View Full Version : Boost= no love

07-22-2008, 07:13 PM
so while at waterfest i decided to pick up the kinetic front mount kit the show special was awsome it was only 575 ... i shoulda got the hint monday night we spent 5 hours putting it on and now i have this gay boost leak thats killing me so no i fear im gona have to ripe everythnig apart

07-22-2008, 07:16 PM
damn dude...i got a cupra R lip and a badgeless grill...grill took 2 seconds...lip took hours haha

07-22-2008, 07:19 PM
aahhh you made the quick mistake of placing the bumper back on the car prematurely. when I put my front mount on, I went sans bumper for at least a week to make sure it wasn't going to leak etc.

07-22-2008, 08:06 PM
i checked all the cuplers and clamps but i also just istaled the forge tip so maby its that i hope i find it soon it sucks not being able to get over 15 psi

OMGz Turbo
07-22-2008, 08:20 PM
hmm your not far from me maybe when i have a minute or too ill check it out..

were you on 95 yesterday?

07-22-2008, 08:27 PM
make a boost leak tester and you'll quickly find any leaks you're having...

07-23-2008, 12:51 PM
nah i wasnt on 95 ........... how would i make said device?

07-23-2008, 02:41 PM
with a tuna can and a valve stem......or atleast thats how we did it for lagos' car

07-23-2008, 02:45 PM
how would i make said device?
Search around there is a lot of do it yourself guides on how to make one. That would be your best bet to check it and fix every leak that pops up. How much boost do you plan on running once everything is fixed?

07-23-2008, 02:47 PM
just take it all off and do it over again.

07-23-2008, 02:49 PM
with a tuna can and a valve stem......or atleast thats how we did it for lagos' car

Sounds cool, I still prefer the Fernco with a PVC cap w/valve stem.

07-23-2008, 07:15 PM
i have the apr chip so now with the tip it holds around 19 and spikes at liek 23 now that was before i put the intercooler on so i expect a lil less

OMGz Turbo
07-23-2008, 09:06 PM
well like i said im from levittown, and i have a few people that are VW nuts so im sure they would help too..let me know

07-23-2008, 10:05 PM
thanks were gona take it all apart this weekend so hopefully well figure it out if not il deffinatly let you no it just sucks

07-24-2008, 04:41 PM
I have the same fmic on my car, and i thought my 650 shipped was a good price for it but damn you got a deal

as for the boost leak mine was leaking for lil bit to but it would still boost fine, but i found my leak was coming from the upper pipe where it meets the turbo, so i tighten it down real tight and now its gone and boosting fine

07-24-2008, 04:53 PM
a little trick is to use hair spray ;) ...spray it on the end of the pipe before you put the coupler on and then clamp it down...if the clamps have a bolt head use the proper socket and doen't use a flat head screw driver, are the T-bolts or worm gear clamps? are the pipes bead rolled on the end or just flat? probably just need to use hair spray and tighten down the clamps a little more should solve your propblem...

07-25-2008, 07:14 PM
never thought of that.......... the pipes all have little lips and there t bolts tomarrow were running the smoke machine through it and if that doesnt work my friend whos a vw tech is just gona use the vw tool which carges it so we can find the leak

07-27-2008, 09:23 AM
so yesterday greek helped me out with that magical smoke machine we found a huge leak by the map censor and by the diverter so alll seems good so thanks for the tips and helpful stuff everyone