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Old 08-26-2003, 09:41 PM   #1
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Default How can you tell if you have a boost leak?

Just curious.....if you don't have a boost guage is there a way to tell if you have a boost leak? Just wondering.....
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Old 08-31-2003, 07:25 PM   #2
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If there is a boost leak will the check engine light go on at least?
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Old 09-01-2003, 11:49 PM   #3
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No replies? No one can answer this question for me??? Tell me it's a stupid question, I can take it, but just tell me something....
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Old 09-02-2003, 01:28 AM   #4
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If there is a boost leak will the check engine light go on at least?
You probably won't hit peak boost for one. 14.5 PSI near redline from what I understand, althouhg I only have 300miles on the car so I wouldn't know : ) Do you have a boost gauge?

CEL will probably NOT go on since it is typically only triggered for emission related problems. So unless the car ends up running lean/rich as a result, it won't be triggered.



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Old 09-02-2003, 06:27 PM   #5
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You probably won't hit peak boost for one. 14.5 PSI near redline from what I understand, althouhg I only have 300miles on the car so I wouldn't know : ) Do you have a boost gauge?

CEL will probably NOT go on since it is typically only triggered for emission related problems. So unless the car ends up running lean/rich as a result, it won't be triggered.



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So I guess buying a boost gauge is worth the $$$$$
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Old 09-02-2003, 06:49 PM   #6
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loss of power,would be your first clue,after you know how your car runs from day to day
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Old 09-02-2003, 07:54 PM   #7
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So I guess buying a boost gauge is worth the $$$$$
Um No, if its the stock subaru one. Maybe an aftermarket one that shows boast in PSi and not bars
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Old 09-03-2003, 07:19 PM   #8
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Um No, if its the stock subaru one. Maybe an aftermarket one that shows boast in PSi and not bars
Actually the subbie one doesn't show it in bar either ; )

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So I guess buying a boost gauge is worth the $$$$$
A requirement for any turbocharged car IMO.

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Old 09-03-2003, 08:49 PM   #10
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Actually the subbie one doesn't show it in bar either ; )

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come on... you mean you didnt memorize the PASCAL to PSI conversion chart in your head??? :sarcastic monkey smiley:
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Old 09-03-2003, 10:29 PM   #11
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Just curious.....if you don't have a boost guage is there a way to tell if you have a boost leak? Just wondering.....
check out this thread...
any chance your I/C to turbo hose is loose?
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...hreadid=415765
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I don't think that I have a boost leak, but some people on here mentioned having one and not knowing for a while. I don't have a boost gauge and I was thinking about getting one. I'm going to have to ask at the dealer if an aftermarket gauge will void the warranty. I would prefer to have one that reads in PSI, but once you know the conversion and about where the gauge should be reading I would think it wouldn't matter anyway.
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I don't think that I have a boost leak, but some people on here mentioned having one and not knowing for a while. I don't have a boost gauge and I was thinking about getting one. I'm going to have to ask at the dealer if an aftermarket gauge will void the warranty. I would prefer to have one that reads in PSI, but once you know the conversion and about where the gauge should be reading I would think it wouldn't matter anyway.
An aftermarket gauge will NOT void any warranty as long as it is installed properly.

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