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Old 03-28-2007, 12:30 AM   #1
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Does any one know, ('casuse it wasn't in the sticky,) how high your boost gauge is supposed to go? Mine doesn't go past 0 on my 01 SSEi. Is my solenoid bad, or is this normal operation? It hovers around -10 at idle.

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I believe on the 00+, when you floor it, it should peg into the yellow. Right, 00+ owners?
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Guess that'* the general opinion!

Didn't know that it may even have a problem till I started looking and listening to BC.

Thanks, i'll check into it somemore later...
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The Boost Gauge should indicate in the positive area (approx. 7 ) when in boost mode and at idle -10 is normal. You could check the boost control solenoid electrical connector is securely made up to the solenoid as a starting point.
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Thank you for the input, mark. Sorry if I posted incorrectly, by the by. I wondered why the gauge would go so high but not actually go up to the high end.
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Bad BCS or BCA are likely. Pull the vac line off the lower post of the black cylinder (BCA) on the front side near the SC inlet.
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The Boost Gauge should indicate in the positive area (approx. 7 ) when in boost mode and at idle -10 is normal.
The boost guage in my 01 is exactly like that. At idle or rolling off the throttle it sits at -10 but punch the gas and it goes into the positive.
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Bad BCS or BCA are likely. Pull the vac line off the lower post of the black cylinder (BCA) on the front side near the SC inlet.
Did this have any effect on max boost?
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Honestly, I went to do it and found I may, thru no fault if mine, have a hose routing problem. Trying to figure it out with some help fom other BC friends. I'll try it Monday.

Thank you for checking back!

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