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Gauges for turbo

Discussion in 'Forced Induction' started by JDMPlaya, May 17, 2004.

  1. JDMPlaya

    JDMPlaya Senior Member

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    Okay I'm about to order my Boost / Oil pressure gauge, I was going to get one more, which is more important, the A/F gauge or the water temp?

    Also cheapest places around to order these from?
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    A/F ratio f0 sh0...
     
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    screw both, get an EGT
     
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    hmm, alright. thanks
     
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    You should be fine with the boost/vac gauge and oil pressure gauge. I am only running a boost/vac gauge right now. My wideband o2 should be here anyday. If I was going to get another gauge it would probably be an EGT so I would know when I am getting on it too hard.
     
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    alright cool, thanks bro
     
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    :concur:
     
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    JDMPlaya Senior Member

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    So w/ gauges do I get what I pay for or are they pretty much the same readings?

    Electrical > Mechanical?

    Stuff I should look out for?
     
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    Mechanical will always be more accurate the electrical.
     
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    boost- mechanical

    anything that passes fluid- go electric.
    you don't want to run oil water and all that into your interior. a loose fitting can make a huge mess in your cockpit.
     
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    FR Javier Junior Member

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    if you run an electric oil press, make sure you do not mount the sender on the block with a "T". mount it on the firewall or somewhere else.

    as far as gauge selection goes....in my own car, i glance at a boost and wideband when im running it. i rely on my EMS to prevent engine damage from overboosting, overtemp, overrev, etc. its hard to look at gauges and keep a slightly mod'd turbo car on the road :ph34r:
     
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    thats why i got greddy's warning meters that light up stupiod bright when they extend out of its set "good" range.

    but, at 225 a pop, ist far from a budget guage
     
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    I just picked up the Autometer Phantom Series ( Boost , A/F , Oil Pressure ) for 180..

    Now I need a triple gauge pod I was going to order at my local motorsport store but they wanted like 70 dollars, Isn't there somewhere online I can pick one up for a reasonable price?
     
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