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Just installed my boost gauge!

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Hate, 15 May 2006.

  1. Hate

    Soldato

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    Location: Sussex

    Its a bit ghetto for now (bit of black plastic where the ashtray was) - but i've got a proper boost gauge in my car now :D

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    lovely.

    next job is to disable the VSV to gain full boost in all gears
     
  2. Oracle

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    Location: Haskins

    I'm going to fit one to my CDTi! Got to be worth +50bhp! ;)

    Nicely fitted...didnt fancy one of the huge dash mounted ones then!?
     
  3. Matt82

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    fitted a pod and boost guage to a MR2 turbo this weekend


    do those things have the vsv you speak of?
     
  4. Oracle

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    I believe they do
     
  5. Malt_Vinegar

    Don

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    Nice!

    One problem though, its a bit out of your eyeline :p
     
  6. L0rdMike

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    Im thinking about getting one of these into mine.

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  7. Hate

    Soldato

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    i've got the stock one near to the rev counter, but tbh you only really look at it if your car feels odd :p

    nah, i didn't want a huge 3 podder filled to the brim.

    yeah, i believe the VSV is the 3SGTE's safety mechanism for not lunching your gearbox, as you get 0.5 bar in 1st and 0.9 everywhere else.

    however, if you disable vsv you end up with 0.5 bar everywhere, thus need a relief valve to bring it back up :)
     
  8. Trickle

    Wise Guy

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    When I had my boost gauge in that same ashtray position it was next to useless apart from on long steep hills, or checking vacuum ocasionally when trying to drive for economy.

    Much much better in a pillar pod position.
     
  9. Hate

    Soldato

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    Thats all I want it for, that and setting up my relief valve.
     
  10. Malt_Vinegar

    Don

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    Thats the position mine is in, and i find it a bit too low really, but its much more accurate and better lit that the standard one (You can see it just above the new one)

    Looks pretty cool though :D
     
  11. Clarkey

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    hope you don't crash while staring into the centre console while at full boost mate ;)
     
  12. Zip

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    What do boost gauges do?
    Do they do anything apart from telling you how much boost your running?
     
  13. Malt_Vinegar

    Don

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    Clue is in the name :p

    You use them for monitoring boost levels and whilst adjusting, as well as looking at vacuum
     
  14. ZG002

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    nope...

    gauges do what they say on the tin.. they gauge lol :p
     
  15. Meridian

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    Some do a pretty start-up display.... :D


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  16. ZG002

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    ooo they is sexy :D
     
  17. Clarkey

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    mightily expensive too, they make Greddy gauges look cheap!
     
  18. Akira

    Wise Guy

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    A bit ghetto?

    Indeed, though not quite as 'ghetto' as the other pic. Slum maybe, though at least yours is in a japanese car. I mean what's £20 for a matt black pod?
     
  19. ramirez

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    whats involved in fitting one? If I decide on keeping my car then I could really do with sticking one in my car somehow. Anyone know how you fit one into a soarer / supra engine?
     
  20. Nathan

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    Its a simple job I think, just T in a tube into the boost pipe from the engine bay to the gauage. Hard part is getting it through the bulk head I imagine.