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Hey whats the turbo light mean?


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#1 TheMeatWagon

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Posted 04 August 2004 - 01:42 AM

Okay so ive been drivin my car and never once have i seen the green turbo light light up behind the turbo... So today im workin on the car and there are like 6 different vacuum lines all disconnected from the previous owner. The car still runs with em disconnected but i wanna get em put back to make sure they arent causing a problem. Ill take a picture of em when i get my digicam back and ask you guys if you know where they go. Anyone have a pretty complete vacuum diagram? Or maybe just a pic of the front passenger side of the engine bay where that cluster of hoses is from an 86 gl tubo coupe? Anyways so we were messin around changing the hose configurations and this one time a hose was connected i revved up the engine and for the first time ever saw the little green turbo light behind the word turbo light up to the bottom left of the speedo... whats this mean? Anyone? thanks

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Posted 04 August 2004 - 02:00 AM

It means a pressure sensor is sensing boost pressure.
I'll have to look and see if I have a hose routing diagram for an 86.

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#3 TheMeatWagon

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Posted 04 August 2004 - 02:11 AM

soo the green light is a bad thing?

And thanks for tryin to get me a vac diagram :grin:

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Posted 04 August 2004 - 02:15 AM

It means the turbo is putting out boost, you ninny :rolleyes: :burnout:

#5 TheMeatWagon

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Posted 04 August 2004 - 02:18 AM

Thats what i thought at first but then why have i never ever seen it before... weird...

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Posted 04 August 2004 - 02:20 AM

Thats because it was disconnected and you got it hooked up now. If you have more questions about Turbo's, I would suggest this web site for some good reading.
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#7 TheMeatWagon

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Posted 04 August 2004 - 02:24 AM

Awww i know how a turbo works im not that young... i just didnt know what the green light meant and if by him saying it means its showing pressure i wondered like if it meant excess pressure. The vac hoses we hooked up didnt have much to do with the turbo at all i dont think and when they were connected it totally bogged the engine so we disconnected em again. Oh well... what do your guys turbos usually put out as far as PSI? Mine is doin 7-8 psi.

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Posted 04 August 2004 - 02:43 AM

7-8 is stock boost

#9 TheMeatWagon

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Posted 04 August 2004 - 02:44 AM

Well its a stock turbo so i guess it fits quite nicely huh :grin:. Thanks man

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Posted 04 August 2004 - 02:51 AM

Still want that VAC diagram, Meat?

Edit: dont know if it will help.. let me know..

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Posted 04 August 2004 - 02:54 AM

well that is meaning that it's the stock setup if you want to (and at your age I wouldn't recommend it though cause of the blue light force might go after ya unless you are driving responsibly) you can do a few modifications to up the boost and the max I would recommend for street is 10 psi and if it's going to be raced only (what I mean is racing off the street and in a sanctioned event) then 12 to 14 psi is possible before you start destroying things.


oh yeah and also might run super in that rig so you don't blow it up or overheat it

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Posted 04 August 2004 - 03:01 AM

Ahh yeah theres a lot of loose hoses floppin around under the hood so if you got one it would be much appreciated.

And i think ill leave the turbo alone for now as i still am learning to rally and i dont need more power :drunk:. As soon as i am a little more experienced and i get the engine tuned and running 100% then ill start uppin 115 horses of raw fury. Its not a matter of me being a safe driver, because i am, its just that i suck haha... only had my license for a couple months now.


Still want that VAC diagram, Meat?

Edit: dont know if it will help.. let me know..



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Posted 04 August 2004 - 08:52 AM

concentrate on handleing and learning to control your car, then you start improving engine performance. that way, you should be able to get yourself outta most situations caused by extra power. that and you will be a better driver for it.

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Posted 04 August 2004 - 06:35 PM

Does anyone else find the turbo light to be a little too bright? I like it, but I also like not burning holes in my retinas.

#15 MorganM

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Posted 04 August 2004 - 06:52 PM

The light is telling you BOOST IT HARDER :drunk:

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Posted 05 August 2004 - 05:35 AM

my shift light blinds me a bit more than my turbo light :)

#17 calebz

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Posted 05 August 2004 - 09:32 AM

Shift light? where?

#18 bajavwnsoobnut

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Posted 05 August 2004 - 12:06 PM

I had a Jimmy that did that stupid shift thing even in 5th (of course I was in 4lo when it did that lol)

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Posted 22 August 2004 - 03:49 AM

oops... aftermarket shift light.




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