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how to install these gauges?

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by wickedplastikman, Mar 1, 2004.

  1. wickedplastikman

    wickedplastikman Senior Member

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    hi. i just bought these r1 gauges that were on a display for a good price. i dont have any instructions on installing them though. i am putting them in my 99 teg. the gauges are electrical and are for.....oil temp, boost, egt, a/f mixture, oil pressure, and a tach.
    i cant even find a homepage for r1 to get some instructions from them. thanks for your help.
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    :shrug2: never heard of 'em

    without directions, its going to be hard to figure out what wire does what.

    this was the only thing i could find for r1 gauges:
    http://www.ridejudge.com/RideDetails.asp?RideID=7660

    maybe try emailing him?

    http://www.impossible-performance.cwc.net/meters.htm is pretty useles....

    one of our sponsors, street rays, has r1 racing sports product line....

    http://www.streetrays.com/catalog/index.ph...dddbe61a305b378
    but don't list any gauges...

    can't hurt. maybe they can get directions or something

    HTH
     
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    wickedplastikman Senior Member

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    thanks for the links. i finally got the phone number for r1 from the guy i bought them from. just gave them a call and he said that he was going to fax the instructions to me.
     
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    If they are electrical you should have a sensor/thermo for the EGT/Oil Pressure, temp, and Boost.

    For the EGT, you are going to have to tap one of your exhaust runners. In most cases, your kit should have come with a bung to weld on so you can screw the thermo into it.

    Boost is just tapping a vaccum line. The FPR is a good spot, or the brake booster (though that line is huge).

    Oil temp/pressure is a bit of a pain though. For pressure you definetly have to either get a sandwhich adapter to go between the block and oil filter, or get a BSPT -> NPT adapter and tap off the stock sensor. Some people tap their oil pan for a temp, but I feel that getting it from the oil filter or block is a more acurate area.

    A/F is simply tapping the ECU ground, and the ECU O2 sensor line. Check out Apexi's website under documentation. Their turbo timer has a A/F function, so they have diagrams of what wires would need to be tapped.

    Tach is just the distributor, or you could even tap the gauge cluster wire. I beleive mine was a blue wire with silver spots.
     
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    wickedplastikman Senior Member

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    thanks!! i think this is a doable thing. i hate to pay someone else to do it. i think they said it would be like 300 to install all these, but that's money i can use for more parts.
    thanks again.
     
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