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Boost Leak Test - A Guide On How To Make A Boost Leak Tester

Boost Leak Test - A Guide On How To Make A Boost Leak Tester

This guide will tell you how to create a boost leak tester. Having one of these nifty devices makes testing your intercooler piping system for boost leaks very easy and saves all the hassle of checking each connection is tight etc etc

So why not save some time and make your own boost leak tester

What You Need

What You Need

Ok to make this you will need the following
2 x Indoor Pluming blanking plates with lids (You can get these from your nearest B&Q or DIY store)
1 x small metal pipe adaptor (Make sure you can fit a bike or foot pump onto this
1 x Poxi Resin Glue
2 x Intercooler piping connecters
1 x foot or bicycle pump

Firstly

Firstly

First apply the poxi resin glue to the blanking plates and lids, to ensure they are glued and sealed solid. Remember you don't want these to leak or you wont find your boost leak so the more glue the better.

Leave to dry so that the lids are solid and can not be removed.

Secondly

Secondly

Next drill a hole in one of your new made blanking plates to insert your pipe adapter, ensure this is a snug fit, then again seal this in with glue to ensure a air tight seal.

Thirdly

Thirdly

Now leave everything to set and apply more glue if needed, you can ensure a air tight seal is achieved by using the intercooler adaptor to join the two pipe ends together and pumping your foot pump to create pressure, remember be careful as creating pressure can be dangerous!!

Start the Boost Leak Test

Ok very simply apply the pipe ends to either side of your intercooler system using your intercooler piping adapters and some joobli clips. Then apply your foot pump to the end with the pipe adaptor in place. If your piping is sound you should see your pressure increase. If there is a leak you should hear a hissing sound. to be sure you could also apply water with a small amount of washing up liquid to make the leak more visual.

I hope this can help somebody.

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