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post #1 of 17 Old 03-15-2008, 07:45 AM Thread Starter
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Question Boost gauge? problems.

Hey guys, i just got my gauges installed and the boost doesn't move at all. i was wondering if this is normal or would i really have to get on it to see it move. The guy that installed them said they don't really get much boost but i thought it would at least move from 0. Thanks

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Sounds to me like he didn't install the boost line in the correct spot, or it is possible that the gauge is bad. Those trucks boost around 16-18 psi stock. Check out this website and see if it helps. You should be able to tell by the diagram if it hooked up right.
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Also you can't be in nuetral and check the boost gauge. You need to run the truck down the road to put a load on the engine to get boost

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Where is the pickup installed?

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i just put one in today, T'd it into the map line. Normal cruising it reads 0, slight accel around 1500-2000rpm will read 5-10, put her to the floor and the needle becomes shakey and will see 22. Does this sound about right?
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normal crusing aroun 55-60 i see at least 5-8psi. and idle i seet at least 1 psi.

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i see zero at idle, then it moves when i accel and drops to like zero crusing on the highway.. weird cause i know i got boost



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i see zero all the time. i will take it back to the guy monday morning. the install looks exactly like he diagram. Thanks for all your help guys, i hope it's not a bad gauge.

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Is there any specific reason why my needle gets shakey when building up boost? Is this normal or should i be looking for a problem. Its fine at lower boost then when i whack it to the floor the needle gets really shakey as it rises.
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Antique you are running about the right boost. And for the shaking of the needle, It shouldn't be shakey, but a smooth increase. Maybe a bad connection and leaking boost or a bad gauge.

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