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Old 03-11-2004, 10:34 AM   #1
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Alright guys I am happy to anounce that I am a new and a proud owner of a 92 SSEi that i have purchased yeaterday for 1000 USD. (soon pics to be posted) And so far i have acouple of qeustions: first of all the boost gauge, I read in the owners manual that its souposed to stay at ZERO when driving but mine is at -70 and goes up when accelerate, now do you think its a problem with a sensor or something or its souposed to be like that? Second qeustion is that i do not have the performance shift and traction control buttons, altough i could feel the traction control working because it wouldn't let the tires spin. And a third qeustion what do you think i sould start with in sence of modifying the car?
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Your boost gauge is also your vacume gauage. At 0+ its showing boost. < 0 its showing vaccume. Let see how many ways I can spell vacuume. When you start your car your vacumee gauge should go to 0 and sit for a bit then go into the negs while you idle.

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Yep thats exactly what does, goes to zero for couple of secs and then goes back to -70
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Yep thats exactly what does, goes to zero for couple of secs and then goes back to -70
Yep totally normal.
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And a third qeustion what do you think i sould start with in sence of modifying the car?
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/techinfo/?article=52

Check the techinfo section at the top. A lot of good information there....
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Congrats! Now update your signature!

Funny you don't have the traction and performance shift buttons. I thought they were standard on the SSEi.
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I dont know why they aren't there the only reason i could think of is that the tranny was taken out and a new one was put in about 8 month ago.
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Go to the Everything Electrical forum, and look at the pics I posted in the topic regarding the switch pods. See if you have this in your console.
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On the surface, it looks like you got an AWESOME deal at $1,000.00 for the '92 SSEi. I paid $3,500.00 for my '93 a few weeks ago and thought I had a good deal.... How many miles are on your car?
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Heh thats the thing i got 320 km which is about 200 miles, although the tranny was rebuilt just reecmtly and the engine is istill running very strong. Soon i will be posting some pics.
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