Turbo Boost Pressure
Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:54 AM
.Any suggestions, I have already changed both fuel filters, the air filter gauge showed 15% it red lines at 25%.
Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:16 AM
Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:37 AM
Posted 09 December 2012 - 09:03 AM
Please check again for what unit you are expressing boost in. It could be in PSI or in column inches of HG. Very unlikely to be a percent.
You can call the Caterpillar RV Hotline at 877 777-3126 with your engine serial number to find out exactly what boost your engine should produce (as well as what boost it did produce on a dyno before leaving Caterpillar).
Next question: is this lower boost than it has been in the past? Sudden drop or gradual? At 6,500' you should be generating full boost-- that is the beauty of a turbo.
Looking for causes of a drop in boost pressure would begin with:
1. Leak between exhaust manifold and head or exhaust manifold and turbo-- look for any black (soot) at those locations.
2. A leak in a hose between turbo and tube going to CAC, tube to CAC, leak in a hose between the CAC and tube going to the engine and leak in hose at the engine intake manifold.
3. Leak in the CAC itself.
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 01:19 PM
Work safe around the engine.
Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:55 PM
I am going to be tied up tomorrow but will see what I can find the next day.
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