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ranchrex86 02-04-2012 09:14 PM

Boost gauge question...
Hey guys so as most of you know I have a 2011 wrx and I just installed a carbon autometer mechanical boost gauge. My problem is I am only reading 8 to 10 psi when I get into it and i was wondering If I had something hooked up wrong. I have the gauge hooked up to the recirculating valve vaccum line with a t fitting. The car also pulls fine and feels normal. Let me know what you think.

ranchrex86 02-05-2012 01:42 PM

No ideas?

psinuse 02-05-2012 04:44 PM

Hmmmm that's where I have mine hooked up at. Do you have a way to run a log to see what kind of boost your actually making according to the ECU?

ranchrex86 02-05-2012 05:18 PM

No don't have a access port yet, would like to get one soon none the less I think the way it is hooked up now is wrong.

synolimit 02-05-2012 11:47 PM

so its the line right off the BPV right? thats the correct spot. autometer isnt really that great. i had same one you had and it would bounce 5-7psi. i used a pill from the OEM EBCS and it dropped it to 2-4psi but still hard to read. id get rid of it and get the electrical Prosport that has a white needle and red background so it looks the same as your OEM gauges. electrical is the way to go. at only $70 its only $20 more than yours.

till you get that or some kind of EM no one will really know if its right.

get the tactrix 2.0 cable for $180, download free rom raider and boom you can start logging and reading you ECU.

Chris-pee 02-06-2012 07:10 AM

Could be wrong but you wont see full boost on a stock car until at least third gear right? If he is looking at it through first and second that could be the issue.

pzr2874 02-06-2012 07:53 AM


ranchrex86 02-06-2012 11:44 AM

Yup that is pretty much when I am looking at it. I might return it and get an electric gauge. Also got into it last night in first gear and hit 11psi, so i will probably just not worry about it.

synolimit 02-06-2012 03:50 PM

To high of rpm too will not show full boost.

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