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Boost is missing

I just installed my boost gauge and started up. zero boost. Went back and found that I overtightened both connections at the gauge and the AIH plug. Replaced both of the little brass bullets that slip over the hose and can blow air from both sides so I know there is no kink in the line. still no boost.

Next I went to the source. AIH delete plug and removed the fitting holding the boost line. Here is the weird part. At idle I cannot feel any real air coming out of the intake through this plug????

I blew on the back of the gauge and can get it to register a few pounds so I know it is not stuck.

7.3 2001 What did I miss???

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You won't have any boost at idle, or if you rev it up. You need a load to make boost. Did you drive it around?

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Yea.. You need to drive it to build boost. Try going down the road and giving it some throttle to see if you get any

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You won't have any boost at idle, or if you rev it up. You need a load to make boost. Did you drive it around?
No I have not... I feel a bit foolish now.
Thanks for the tip. I will give her a go and post later my results.

Thanks again for the quick reply. My mind is a little more at ease now!

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haha i did the same thing when i first installed my guages lol. WTF is this thing broken or what haha.

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No I have not... I feel a bit foolish now.
Thanks for the tip. I will give her a go and post later my results.

Thanks again for the quick reply. My mind is a little more at ease now!
Lol, it's not like anyone would razz you about it.












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Ok so I drove it and it works fine. Got around 5 lbs driving on highway. When I jumped on it the gauge shot up to 16 or so and then leveled off. I don't have a chip so this seemed about right.

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Yep, Your goin good now. Now you just need a programmer

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HAHA it happens.. mine has popped off a few times, zip tied it in now, anyway yes thats about right, i can hit 16 lbs without trying lol, get some tunes, i nail 25 easy now.
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