I am pleased =) [1.4 bar low boost FIXED]

Ned Ritchie Q at IntendedAcceleration.com
Thu Jan 29 14:05:57 EST 2004


The hose WILL burn through again.  

So why not reroute it away from the heat.  Use a longer hose and run it
along the firewall then by the fuel filter and then behind the air
filter and finally over to the By-Pass valve.


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Subject: I am pleased =) [1.4 bar low boost FIXED]


Yes, 1.4 bar does not feel like full power in a 200q20v!  Holy crap, I
can see why some 
people never end up modifying their cars.

When I got home, I inspected the BPV signal line.  It was hard as a
rock, and in two pieces.  
No wonder I was able to pull on one end.  I guess I didn't notice the
other end wasn't getting 
pulled in, or imagined/assumed it was.

The hose was in horrible condition.  I replaced it with some rubber fuel
line from Autozone, 
which has a 24 hour store nearby.  In most places I was able to reuse
the tiny hose clamps.  
Altho' I wouldn't call it exactly a perfect match to the original hose,
the press-on fit on the 
BPV is actually pretty tight.  I'll probably get some of the correct
hose, or better yet some 
silicone vacuum hose to match the Samco's, and swap it out in the

I also replaced the hoses going to the FPR.  What a joy that is, to deal
with the little hose 
clamp without any room to work.  The hose going from the green plastic
tube to the Tee that 
leads to the FPR was torn as well.  I thought it would have also fixed
my non-functioning 
cruise control, but I did a brief check and I think it's still not

The couple times the stock gauge worked and I was able to see 1.7bar.
Is it supposed to hit 
1.8bar easily, or is that like a highway in 5th gear type of thing?

These cars are pretty quick!  I'm quite pleased right now.  I'm not sure
the 4kstq needs the 
RS2 stuff on the 3B, being a smaller car.  But I'm sure I'll get used to
it just like everyone 

The 1.8 bar does feel somewhat like my 5kcstq does with 14psi and a K26,
except it kicks in 
much sooner.

I still have a BPV noise, but like before it is faint.  It's more faint
than before, when it wasn't 
connected to a signal.  My theory with that is that the spring inside it
was keeping it closed 
most of the time, but when I shifted the pressure spiked and it pushed
the diaphragm out of 
the way against spring pressure, making the shoosh louder than if the
signal hose was 
helping by pulling it open.

I would like to thank everyone for their input.  Everyone was really
right on with their 
diagnoses.  Thank you!

Next I'll work on putting in the analog gauge and the rest of the stuff.
What are some car or 
truck models that have the most similar shapeed A-pillar for a gauge



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