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Old 09-14-2019, 07:26 AM   #2
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Join Date: Aug 2009
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: NC
2004 Impreza


Donít get hung up on not exactly hitting boost targets.

Looking at the HWG log, youíre at 91% injector duty cycle. Youíre basically out of injector at this point anyway without looking at AFR #ís

Things to consider,

1, Ambient temp and elevation. Have a profound effect on overall boost and correction. Higher intake temps=more potential for knock. Also these off the shelf tunes have to operate from sealevel atmosphere to the highest one can drive over mountains. Barometric adjustment/compensation is key to not being towed home.

2. Age of hardware 12yr old wastegate spring/diaphragm and boost controller.
Over 5800 RPM the wastegate starts to ramp up again as boost under targets over 2psi error, likely the exhaust flow is just starting to force the wastegate or recirc (blow off, under boost) valve open. Doing the old tricks of tightening the wastegate arm if yours has it can work to some degree. However if improperly or over tightened can lead to boost oscillation.

Main thing is youíre not overboosting and itís not constantly correcting. Giving that surging feeling when accelerating.

Just run the HWG map and occasionally watch for knock and enjoy it. Otherwise youíre looking at dropping some bills on more fuel system and a ProTune.
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Last edited by Blktrax; 09-14-2019 at 07:43 AM.
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