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Old 23-04-2012, 08:32   #1
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running 1.5 bar on zt turbo!

ok, i installed the boost gauge on the weekend and its working fine.

thanks to swordfish for the guide

only prob is i get a massive jolt and lose power after 3500 rpm. bit like the problem described in other threads.


i have check the pipes on the turbo and the are as follows

are the pipes the right way round?

there is a loud ssswwoooosshhh sound when i accellerate hard, possible air leek in front of the turbo?

could be why i am getting a reading of 1.5 BAR (this morning on the way to work) on the boost gauge just before the engine cuts the power?

heres a vid of the guage working, the second/third time i accelerate u can just make out the bang when the power is cut!

im going from 2nd - 3rd - 4th.

anyway heres a pic of the guage and the t piece connection!

the gauge does light up u just cant see it in this pic.

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Old 26-04-2012, 07:41   #2
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Assuming your running the std engine management, if so it has a cut off at 11psi iirc to save the engine.

You have probably piped up something wrong as the engine is trying to overboost
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Old 26-04-2012, 13:59   #3
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ye that's what im thinking it just finding what ones?? im going to replace the small 3mm sensor hoses the weekend for some silicone ones as when i push the oem ones on tight, turbo and sensor end it temporarily cures the prob until the engine warms up.
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