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Old 08-10-2006, 12:16 PM   #59
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Originally Posted by Wrinkleboi
so i have the pressure tester, and am now just concerned with procedure to go about the test. can someone outline the steps involved in doing this? so far what i understand is:

1: remove airbox and after maf hose
2: plug turbo inlet hose with pressure tester
3: remove three inlet hose lines and cap the inlet hose off in those three locations (do you cap off the lines as well?)
4: use compressor to pressurize the system up to about 20 psi (what if your car will be tuned to run more than that? what is a safe max psi??)
5: listen for leaks, using soapy water if necessary to pinpoint them
6: fix leaks, and make mad jdm horsepower yo

what am i missing? anything? tia...
You pretty much have it. 20 psi is just a figure you don't want to exceed. It has nothing to do with the amount of boost you are going to run. If it is going to leak at 25 it will leak at 15. You don't have to cap off the lines that you remove from the inlet. Just plug the holes and call it a day. I would use soapy water for sure as they can sometimes be difficult to hear....sometimes not.
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