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archangel82 08-19-2012 06:49 PM

02 wrx boost gauge help
i have a 02 wrx and i installed a boost gauge today. i have it tapped off the bov line. started up fine. let it sit for a minute. revved it a few times and i bogged once then fine. so i took it for a drive. when i ran the pedal hard the gauge only read 5-6 lbs of boost. i pulled over checked the lines. appears all secure. ran it back home and still same thing. took off good but only read max of 6 lbs of boost. tomorrow i am going to cut off the zip ties securing the T fitting and use regular metal clamps

any ideas why its doing this? i will baby it to work and back tomorrow just for safety sake. i didnt hear any vac leak or anything

thanks in advance

stock boost is approx 13psi correct?

BLAZE2099 08-19-2012 07:47 PM

13-15, everybody seems to have a different answer. 14.5 I think is accurate if I remember correctly

newtothegame 08-19-2012 07:49 PM

What type of gauge? Any other mods done to the car?

archangel82 08-19-2012 07:50 PM

no mods. auto meter gauge

newtothegame 08-19-2012 07:57 PM

Mechanical or electrical gauge? But could be several things. I would start small, making sure all lines are secure, no cracks or kinks. Clean intake, clean MAF also.

archangel82 08-19-2012 08:00 PM

mechanical. i'll check everything tomorrow

pzr2874 08-19-2012 08:02 PM

1-Did you have probs like this b4 the install?
2-Electrical or mechanical?
3-You probably have some leaks if you hooked it up correctly.

Stock is 13-14

Edit: wow, I started this reply before I called Randy. wtf

archangel82 08-19-2012 08:13 PM

when i drove it it seemed to run normal. nothing out of the ordinary. i'll know more tomorrow. no issues before tonight. i'm gonna check the bcs tomorrow and those lines and connections

archangel82 08-19-2012 09:40 PM

i have a second issue. i tapped off the harness for the clock. my clock was broke so i just used the power for the boost gauge. now i have no interior lights, or instrument lighting. how do i need to hook up the boost gauge and correctly wire that plug so i have everything that works.

man show 08-19-2012 10:46 PM

^ Bring your car to the Hershey Park Meet on September 8th ([url][/url]) and we'll take a look at it ;)

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