It has to be the density altitude down there. I still can´t explain the leaking pressure sound, or why I ended up hitting 9-10psi. But it kept happening all the way to In N Out.
Once we left and started coming up the mountain the scort started running a little better. By Sunset Point I was holding 6psi and accelerating like mad up over 100mph with no probs.
I´m still completely baffled....and really worried because I´m supposed to take the scort t Vegas next week to visit my old roommate.
I think we are going to try to re-calibrate the fuel pressure riser, or some how put a "boost controller" inline with the fuel pressure riser.
For those of you that weren´t there: I´ve been running the scort for the past week with no problems at 6psi. It slipped up to 8psi one night when it was about 18 degree´s out...but oh well no probs. I drove down to Phx to drag race and ran a [email protected]
felt SO EMBARRASSED! I usually run through the traps in 3rd gear in high revs....I couldn´t get the scort through more then half a gear and the boost would leak and I would have to shift. So I ran through the traps in 5th babying it. Honestly, if it ran like it does up here at 5500 feet it would be a mid 15sec pass no prob on 5psi. The theory to the prob with the turbo set up is fuel. We are reasoning that for some strange reason the Escort is overboosting...the overboosting is causing my 12:1 fuel pressure riser to try to demand like 120psi of fuel pressure from the pump. Even though the pump is a walboro 255L/H at 90psi the thing just gives up.
I want to say thanx to Matt and Justin for making their way out to support me publicly embarrassing myself. I´m telling you guys...we are absolutely baffled. If you could see the Escort run up the 17. I could hold 6psi and do 90 and still keep pulling.