latest on boost saga

robert weinberg centaurus3200 at
Wed Dec 17 07:42:19 PST 2008

hi all,

the latest is that 034 pulled the turbo. it's fine (1/2 price on labor to pull it). took my ecu and put ian's IA3+ in it. hauled ass. for a while, then started knocking down the boost again.

javad and crew are really frustrated with the car. they are thinking of trying their chip once again, but in my ecu - not ian's. the problem is that they floated the labor cost to socket ian's (and then put it back to IA3+), but i'll probably have to pay for them to socket mine this time around. Dan said he's cut me a deal on the chip and MAP sensor though.

another option they've been kicking around is to cap off the N75 and install a 2.2 bar WG spring. they want to mull over the ramifications of that first though. i'd get my 20 lbs because the computer can't lower the boost. and it's not like their stand alone system lowers boost either, so maybe it's not such a big deal provided i'm not stomping on it in 100 degree weather or anything?

034 says they GAURANTEE they've checked every flippen sensor or possibility with the car. at least she did boost for a little bit with my computer. Dan at 034 said he can believe the ecu going bad - like the pressure transducer - but what would make for a flakey chip? they are open to suggestions.

see ya,


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