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Hey Bryce, how does your car run other than only being able to boost to .6 bar? Any idle problems? Abnormal backfiring? Difficulty starting? It does sound like you've got a possible boost leak. Are you sure the boost pipe is fully seated down on the turbocharger neck (sometimes hard to see) and that you've got a solid connection where the intercooler fits on the up-pipe and the throttle body (actually the BOV housing)?

One other thing, to be cautious of, is that if you need to do some twisting and turning of the up-pipe to help with fitment, that you don't accidentally cut the O-ring on the intercooler...it's not fun when the O-ring ends up in the neck of the turbo. I once had to fish one out for a friend.

As for the 3LDZ not being efficient enough...I don't know, when I had that intercooler, I used it in conjunction with a K27-7200 and it regularly saw .9 bar on an aftermarket boost gauge.

Anyway, post a picture, I want to see how it looks on your car!
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