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I have finally completed my boost guage install.
I installed the guage on the pillar on the drivers side and plumbed it into the joiner bit between 2 hoses just before it goes into the engine.

I have also wire it so the guages white during the day and orange at night.

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Cool, you'll find out so much more about your engine with the gauges fitted. They will also be useful after you start doing mods.

Question #1, is the CRD overboosting?
 

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Graham,
Question 1: The maximum boost i have got so far is just over 15psi and that seems to be a spike.

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The guages change colour when you turn the lights on. White during the day and orange at night. I couldnt get the orange to dim with the dash lights, when you dim them to far they will turn white.
 

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Graham,
Question 1: The maximum boost i have got so far is just over 15psi and that seems to be a spike.

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The guages change colour when you turn the lights on. White during the day and orange at night. I couldnt get the orange to dim with the dash lights, when you dim them to far they will turn white.
Thats mad as, I like gauges like that... matches with the OEM dash.

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were did you get those gauges from? they look awesome :)

and if you dont mind me asking, how much did they set you back?
 

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I bought the guages and pod from extreme limit offroad, from the vendors section on the forum.

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I got the same setup but I got the pillar painted the same colour as the original pillar..Looks alot better painted
 

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Tapping a fitting into the hose joiner is a good idea. Looks neat.
The gauges on the other hand are for a petrol motor not a diesel.




Patrol28 - I can assure you that these gauges are not even in the same league as Autometer. There is a reason that Autometer are a lot more expensive.
 

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Tapping a fitting into the hose joiner is a good idea. Looks neat.
The gauges on the other hand are for a petrol motor not a diesel.




Patrol28 - I can assure you that these gauges are not even in the same league as Autometer. There is a reason that Autometer are a lot more expensive.
What's the difference between petrol and diesel gauges? Never had I heard this before. A gauge is a gauge, it reads the info supplied by the engine no matter what fuel is running through it. At least that is my understanding.
 

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I think what Skegbudley is saying is that the boost guage also reads vacuum and diesels only use it to run ancillaries not on engine intake like petrol engines do.......I could be wrong
 

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What's the difference between petrol and diesel gauges? Never had I heard this before. A gauge is a gauge, it reads the info supplied by the engine no matter what fuel is running through it. At least that is my understanding.

Turbo diesels don't have any vaccume in the manifolds like petrol engines do.
Get a boost gauge that only measures pressure.
As for the EGT gauge. Petrol engines run a lot hotter than diesels. They need their EGT gauges to go to 1200c. Diesels only need a gauge that goes up to 900c.
 

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They will work on a diesel. That is not the issue.
The larger scale of the petrol EGT gauge means that they have to cram in more point in the same space as a gauge with less points. The one with less points will be more accurate to read.
With the boost gauge it will read accurate. As with the EGT. Because half the gauge is vacume they have to cram the boost graduations into a smaller space making it harder to read accurately.
 

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Hi Geoff

I brought the same pillar pod and gauges and was wondering how did you get the gauges to stay in the pod as it doesnt say in the instructions?
 

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Hi Geoff

I brought the same pillar pod and gauges and was wondering how did you get the gauges to stay in the pod as it doesnt say in the instructions?
Hi Smokescreen, mine stayed there when I pushed them in. I used a bit of mastic to make sure they stayed in play.
Hope this helps

Geoff
 
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