leaving my girlfriends parents house, take off nice and slow... give it a little bit of gas (nothing over 4rpm) car starts to stutter like im hitting rev limter so i shift to 2nd.. no power could barely keep it running. Turn around an limp it back to her parents house. let it sit, think about what it could be. Start it up again starts... low idle then dies. So I rip the intercooler off so I could check my vaccum hoses. Come to find out the stock TB- TMIC hose finally popped off, which is strange... low rpms and have been running that stock hose for almost a year with stage 2. Purchased a cobb Hose from subimods the next day and installed it.
installed all my pieces and tightened everything down. Car would run, normal idle... and was drive able. On the way home (35 min drive) the car would not hit boost and was sounding like the hose had a HUGE whole in it. Got home, flipped the hood open again and double check my clamps. Clamp was placed perfect, adjusted and started car up again. Was better but not like what it use to be. Maybe peaking 15lbs of boost where it was 19-20lbs. Now if I slowly climbed the rpms it would GO!! but if i just got on it it was lag and stutter. So I babied it for a couple weeks to see if it just had to adjust to the new cobb tb hose. Noticed that my car was drinking gas for ex. I live in putnam drove to windham(30mins) drove slow and the speed limit on the highway with cruise control set 65mph. Stoped in windham for a min, then proceed to bolton ct which is 5 mins outside of manchester. So total trip time (35-45mins) That cost me 1/4 tank of gas. by the time I got back to windham I was just a little over half.
My girlfriend said she could smell the air/fuel was off... so ive been taking it slow and easy.
looked through all my hoses to see if i had a vaccum leak somewhere... adjusted my clamps on intercooler and tb. Tightend them down VERY TIGHT. Car ran like a whole new car!!! It was hitting boost very strong. Let my gf take it for the day and then i jumped in it 2 days later and couldnt bring it over 3rpms... no boost!!!!!
went to work, could bring it slowly over 3rpms but as soon as i hit 4rpm is start stuttering and lagging... so parked it... havent touched it
went to the gym 4 mins away from my house.. drove very slow, didnt bring it up too 3rpm at all. leaving the gym, started, repsonded to a text message and felt my car stutter but still running... cought my attention and i looked at my dash and noticed my CEL was on and my cruise control was flashing. Did some research and it was helpful but the only thing i could think it could be is my air-fuel sensor... which would make since why my car is being extra thristy with my driving it carefully and slowly.
I need to figure out this problem asap cause im selling the car at the end of the week and will not sell the car in this condition.
Someone please help... im thinking its the sensor but it could be something else... why would i be leaking boost BAD!!!!!! it sounds like i have a rip in a hose or im just pooring air out... i can barely hear my turbo spool thats how loud the sound is. I check everything, it is all on and very tight. any idea's??????????
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