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Old 09-07-2012, 10:15 AM   #1
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Vacuum Line questions

Hey guys im kinda curious, i think this is one of the last things i need to find out.

So i have this SPA kit and not installed yet, but it has this big gay thing that goes on the top on the throttle body. needless to say i dont want it on there. I think it has a vacuum plug in it or two for the lines.

how do you guys have your vacuum lines running? Lets see if im correct here. Wastegate line goes to turbo? BOV line goes to intake manifold? where do i T-off for the Boost gauge?


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Hey guys im kinda curious, i think this is one of the last things i need to find out.

So i have this SPA kit and not installed yet, but it has this big gay thing that goes on the top on the throttle body. needless to say i dont want it on there. I think it has a vacuum plug in it or two for the lines.

how do you guys have your vacuum lines running? Lets see if im correct here. Wastegate line goes to turbo? BOV line goes to intake manifold? where do i T-off for the Boost gauge?
boost gauge can go anywhere on intake mani, so you can tee off the wastegate or bov but my preference is direct off the intake mani. Also make sure you put a check valve inline to the mastercylinder.

Rest of what you posted looks good.
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could anyone post some pics of how they have it? it would be really helpful.
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boost gauge can go anywhere on intake mani, so you can tee off the wastegate or bov but my preference is direct off the intake mani. Also make sure you put a check valve inline to the mastercylinder.

Rest of what you posted looks good.
I don't have a check valve to the master cylinder. Anyone else?
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I don't have a check valve to the master cylinder. Anyone else?
master cylinder will prematurely die, they are not made to see pressure.
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master cylinder will prematurely die, they are not made to see pressure.
It makes sense and I've thought about that. I actually assumed there was already one in the 90* fitting that goes into the intake manifold until I cut it off the other day and found it to be hollow.
Have a link to a the check valve you use?
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You must have one, braking without one is pretty tough.

To the op, you mean a fitting in the charge pipe over the throttle? That is for the IAC.
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Shane just come see my car and ull see all the vac lines n whewre they go
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It makes sense and I've thought about that. I actually assumed there was already one in the 90* fitting that goes into the intake manifold until I cut it off the other day and found it to be hollow.
Have a link to a the check valve you use?
I use a honda check valve from the junkyard, they have a tan ring and are found on the firewall on the drivers side. I've tested them up to 30psi and 20in/hg with no leaks either way. Alot of srt4 guys are starting to use them too.
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