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Field Report: Boost Leaks BLOW! Find & Fix Them.

October 04, 2023 High Performance Academy
Tuned In
Field Report: Boost Leaks BLOW! Find & Fix Them.
Show Notes

Checking for boost leaks should be part of your routine maintenance schedule, but is it?

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Mark from Redline Detection runs us through how checking for boost/air leaks can help avoid misdiagnosis as well as ensure a job well done when reassembling an engine, helping rule out any unintentionally introduced errors while on the tools.

While these units are aimed at commercial users and have expandable adaptors to help with quick and easy use for mechanics and technicians, they do offer some home enthusiast-level options and of course, you can piece together your own kit for a specific vehicle too, or simply find a local workshop to do this for you on a routine basis instead.

While we do lean towards how to find a boost leak as our example in this discussion, such machines can be used to find any air leaks in your intake, exhaust and coolant systems, and even batteries for those working on EVs.