got boost (slight return)?

Kerry Griffith i2k at
Fri Dec 30 11:43:07 EST 2005

Brandon! Surely you can't be implying that our factory dash gauge is of 
less than perfect Teutonic accuracy?

on another note (no thread hijacking intended, 'cause the boost is much 
more important) how many of you are still proudly displaying the 
factory sticker that warns against speeds exceeding 130mph "tire 
related"? kinda mars the zebrano wood, but I've always gotten a kick 
out of it.

On Friday, December 30, 2005, at 10:01 AM, Brandon Rogers wrote:

> the cost and time to install a mechanical boost gauge (Autometer makes 
> a very nice ones) is well worth it, IMO.  Nice to know what kind of 
> boost and vaccum the engine really is seeing.
> Brandon
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Kerry Griffith" <i2k at>
> To: <PeterBergin at>
> Cc: <200q20v at>
> Sent: Friday, December 30, 2005 9:32 AM
> Subject: Re: got boost (slight return)?
> I live with mine slightly less happily. I too have a chipset (from
> Hoppen) with the same non-calibrated factory boost guage. The
> difference in my case is that for the first eight years I had 1.7-1.8
> showing all the time- and I suspect that there is a true loss, key word
> being "suspect", since my seat-of-the-pants technology may be
> imperfect. But I'd be less suspicious if my subjective impression
> didn't jive with the admittedly imperfect factory boost guage. But the
> car runs quite well for which I'm glad, and I don't often use full
> boost. I would be happier if it felt stronger when I did put the turbo
> to task, but it isn't a big worry. I'm more concerned about brakes,
> climate control, seat heaters, and other daily use stuff. All of which
> work$!
> Kerry
> 91 w/chip and RS2 manifold. feeling less spunky.
> Still wtb  ur-S4 wheels!
> On Thursday, December 29, 2005, at 08:58 PM, PeterBergin at wrote:
>> I bought my Avant with 65k on it. I have always got 1.6 with a rare 
>> 1.7. Had the car chipped with Lehman at Anderson Motor Sports. I feel 
>> the difference but still see the same 1.6. I know factory boost gauge 
>> is not calibrated to the chipset. I have replaced the usual stuff as 
>> the car got to 195k. I have also done the pressure check with the 
>> plumbing cap to my air compressor. No leaks until the dipstick 
>> launches at about 25 psi. I pretty much gave up trying to see 1.8. 
>> However I have never tried to use a mechanical gauge to test for 
>> accuracy.
>> Good luck, I just live with it the way it is (happily).
>> Pete
>> 91 Avant
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