No boost :(

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    Iamstaypuff New Member

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    2015 non pp. Last sunday I installed the epp intake and noise maker delete. Not being use to the t clamps, a couple of them came loose. The silicone hose came off the front turbo, and the noisemaker delete silicone hose came off the throttle body. After install I took it on a test drive and could hear the turbo is too loud. Re-secured the hose and went for another test drive finding that I had no boost and no bov noise. Looked again and found the hose off the throttle body. Reconnected it ,and checked codes. Low boost turbo a. Clears code and drove again. Still only 3.5lbs of boost. IDK what I did. Been at a shop for a couple days but I don't know if the tech is even looked at it yet. Any help is greatly appreciated.
     
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    You have a massive boost leak.
     
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    Sounds like you didn't tighten the clamps tight enough.

    Sent from my SM-G986U using Tapatalk
     
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    always take some carb clean on a rag and clean all connecting points to remove all oil.
     
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    Did you give it a full 5 ugga duggas on each clamp?
     
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    those clamps are fun. When you think you've tightened it enough, tighten it more.

    like @76FoMoCo said, clean all the connections and then you'll be able to tell new leaks from old if you get blow by.
     
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    Just don't tighten them too much or they will break. I broke two of them during install, one with a tiny hand ratchet.
     
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    Where did that come from? My uncle always says that lol
     
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    Ugga Dugga is the sound a Impact Wrench makes. When it gets something tight, it starts to ugga dugga. We use how many ugga duggas as a reference point.
     
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    skyshadow07 On a mission to get below 4000lbs

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    ugga dugga, my and my buddies say that shit all the time! lol

    You know I've been told for years that T clamps can break if over tightened but I think people are either buying cheap clamps or maybe binding them. I impact all my clamps and have NEVER (knock on wood) broken a T clamp.

    I made a boost leak tester with plugs and tire valves. Unfortunately it's built for a FMIC application with 3" pipe at the TB and 2.5" at the Hiroshima hairdryers. I would make you one otherwise.
     
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    Edit: never mind, didn’t read the first post all the way through :(
     

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