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How much boost is too much boost?

Please no "never can have too much boost" answers

My question is more directed towards engine problems, wear, expensive repairs???
 
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AHahah, nice production. If people have questions on how to do that mod... they dont deserve to do it :)
 

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Hey guys Terminator's car is running exactly what went into Matt's car unmodified with no ill effects so...LMAO
 

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he took a paper clip and inserted it in the 1/8 hole then heated it so that it got to 1/16th size as opposed to 1/8
 

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acr2nv said:
he took a paper clip and inserted it in the 1/8 hole then heated it so that it got to 1/16th size as opposed to 1/8
Tell me this ACR... how the hell do you heat a paper clip and make it exactly half of the same size of the original?.. do you mean he started with a 1/16th inch, then heated it... and then it made a hole that was 1/8th?... cause the other way would be impossible....
 

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grunge did it so ask him and yes he did go from 1/8 to 1/16
 

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Okay here is what I did in detail. There are three openings to the T Valve, 1/4", 1/4" and the 1/8" bleed. The 1/8" was too big of a hole because it was hitting peak 20psi so I thought if I made this hole smaller, the PSI would decrease. First I had to find some kind of wire that was smaller than 1/8". I tried a paper clip but it was a littler bigger than I wanted. I settled with a thumbtack. I pulled out the metal tip and it is pretty close to 1/16". I slid the metal tack point into the 1/8" hole, sitting half into the 1/8" hole and half out (do not puncture the valve). I then proceeded to hold it above a candle momentarily, off and on. As the plastic warmed up, I used a pair of wire crimpers to squeeze the soft plastic. I kept experimenting with this until I had the hole to my liking. If the hole closes up too much, you can use an exacto blade to enlarge it. Jsut call me MacGuyer. :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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Or you could use the simple and just as cost effictive solution I posted on the WRX boards about a year ago.

You do your standard Bleeder Tee mod, but on the section open to atmosphere (the bleed hole), connect a short section of boost hose. Buy a small hose clamp for $0.10 and clamp the open end of the hose as tight as it will go. This will bleed virtually nothing. Keep loosening it with a nut driver until you achieve desired boost. Adjustable bleed type MBC for $1.10

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was it really hiting 20 psi? i thought i've been reading that it would start detonating at around 18, especially in our hot climate. this $1 mod didnt just make the boost gauge read differenty did it?
 

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it has nuthing to do with the guage and yes id did hit 20psi on some cars but Terminator's ride and another local guy's car both run 16-17psi with a 1/8 bleed others cant match that. Whats funny is the only two cars that it has worked on are both yellow and the ones that dont are all black...hmmm. Anyhow with a 1/16 you are all set 1/8 you are at your own risk
 

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wouldn't just be easier to buy a couple different size 'T' connectors

btw: valves open and close....these are connectors
 

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I like how in the 'after' video you weren't wearing a seatbelt. I guess you were just so excited to test it, eh? hehehe.

Bravo on the video. We should make a little stop-action video of a t-valve assembling itself (like that old dancing tools movie from elementary school haha).
 
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