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Turbo problems hi everyone my names alvin i live in jhb. i have a problem with my audi s3. currently it is boosting at 1.4 bar but as i drive through the gears like from 1 to 2 the boost drops rapidly like all the way down to .6 or so. could sum one plz help me out with this problem. my email address is

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