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Old 01-21-2013, 11:45 PM   #51
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Hold on... My gauge shows that when Im in cruise control go say 60mph, I'm at 6lbs of boost the whole time.. Should I be boosting that much when at a steady speed?? Or is my gauge off by 5 or 6 psi
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:58 PM   #52
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Hold on... My gauge shows that when Im in cruise control go say 60mph, I'm at 6lbs of boost the whole time.. Should I be boosting that much when at a steady speed?? Or is my gauge off by 5 or 6 psi
It should not be that high. For comparison I set my cruise to about 70-75 to work everyday and the gauge in vacuum (under 0). So yes your gauge is reading incorrectly.

I verified mine works correctly by monitoring boost off my AP at the same time. They always match.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:01 AM   #53
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Crazy thought, boost gauge is off.

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Old 01-22-2013, 08:45 AM   #54
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Yup, given that you're at 5lbs at a steady speed of 60, the gauge is probably off, or something is horribly wrong with your car (which I'm starting to doubt) Even at 80-85 your should still be slightly in vacuum.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:07 AM   #55
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Hold on... My gauge shows that when Im in cruise control go say 60mph, I'm at 6lbs of boost the whole time.. Should I be boosting that much when at a steady speed?? Or is my gauge off by 5 or 6 psi

Your gauge is off. Under cruise conditions you should be in vacuum (anywhere between -10 and -20). What I would do is verify the gauge is installed correctly, then call the manufacturer of the gauge and ask if it can be calibrated. If it can do so, if not send it back to be repaired or buy a new one. If it was my car I'd still want to get it retuned for safety purposes.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:19 AM   #56
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:28 AM   #57
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Like I said call (or email) AEM and find out how to properly calibrate your gauge, it is obviously reading stupid high.

A retune would be a very intelligent use of your money in order to assure the car is running properly.

There really isn't anything anyone else can say in this thread that will serve you more then the first two sentances of this post. Go do those things and then come back.
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:07 AM   #58
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:11 AM   #59
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I talked to Buckey Lasek at the Philly auto show. His car is pushing ~45 psi
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:37 AM   #60
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hey hinshaw,move this to the southeast orlando thread,so we can find out whos car this used to be.
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:37 PM   #61
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Found out today that the gauge is on the outs. So i ordered a aem digital boost gauge and will be installed friday.
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:46 PM   #62
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Alright keep us posted man. Hope that's the reason you were "hitting" 25psi.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:54 PM   #63
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All I see is a CAI and DP. It also looks like you have the stock boost controller, which I'm sure sucks to hold that kind of boost. You should get it up on a lift to check what other parts, if any, the previous owner slapped onto there. Like bigrob stated, the stock TMIC and BPV weren't designed those high boost levels with their plastic bits.

FWIW, I have a TP stage 3+ build and several other parts and I'm only doing 22psi on stock internals. I'm expecting the engine to give out fairly soon.

Either you are really pessimistic or badly misinformed. There is really no reason your block should give out with a stock turbo even if you have every bolt on known to man slapped on there. The only thing that will make it go boom would be a poor tune or poor maintence, and I personally know the quality of Eric's tunes, they are fantastic, so......

Will 22psi on a stock block likely degrade the engine components at a quicker rate (read "at a quicker rate" because there are some components that are wear items and over time everything will start to degrade) over a period of time then stock levels? Of course! The stock pressure is what around 12-14psi.

Will 22psi on a stock block with quality parts, quality maintence, a quality tune, and an owner that knows how to monitor his car (ie log regularly, check fluids, have proper gauges, stop beating on the car if something looks fishy, ect) last for 100k+ miles? EASILY

Sorry to rant and rave but too many people make the quality of the engines in this cars out to be total crap, when in reality 95% of the time is the quality of the owners that strongly influence the outcome of the engines.
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:26 PM   #64
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Either you are really pessimistic or badly misinformed. There is really no reason your block should give out with a stock turbo even if you have every bolt on known to man slapped on there. The only thing that will make it go boom would be a poor tune or poor maintence, and I personally know the quality of Eric's tunes, they are fantastic, so......

Will 22psi on a stock block likely degrade the engine components at a quicker rate (read "at a quicker rate" because there are some components that are wear items and over time everything will start to degrade) over a period of time then stock levels? Of course! The stock pressure is what around 12-14psi.

Will 22psi on a stock block with quality parts, quality maintence, a quality tune, and an owner that knows how to monitor his car (ie log regularly, check fluids, have proper gauges, stop beating on the car if something looks fishy, ect) last for 100k+ miles? EASILY

Sorry to rant and rave but too many people make the quality of the engines in this cars out to be total crap, when in reality 95% of the time is the quality of the owners that strongly influence the outcome of the engines.
When I said "soon" I was talking about in another 5ish months. This is mostly because I love going WOT all the time
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:08 PM   #65
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Either you are really pessimistic or badly misinformed. There is really no reason your block should give out with a stock turbo even if you have every bolt on known to man slapped on there. The only thing that will make it go boom would be a poor tune or poor maintence, and I personally know the quality of Eric's tunes, they are fantastic, so......

Will 22psi on a stock block likely degrade the engine components at a quicker rate (read "at a quicker rate" because there are some components that are wear items and over time everything will start to degrade) over a period of time then stock levels? Of course! The stock pressure is what around 12-14psi.

Will 22psi on a stock block with quality parts, quality maintence, a quality tune, and an owner that knows how to monitor his car (ie log regularly, check fluids, have proper gauges, stop beating on the car if something looks fishy, ect) last for 100k+ miles? EASILY

Sorry to rant and rave but too many people make the quality of the engines in this cars out to be total crap, when in reality 95% of the time is the quality of the owners that strongly influence the outcome of the engines.
good info. i agree. ive been tuned and at around 22 psi for about 4 years. no issues at all. no warranty work. burns no oil, nothing. at 52k now and 5 years of ownership. even stock clutch and brake pads still on the car!
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:18 AM   #66
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Either you are really pessimistic or badly misinformed. There is really no reason your block should give out with a stock turbo even if you have every bolt on known to man slapped on there. The only thing that will make it go boom would be a poor tune or poor maintence, and I personally know the quality of Eric's tunes, they are fantastic, so......

Will 22psi on a stock block likely degrade the engine components at a quicker rate (read "at a quicker rate" because there are some components that are wear items and over time everything will start to degrade) over a period of time then stock levels? Of course! The stock pressure is what around 12-14psi.

Will 22psi on a stock block with quality parts, quality maintence, a quality tune, and an owner that knows how to monitor his car (ie log regularly, check fluids, have proper gauges, stop beating on the car if something looks fishy, ect) last for 100k+ miles? EASILY

Sorry to rant and rave but too many people make the quality of the engines in this cars out to be total crap, when in reality 95% of the time is the quality of the owners that strongly influence the outcome of the engines.
...and there's then unlucky ones like me who are pro tuned, take perfect care of their car, enjoy it for what it is, and crack a ring land, seize a rod bearing, scorch pistons, then have a vf52 bearing fail. 20psi on stock vf52, basic bolts on, 315whp 345wtq. Stock now. New everything.
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:12 PM   #67
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Ok new gauge is in. Peak boost is 18psi! A lot lower than mentioned. I am ordering the cobb ap Monday and looking for factory airbox or aem/Cobb intake
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:35 AM   #68
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Have you had a professional look at what's actually on the car yet?
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