cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Hagerty
Hagerty Employee

Wrenchin' Wednesday: DIY boost leak detector! | Hagerty Media

Tracking down boost leaks is tricky. Unlike most vacuum leaks, these won't open up until significant pressure has accumulated, so they can't be identified by simply dousing sealing surfaces with intake cleaner with the engine idling in the driveway.
https://www.hagerty.com/media/maintenance-and-tech/wrenchin-wednesday-diy-boost-leak-detector/
2 REPLIES 2
Dond
Pit Crew

Could you stop the compressor spinning by inserting something between the vanes?
Krippel
Pit Crew

Related question, wouldn’t you be dealing with a MASSIVE leak for the impeller to spin in the first place? I wouldn’t think enough volume would be passing through otherwise, or am I thinking about it wrong?