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Old 23 Dec 2010, 01:47 pm
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Default No power

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checked fuel pressure,exhaust,timming all ok
New to turbos when does the turbo kick in?
When and what line does vacum actuate the turbo.
Sure could use some help on this one.
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Old 23 Dec 2010, 04:18 pm
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Default Re: No power

Turbo kicks in, a little, as early as 1500rpm, and gets stronger from there, but feels strongest at about 2400+rpm. The turbo is activated by exhaust pressure. When the exhaust pressure gets strong enough to spin the propeller of the turbo, it kicks in.
If there is no engine light, or no misfire, then you should start by checking for boost leaks.
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Old 25 Dec 2010, 01:47 pm
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There is a sticker under the hood that tells you what vacuum lines goes where.
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Watch out for anchor engine mounts!!
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Old 25 Dec 2010, 11:06 pm
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Or I have all the maintenance manuals in PDF format, if you want one let me know....
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Old 26 Dec 2010, 02:03 pm
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Sounds like an intercooler hose may have come off or leaking enough to affect performance. The crappy worm drive hose clamps on the IC hoses should be replaced with T bolt clamps. All vaccum lines should be zip tied to prevent leaks.
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Old 27 Dec 2010, 03:04 pm
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Agree, one of the presure lines in the turbo/intercooler/throttlebody assembly probably has a leak, just start at the turbo and tighten all of the clamps. You may even find one that has blown off. Better yet, replace them with T-bolt clamps.
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