why am i getting boost?

iamjeff

next gen buick enthusiast
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Jan 14, 2003
i just finished gettting the car all together about 2 weeks ago. since everything is fresh, and the turbo is new, i decided to not run any boost until i get a few miles on the car. i left all of the vaccume lines off that run from the compresor housing to the wastegate. the wastegate rod is sitting over the wastegate flapper, but i dont have the clip on. when i took it around the block today, i decided to go ahead and go ~1/2-3/4 throttle. i built about 5 lbs of boost. why did this happen? should i go ahead and unhook the wastegate rod? thanks.

-jeff
 
Originally posted by iamjeff
should i go ahead and unhook the wastegate rod? thanks.

-jeff
Yep. Having it connected will allow the car to make boost. The flapper needs to open in order to bleed the boost off.

ks:cool:
 
i figured that. thanks. also, how many miles do you think i should put on it before the car sees some boost? thanks.

-jeff
 
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