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    Thread: Idle boost pressure 83 GTI Callaway

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      02-25-2014 10:05 PM #1
      So I've been working on several things with my GTI and today started it for the first time in a while. Noticed that the gauge read like -20 pounds at idle. Is that normal? I don't have a ton of experience with this set up but know that it is an almost 100% original Stage 2 set up. Any help much appreciated. I like to get this thing on the road some day soon.

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      02-26-2014 07:16 AM #2
      As far as I know almost all vw that are turbod read 20inHg. That 'negative' you are seeing is vacume and 20 inHg is normal for that.
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      03-10-2014 12:26 AM #3
      I believe that is correct. Once you hit 3k RPM's you should see boost going positive.

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      03-10-2014 12:45 AM #4
      Cool. Thanks. That seems to be about what I'm seeing boost at 3k. It's a blast to drive. Going to take it to a CIS/Turbo guru here in Portland this week just to make sure I've got most everything else sorted out correctly.

      Thanks!

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