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Standard boost pressure

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by CHARGED UP, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. CHARGED UP

    CHARGED UP New Member

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    Hi everyone ive just fitted a turbo boost gauge to my audi s3 210bhp that's on a 2001 (Y) and was wondering what psi it should be boosting on

    Thank You.
     
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  3. Essflee

    Essflee Well-Known Member

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    Standard would be about 15-16 psi...
     
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    Im only getting 10psi max but i have no leaks at all due to they have all been tested any idea why its so low thanks
     
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    Sorry, should be about 14psi...your low figure could be down to the maf possibly...a friend was getting lower boost figures with his S3 and it turned out to be the maf...
     
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    ive just replaced the maf today with a new unit and also its been on the vag com which is showing know faults at all thanks
     
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    If your not getting any eras thrown up and your sure you have no boost leaks then I don't know...your boost is in psi and not bar is it, don't mean to be funny but if it's 1.0bar then it's spot on...
     
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    no its defo in psi and reading 10 psi it had a full smoke test through the complete inlet system today and showed know signs of any leaks at all it also does feel a bit sluggish as well, going for a remap this weekend but is there any point with it being like this!!!!
     
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    Whose doing the map for you ? If it were me as your not getting any fault codes I'd go for it, they should see if any problems make themselves known...maybe just what she needs...
     
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    What does your boost pressure in VAG-COM read? Log block 115 which will give you requested versus actual boost. This will tell you if your boost gauge is accurate.
     
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    I thought Std boost on the AMK was 11-12 PSI
     
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    mine's a 210 ona '99 and only runs about 10-11 psi does feel slightly sluggish but put that down to my last S3 being remapped, will have to have a look at it now.
     
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    DV, Actuator weak maybe?

    See what the tuners say when its mapped

    P.S. They're all slow pre-remap!
     
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    Take a pressure test with coloured smoke...
     
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    i've had my S3 for just over 3 years, i persumed it was standard when i bought it, fitted a boost gauge to it today, its boosting 20psi :)
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