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when i was running 12 psi, this pig was quick. i recently dropped down to 10, and the truck seems like a dog. seems to run on more engine than blower. i know the tune is for 12 psi, but i assume that wouldn't mess with things too much. my only guess is that when the tech put the boost actuator on the blower, it was put on too high or too low. any other thoughts? i have a dyno tune on 8/20, and i'm sure paul will have some idea, just planning ahead.
 

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Follow the "how to" and make sure it's adjusted correctly
 

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does that sound like it's the issue though? or maybe clogged rear cats..... fronts are already gone due to clogging.
 

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had to remove the actuator from the ported blower to the non-ported blower. tech did it quick....not sure if it's right. as far is being pig rich, i would believe it.
 

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Jon... Do you have a A/F gauge? As Paul will tell you, that gauge is the key to many mysteries. He'll throw an exterior one on when he tunes but it's something you should have if you get into boost at all and don't want problems.

Mike
 

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mike, no a/f gauge, just a bost gauge.
 

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does running rich kill power? i plan on running f/i cleaner this week before i head down just for giggles.
 

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yup, running rich will kill power, plugs and cats...
 

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ok. cool. i'm not getting any rich codes, so that's good. i'm sure paul be work his magic saturday. :)

fyi, front cats already removed.
 

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You really should consider getting a A/F gauge Jon. Far more important than a boost gauge IMHO, although I wouldn't get rid of it... just supplement... add an A/F unit. He's tuning you Saturday? Mmmmmm... might stop by then if I have some time. Always something to be learned watching a tuning session there, whether its a old school hot rod, a pro mod, or one of our weird trucks LOL!

Mike
 

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Do yourself a favor and get a wideband, AEM's are nice gauges and don't cost a fortune, and can save you an engine...Like said before the actuator is adjustable, is should just lay down on the stop when the engine isn't running.
 
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