Remap has found my boost leak, bless it :) Suggestions plz
So I sorted the vac leak a few weeks ago and the car drove brilliant allthough I could hear the boost leak still. Which un mapped at the time It diddnt trouble me. But now I'm re mapped I notice the boost leak let's say er, alot more.
The car was hesitating now and again and I could hear the escaping air which sort of went with the hesitating ie shhhhhhhhhhh = loss of power and gorowl no shhhhhhhhhhh = power back.
So I decided to dive under the motor yesterday to finally do a visual inspection. Smic to pancake was fine pancake to rubber pressure tube ok but then pressure tube to metal charge pipe (think thats what it is) was pushed out to one side. Whoo hoo found the leak.
I began taking all said pipework off and cleaned all components (pancake looks nice n shiney now :) ). I inspected the pipe that was popped half off and it looked ok so I put it all back together, re fitted the popped off pipe give it a light tug and all looked fine.
Test time, I took it round the block and instant transformation smooth n great power delivery, then on the way back up my street (up hill) it started misbehaving again and heard ye olde shhhhhhhhhhhhh again.
When I parked up I went under again and the same bloody pipe had pushed out again! So again I took it off had a good look, the retaining clip first, I bent that in so it had more tension on it, then I looked at the o ring which was fine and then noticed the lugs that the spring clip hold back look worn. I got a screwdriver under the lugs and made them more prominent.
Re- fitted, drove, all ok, and then gone again ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!
By this time I would usually buy a new pipe but as some of you know i'm not in a position to do that, i have seen a fix (bodge) to this here : Boost leaks and Cable Ties: a guide - uk-mkivs but I think it's prob gonna get way too hot for the ties down there?.
Do you have any other suggestions?
This is the pipe attached to the metal pipe (pic from ebay): http://i.ebayimg.com/04/!BoCTFjwCGk~...C(kT!~~_35.JPG