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Old 29 Oct 2010, 10:38 am
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Does the vehicle run in 'limp mode', where the turbo boost pressure is lower and it runs richer, ANYTIME the engine light is on, or does it only go into 'limp mode' when it throws certain codes?
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Old 02 Nov 2010, 06:00 pm
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Old 03 Nov 2010, 10:38 am
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an overboost condition will cause the car to go into limp mode. to reset it, take the negative off your battery for at least 10 seconds and then reattach.

signs: no power at all past 3k rpm and lower boost than normal. check engine light. to check to see what code it is, you can do it by turning your key to the ACC mode from the OFF position 3 times like this, OFF-ACC-OFF-ACC-OFF-ACC. after the third time it will pop up with a code like "P012" then display "--------" then "done" and display your miles.
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Old 07 Nov 2010, 12:11 am
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Ok, thanks. I actually have another quick question, and rather than waste space and start a new thread, Ill just ask it here.
I just bought a boost gauge that supposedly included all the stuff needed to install. All it has included though is brass fittings. It says that most manifolds had plugs that could be removed and then the brass fitting could be screwed in. Is it possible to use any of these brass fittings on the PT? I dont believe it has any plugs that can be removed in the manifold, or at least ive never saw one. If i cant use the brass fitting, what kind of fitting do i need to adapt the line from the gauge to a vac line?
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Ok, thanks. I actually have another quick question, and rather than waste space and start a new thread, Ill just ask it here.
I just bought a boost gauge that supposedly included all the stuff needed to install. All it has included though is brass fittings. It says that most manifolds had plugs that could be removed and then the brass fitting could be screwed in. Is it possible to use any of these brass fittings on the PT? I dont believe it has any plugs that can be removed in the manifold, or at least ive never saw one. If i cant use the brass fitting, what kind of fitting do i need to adapt the line from the gauge to a vac line?
Just put a plastic "T" into the line on top of the throttle body.

Installed dual Gauge pillar pod

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Old 07 Nov 2010, 04:27 pm
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The line from the gauge is too small to directly connect to any T, so what kind of setup do i need to connect it to a T?
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If you go to any auto parts store, they have rubber fittings / nipples you can slide over the T and the boost line, then just zip tie the ends to seal it tightly.

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Old 08 Nov 2010, 06:29 pm
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Alrighty. One last thing; it is a gt with side airbags, is there anything to worry about if i screw the gauge mount into the panel at the front of the door that runs from the door to the top(where that gauge pod was in those pics from that link you posted)? I want to mount it there because its out of the way, i can still see it, and if i ever remove it for some reason, it will be cheaper to replace that piece than to replace the entire dash top or steering shaft cover. I just dont want to damage anything that might be behind there when i screw it in
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Go to a salvage yard and get them to sell you a spare pillar out of an 05 PT Cruiser. That way you can save your Stock pillar from being drilled. Thats what I did. There is nothing behind the pillar except the interior A pillar metal of the car. You take the over lay gauge pod and line it up, drill holes so you can use push in plastic pins, you can order them from Summit. Its in the link I posted. They are called gauge pod retainers. They only come in black tho, so youll have to paint the heads of the push clips to match the pillar, but thats easy. Just get some light grey paint. You have to pull the pillar down to run the boost line and wires down through the dash anyway.

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Old 08 Nov 2010, 11:02 pm
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wait, isnt the line on top of the throttle body plastic? can i T into that?
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