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Old 03-29-2006, 10:52 AM   #1
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what does the boost meter actually tell you im new to cars i know its prob a stupid question but let me know.
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what does the boost meter actually tell you im new to cars i know its prob a stupid question but let me know.
We all ask it.

Every motor (far as I know) has vacuum (- side of boost gauge) and that draws in the fuel and air mixture to be burned.

On a supercharged motor..the charger is a force feed system that pushes air into the intake manifold. This shows as postive pressure on your boost gauge.

Essentially it'* an intake manifold vacuum/pressure gauge.
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oh alright i understand thanks.
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Oh..and it'* directly connected to the throttle and fuel gauge.

Throttle goes up..boost goes up.

The inverse is true about the fuel gauge

Boost goes up..fuel goes down. (leaves you with a big smile though)
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Boost goes up..fuel goes down. (leaves you with a big smile though)
AMEN to that. Even though it runs me around 40 - 45 bucks a week to fill up it still makes me smile to see that boost gauge all the way over in the corner. 3.4 pulley makes alot of difference
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Sure does.

Tough to stop though. I started with an airbox gutting, then pulley, now exhaust.. it'* non stop.
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3.4 pulley makes alot of difference
Sure does.

Tough to stop though. I started with an airbox gutting, then pulley, now exhaust.. it'* non stop.
I started with the intake then went exhaust then pulley. Got something else in the works now too
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I won't be able to stop either. I have already bought parts for the SSEi and I don't have the car yet.
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