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Old 04-14-2012, 10:00 AM   #1
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Little to no boost from the turbo!!

Hey everyone, i have a 95 eclipse gsx, and there is a 14b turbo on it running 15psi. (also hks super-sequential bov, could it be leaking?) I was driving down the road in first gear at only 3,000 rpm and suddenly the turbo wouldn't give me any boost, i dont beat up my car driving it so i dont know what could have gone wrong. Checked the oil it was only down a quart so im not sure if that had anything to do with it, but now when i drive it i only get a reading of like 1-2lb of psi when the peddle is floored and it wont really go up. PLEASE HELP!!! Thanks, this is urgent, im supposed to be traveling 6hrs tomorrow and need to know if i should try to find another car to drive down
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:56 AM   #2
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Re: Little to no boost from the turbo!!

Find a small cotter pin, or small gauge wire.

Pop your hood.

Put the wastegate arm back on the lever.

Insert wire or cotter pin.

Bend wire or cotter pin so that it cant fall out.
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Old 04-14-2012, 12:59 PM   #3
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Re: Little to no boost from the turbo!!

Alright great ill go see if i can try that tonight, if this isn't the issue or doesn't fix it would it still be safe to drive on a 5-6hr (one way) trip? or should i try to find another car to drive down? im not super familiar with turbos and whats good to do or not (first turbo). Thanks for your help, and ill try that tonight
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Old 04-14-2012, 01:44 PM   #4
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Re: Little to no boost from the turbo!!

If that't the problem, I would pull off the intake that's on the inlet of the turbo, and feel for shaft play. Make sure the engine is cool when you do this.
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Re: Little to no boost from the turbo!!

But is it still safe to drive or do I run the risk of damaging something by driving it?
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Old 04-15-2012, 05:18 AM   #6
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Re: Little to no boost from the turbo!!

Your a genius man, thats what was off
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:08 PM   #7
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Your a genius man, thats what was off
lol. No biggie man. I had the same thing happen. It took me a week to figure this out. Glad I could help.
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:26 PM   #8
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Re: Little to no boost from the turbo!!

I wish I would of known this three weeks ago.
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:10 PM   #9
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Re: Little to no boost from the turbo!!

Lol same thing happened to me yesterday, took the whole intake and intercooler system apart and replaced all the clamps to make sure there werent any boost leaks. And when I was all done I went to check the flapper and saw it was off. It made me feel like an idiot!
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:19 PM   #10
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Re: Little to no boost from the turbo!!

External wastegate FTW.
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:08 AM   #11
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Re: Little to no boost from the turbo!!

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External wastegate FTW.
This. Definitely a more reliable form of boost control.
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Old 04-29-2012, 03:37 PM   #12
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Lol same thing happened to me yesterday, took the whole intake and intercooler system apart and replaced all the clamps to make sure there werent any boost leaks. And when I was all done I went to check the flapper and saw it was off. It made me feel like an idiot!
I think most of us have had this problem make us feel dumb. It's one of those things you don't notice since it seems like the problem is more complex. Then when you see someone else going through it, you have to laugh, both at them, and yourself.
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