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i tightened up all the clamps on intercooler pipes and gave me about 2 more pounds of boost but i think i should get a couple more pounds .... anything else you would recomend doin thats easy fix... tighten or checkin and help is appreciated thanks

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You could get new CAC boots. But if you have it good and tight, there should not be an issue.


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ya tightening helped it for sure... gained about 2 psi .... so no i can hit 20 consistently but i still think i should being seeing at least 24-26.... i no im forgetting something though... there is something else check

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Have you checked where you are getting your reading from. The MAP line and all that?


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mine is coming from the map line

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Have you checked to see if the up pipes are leaking where they come into the collector for the turbo??

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haha well i was doin the foil delete and what do you no there is black streaks running down the side of the up pipes right where they connect to the turbo so i have a slight exhaust leak? anything i can do for a quick fix

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Quick?? In a word NO. You have to replace the exhaust doughnuts. I have read that a 2" chevy doughnut gasket works really good. I've also heard that if you put alot of copper anti-seize on the gaskets it helps keep it sealed longer. I havent tried any of these yet but sometime this week when I take the turbo off to install my new pedistsal I will replace the gaskets then too so I'll letcha know how it turns out.

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