View Full Version : Boost gauge problem

08-04-2010, 07:04 PM
I installed my VDO boost gauge as per this DIY :http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?2365126 (file:///C:/Users/T0mat3/Videos/Sherlock%20Holmes%5B2009%5DDvDrip%5BEng%5D-FXG/Sherlock%20Holmes%5B2009%5DDvDrip%5BEng%5D-FXG.avi)
and my gauge is reading 20 in Hg at idle and 0 psi when flooring it in neutral. Obviously this isnt normal, so what gives? Is the gauge my problem or could it be anything else?

08-04-2010, 07:41 PM
That's normal. It's hard to make boost without load. But you should still be able to see some boost if you floor it til redline or near redline.

turbo kraut
08-04-2010, 08:00 PM
what is it reading with the car off?

and -20 at idle

08-04-2010, 08:02 PM
its reading a tad lower then 0 with the car off

08-04-2010, 08:27 PM
LOL, so when i tried it, i didnt try it on the road, works fine, holds 15 spikes 17 so everything is good :)

08-05-2010, 10:28 AM
what chip/flash do you have?
Spiking 17 and holding 15 is kind of low.

08-05-2010, 01:04 PM