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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge   Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge - Page 2 EmptyWed Mar 14, 2007 9:14 pm

hows come you want vac??
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TType_Riviera wrote:
hows come you want vac??
I just happen to have a vac. gauge already from my last car so i put it in. I can switch it to a boost very easily but i would have to buy a boost gauge so i'll do it later
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge   Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge - Page 2 EmptyWed Mar 14, 2007 9:34 pm

So do u have a Line coming from that port now??
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98riviera98 wrote:
So do u have a Line coming from that port now??

yes, i do
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge   Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge - Page 2 EmptyWed Mar 14, 2007 10:23 pm

So you hook the boost gauge where you hooked the vac guage? you just need a boost guage?
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NO 4 EVR wrote:
So you hook the boost gauge where you hooked the vac guage? you just need a boost guage?

If you hook a boost gauge at that location, you would only read the vacuum, no boost. It is my understanding that the only boost connection would be under the nose of the s/c and you would have to throw in a T to connect it
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I see... thanks
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just pretty much did the boost gauge switch

and also got a wheel cover that matches perfectly smile
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Where did you get that wheel cover?
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Where did you get that wheel cover?

sorry old thread but i got it at murrays discount auto parts
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge   Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge - Page 2 EmptyTue May 22, 2007 3:19 am

turtleman wrote:
NO 4 EVR wrote:
So you hook the boost gauge where you hooked the vac guage? you just need a boost guage?

If you hook a boost gauge at that location, you would only read the vacuum, no boost. It is my understanding that the only boost connection would be under the nose of the s/c and you would have to throw in a T to connect it

on the top port (i believe where the PCV is), there is an open nipple to connect to (hopefully with a plug in it). That is vaccum only. Which is weird they left and open port.

go toward the front of the SC a little, and see 3 more nipples that are verticle. Tap into one of those. I guess the nipple under the SC snout would work, but I haven't tried it.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge   Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge - Page 2 EmptyTue May 22, 2007 11:15 pm

dreww, are you talking about the one that connects to the boost bypass valve actuator and the fuel reg or something else? I don't see any others.
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turtleman wrote:
dreww, are you talking about the one that connects to the boost bypass valve actuator and the fuel reg or something else? I don't see any others.

yes, I tapped into the fuel regulator one. I was trying to remember what it was called when I posted last night but drew a blank. It was the regulator.
obvoiusly the boost bypass valve would work too, as it open when boost kicks in.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge   Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge - Page 2 EmptyWed May 23, 2007 1:08 pm

Hey guys, I am planning to put in a boost gauge at some point. A lot of analog boost gauges have VAC and BOOST range. Under normal operation do you ever see vacuum?


I was going to get a boost only gauge, but if there is ever some vac, it would be nice to see that too.

Some of the digital gauges will read either which is also nice.
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urbsnspices wrote:
Hey guys, I am planning to put in a boost gauge at some point. A lot of analog boost gauges have VAC and BOOST range. Under normal operation do you ever see vacuum?


I was going to get a boost only gauge, but if there is ever some vac, it would be nice to see that too.

Some of the digital gauges will read either which is also nice.

definitely see both values and would recommend a gauge that reads both. the net pressure is more often vacuum during normal driving conditions.

fyi: the boost is being bypassed at idle by the valve so you should see about 15in/hg of vac. and the vacuum will proportionally decrease with throttle until you hit boost ranges
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge   Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge - Page 2 EmptyTue May 29, 2007 11:52 pm

i would recommend the boost/vac gauge too. I only show boost and a vac gauge is handy sometimes to locate possible vacuum problems with your car....which is common with the million vac hoses on these cars.
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PostSubject: boost gauge tap   Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge - Page 2 EmptyTue Jun 26, 2007 3:59 pm

I can't get a straight forward picture of where to tap the line, can anyone that has one show me where they tapped it please.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge   Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge - Page 2 EmptyTue Jun 26, 2007 4:18 pm

i tapped mine before the map sensor. with a t-fitting and the hose fittings. Use high quality hose, NO SILICONE!!!!! it was a long time ago, i havent gotten MAP lines yet.
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What's wrong with silicone? I thought that was quality hose.

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AA wrote:
What's wrong with silicone? I thought that was quality hose.

i had it on my riv back in tha day and it would crimp in on it self, shrivel, and melt real quick. its alright for hondas. ride
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge   Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge - Page 2 EmptyTue Jun 26, 2007 4:54 pm

Ahh, I see...

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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge   Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge - Page 2 EmptyWed Jun 27, 2007 12:27 am

can you maybe take a pic of it alex
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97rivman wrote:
i tapped mine before the map sensor. with a t-fitting and the hose fittings. Use high quality hose, NO SILICONE!!!!! it was a long time ago, i havent gotten MAP lines yet.

I would think that ideally one would use compression air line tubing (somewhat rigid material). We sell 4 or 5 different sizes where I work, and we buy it REAL cheap direct from the mfgr. I'd like to fit a boost gauge somewhere too, someday when I discover what free time is.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge   Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge - Page 2 EmptyWed Jun 27, 2007 1:43 pm

well i figured out where to tap the boost line, but where do you splice the LED lighting?
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Ahh, I see...

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