Just hoping for the better right now and look to see if theres an easy fix.

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    Originally posted by ej20fan
    Has anyone considered that the gauge itself may be defective???
    no, b/c the operation sounds completely notmal.

    you're not going to get past 0 at idle while revving.

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    Originally posted by sjscooby
    i considered that since i did buy it used. Just hoping for the better right now and look to see if theres an easy fix.

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    What you said before seems everything has no problem!!

    Try to drive your car from 2rd gear or upper, and step the gas pedal all the way down, then you can see you are running full boost in your boost gauge!!!!!!!
    If you don't fully step down, you never have all the boost!!!!!!!!!
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