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DIY Boost Leak test made easy
This is a simple way to perform a Boost leak test. Using items that can be found in just about any hardware store. 2.5'' I.D PVC $6.00 Universal bicycle valve $11.00 Air tank w/gauge $25.00 The rest is just a bottle of soapy water to test for leaks. I have heard of people doing more advanced ways of doing this test by using a smoke machine. But this method has worked for me time n time again, just takes a bit longer.

Finding Engine Vacuum Leaks With A Cigar
Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 46 years, shows how you can find engine vacuum leaks in your vehicle using cigar smoke. It really works as well as a thousand dollar smoke machine. And, If you like my car help, be sure to watch my live car talk show every Saturday morning at 10 AM CST on YouTube. I answer your car questions LIVE there. Just check it out at eature=c4-overview . And remember, every TUESDAY I upload a new video, so don't miss them. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "Fixing Your Car with a Laser" -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-

Wastegate Preload Setting
This illustrates proper internal wastegate preload adjustment. 3 full turns of preload or 3mm.

2003 VW GTI 1.8t boost leak?
I am having a problem where I cannot Boost past 5-7psi. Not really sure what the problem is. What else could cause the car not to go into full Boost?