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Boost pressure help

m444ty p Nov 27, 2009

  1. m444ty p

    m444ty p Registered User

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    I have a 2000 model s3, the only mods are a cone filter. The car had a new turbo a few months ago before i bought it. My snap on tool dealer let me borrow a solous pro scanner for the weekend. With the scanner you can take live data readings. So i pluged the scanner in and off down the road i went.

    In 3rd gear the scanner showed the car was holding 1740 mbar boost pressure.

    According to this site http://www.sensorsone.co.uk/pressure-units-conversion.html

    I am running 25.237 psi !!!

    I have had cossies, skylines etc and know what high boost feels like and my car dosent feel that quick.

    please help
     
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  3. jm-baker

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    That will be absolute pressure (Gauge pressure + Atmospheric pressure).

    The Gauge pressure that you are interested is that value minus just over 1000 millibar. so 0.74 bar for example.
     
  4. rossbrownlee

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    Sorry mate but JM baker is right...

    You are running 1740 mBarA (absolute) NOT 1740 mBarG (gauge)

    atmospheric pressure is 1013 mbarG so unless I am way off the mark here then you are running 1740 - 1013 = 727 mBar.

    this is equal to roughly 10.5psi.
     
  5. m444ty p

    m444ty p Registered User

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    So how much boost is the car running?
     
  6. rossbrownlee

    rossbrownlee Ross_S4

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    :whistle2:
     
  7. m444ty p

    m444ty p Registered User

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    sorry didnt see that post, is that boost ok?
     
  8. rossbrownlee

    rossbrownlee Ross_S4

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    not sure to be honest mate, i don't have anything to compare it against.

    sounds quite low to me but someone else will be able to tell you better.
     
  9. S3 Nattie

    S3 Nattie Quattro ist für sissies

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    Well my AMK spikes to about 14 psi and hold 11.5 psi till about 6000 rpm.

    Dont know if that is right for a AMK but thats what mine is doing.
     
  10. Essflee

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    A standard S3 should boost aprox 1 bar / 14psi, natties seems about right then dropping and holding 11.5psi, so yours could be a little low possibly...
     

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