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Old 08-03-2007, 07:00 PM   #1
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ok i just recently put a precision turbo kit on my car and had it custom tuned, i was running it at 10psi... after a lil while on the stock clutch it started to slip so i just recently put a stage3 spec clutch kit in... now my problem is before i put the new clutch kit in i started to only make 4 to 5 lbs of boost... so hince the reason for switching out the clucth.. but now being i have the new one in, my turbo is still not hitting 10lbs.. im not sure on where to start to try and figure out whats going on..... any suggestions?


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well for one the clutch will not affect the amount of boost the turbo will make. even if the other one was slipping you will still boost full amount. im guessing that the kit is new and the wastegate is new also. if so once that spring in the wastegate gets heated up and worn it, it will get weaker. you will probably have to get some more shims for the wastegate. it usually only does it once. once you fix it it should keep it there. i done the same to mine. i ran 11.5 for a while and it dropped down to 9. put some more shims in it and it has stayed right ever since. i would check for boost leaks and vacuum leaks too.

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Get a boost controller, that should take care of the problem if it's nothing more serious.
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Yea get a boost controller. since you have a precision kit it is internal wastegate so no shims can be done
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oh i didnt know the precision had an internal wastegate. do they get weaker also? any one know im curious.
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I havent seen the Precision kit having issues with the internal WG , you may want to check connections on the psi side then see what the tune is showing

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i had it tuned at speedydyno.com
we set the boost at 10psi and it ran like that fine for about 2months.. no it doesnt even come close... i have noticed that my piping from the turbo to thr intercooler is getting very very hot... if i get a boost controller wont i have to have some weld me a external wastgate?? and how do i go abouts checking for a boost leak?

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No you wont have to weld on a external wastegate for a boost controller
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no a boost controller splices in the vacuum line to the wastegate. it just controls the amount of vacuum going to the wastegate. it basically tricks it. no welding required.
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Old 08-04-2007, 05:34 PM   #10
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nice will that help keep the bosst at a constant psi??? and if so what type do you recomend?
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