Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Friday November 28, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Rocky Mountains Impreza Club
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Chapters > Rocky Mountains Impreza Club Forum -- RMIC

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-31-2003, 01:49 PM   #1
mannix
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 46504
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Colorado
Vehicle:
2004 WRX wagon
Silver

Default Stock Boost gauge - what should it read?

Hi all - I have a 2004 WRX, came with the factory boost gauge.

For those that have the same (or similar MPa) gauge, what does it get to at max boost, on a stock car? AFAIK, these things are supposed to make 13-14psi, give or take, not sure what that correlates to on the goofy gauge.

I live in Denver; the car makes more boost at sea level(expected, at least from my experience with turbo Audis), shrug, just curious - the car is not slow, just wondering what it "should" say.



Iain Mannix
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
mannix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2003, 03:39 PM   #2
mixup52
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 39691
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Ogden Utah
Vehicle:
2002 WRX Wagon
White

Default

Ok if you have the stock gauge, which reads in MPa (mega Pascals) which in turn converts like this, .1 MPa =14.52 Psi. Hope that helps.
mixup52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2003, 03:43 PM   #3
mannix
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 46504
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Colorado
Vehicle:
2004 WRX wagon
Silver

Default

Thanks - that means my car is making ~11.xx psi (it gets to .07-8 on the gauge @ altitude).

Anyone have a gauge in a stock WRX to compare? Seems low on one hand, otoh, it may well be altitude.

Thanks!

Iain
mannix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2003, 04:01 PM   #4
quynce
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 15409
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Lakewood, CO
Default

Mine read .08 most of the time. It would sometimes spike up to .095 but only for a split second. I have an Omori gauge in the OEM pod now that reads in PSI. When the car was stock it was about 11-12psi. I've since put in a Cobb flashed ECU and I now make a consistent 13-13.5 psi. hth
quynce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2003, 04:17 PM   #5
mannix
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 46504
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Colorado
Vehicle:
2004 WRX wagon
Silver

Default

Helps a lot - thanks! Seems like my car is normal (or both of ours had issues.


Iain(mine spikes past .08 briefly too)
mannix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2003, 08:08 PM   #6
WheelsCSM
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 20765
Join Date: Jul 2002
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Arvada, CO
Vehicle:
2008 Forester XT
6mt/18g-xt

Default

Yea, that's about what I get too, usually around .075 MPa, it does spike a little higher, I think one time I saw it spike to .009
WheelsCSM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2003, 01:26 AM   #7
KeithRS
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 3436
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Bongistan
Vehicle:
1987 Rockhopper
Yellow

Default

Mine is always negative (well, if I had a vacuum gauge, it would be). Of course, I have a block off plate under my hood scoop, too...

-Keith Wenzel
KeithRS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2003, 04:42 PM   #8
mannix
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 46504
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Colorado
Vehicle:
2004 WRX wagon
Silver

Default

Ahhh, I have conclusive proof that a boost gauge attached to a car with a boost producing device is a Good Idea.



Iain
mannix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2003, 04:46 PM   #9
Fuquad
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 16164
Join Date: Mar 2002
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: CO
Default

For future boost measurement conversions:

http://www.onlineconversion.com/
Fuquad is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Testing Front OEM O2/AFR Sensor... What Should It Read? TDQuiksilver Factory 2.0L Turbo Powertrain (EJ Series Factory 2.0L Turbo) 5 07-17-2008 09:02 PM
WHat should be my readings on stock boost gauge? jaskillz Newbies & FAQs 16 02-18-2006 05:15 AM
stock boost gauge, what the? dakwrx Factory 2.0L Turbo Powertrain (EJ Series Factory 2.0L Turbo) 9 05-06-2005 12:22 AM
What should the factory installed boost gauge on an STi read? SithSolo1 Newbies & FAQs 3 01-03-2005 03:54 PM
What should vacuum read on Boost gauge? MARTY5446 Factory 2.0L Turbo Powertrain (EJ Series Factory 2.0L Turbo) 4 11-28-2001 04:42 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:35 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.