View Full Version : Boost leak

09-28-2008, 11:28 AM
I made a boost leak tester yeterday with some of intercooler piping and tire valve and an air compressor. Right off the bat I tried to pressurize the system and bam a coupler on the inlet side of the intercooler was pinched off oddly making a small gap and leaking a ton of air. After I fixed that leak The system perfectly pressurized and I went up to about 12psi which is what my car used to boost up to with the leak it was only 7-8. Went for a little drive and man it felt like a new car. I'm making this thread to tell you guys to make a leak tester because it only took like 10 minutes to make and I felt a huge difference. Anyone else have similar stories?

09-28-2008, 08:34 PM
Yeah, boost leaks are a PITA!!!

As for the thread... do you mean something like this (http://audizine.com/forum/showthread.php?t=104080) or more like this (http://audizine.com/forum/showthread.php?t=64411)? Might save you the trouble.

09-28-2008, 09:48 PM
Yea i followed the first link, but this section gets a ton of traffic, I just wanted to spread the word because I thought it was gonna be hard but it took all of 10 minutes.

09-29-2008, 04:59 AM
^Every DIY I came across so far is on point and not as hard as the write up looks. I would suggest anybody whom has problems with thier vehicles (and there is a write up for it) to take the route of the DIY write ups and save themselves tons of mechanic fees.