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Old 05-20-2012, 05:59 AM   #1
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Default Boost issue or not??

Going home from work yesterday getting onto the highway I punched it and saw that my boost gauge ( mechanical autometer) read out close to 20psi.....I immediatley got out of it and poop'd home driving like granny. I have the car set for 17psi and that was the first time it has done that.....so question I am running a 2.3 1st gen whipple and the way I see it there are 2 options either the gauge took a dump or something went south with the blower.....from what I understand there are no purge valves just a boost bypass that bleeds off the boost between shifts? Any thoughts vaccum sits right at -20 so there does not appear to be any engine issues...
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if you havent changed anything with the cars set up its prolly the gauge, the only things that ive seen that will make a supercharged car show more boost is cooler temps, or adding back pressure to the exhaust
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thats kinda what my thought was pulley is what makes things happen...just scared the shit outta me seeing that I just had vision of seeing piston rocketing out of the hood when that happened
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Pink car finally making some boost... Dont be skurred
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