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Boost Leak ?

Ive owned my truck for over a year, the truck seems to have a good bottom end power but mid range is lacking. The truck is completely stock except a TS chip in it. I tested for a boost leaks today and I definately have a leak but unable to locate it. It sounded like it was coming from intake plenums but after spraying soapy water all over I still cant find it. Any ideas would be great thanks.
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Re: Boost Leak ?

Check the boots in the middle of the valley attached to the spyder...

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Re: Boost Leak ?

I sprayed those down also with soapy water and no leaks, I can hear it I just can't find it.

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Re: Boost Leak ?

I'm fighting a boost leak as well man egts hit 1300 with a empty horse trailer tons of power just high egts

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Re: Boost Leak ?

An old trick for finding exhaust leaks is to run a piece of tubing around where you think it is and have the other end of the tubing up to your ear...

Might be worth trying if you can't find if with the soapy water.

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Re: Boost Leak ?

I don't have any guages so I really can't tell you what the egt's are. In stock tune the truck is pretty pathetic. With the tuner it doesn't run to bad. I'm just trying to get some stuff diagnosed while I have another set of wheels. I have a downpipe sitting here for it but want to find this first. I have a old stethoscope maybe I will give that a try.

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97 5 speed 250/100 injectors, 3"downpipe, Tony Wildman tunes, D60 conversion. Sold

99 Auto 238/80 full force injectors, modified 17 hpop, billet d66 turbo, beans sump in tank
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Re: Boost Leak ?

Make an adapter to fit on to the turbo inlet so you can use compressed air.

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Re: Boost Leak ?

That is how I was checking for leaks.

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TS chip,transgo tugger, billet converter,3" downpipe, diy intake, Super 66 turbo, Rosewood stage 1s. Modified hpop.

97 5 speed 250/100 injectors, 3"downpipe, Tony Wildman tunes, D60 conversion. Sold

99 Auto 238/80 full force injectors, modified 17 hpop, billet d66 turbo, beans sump in tank
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