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Old 08 Feb 2011, 01:54 am
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Default Turbo Boost Gauge

Hey everyone, picked up a 03 GT a few months back and being the first turbo car I have owned I could use some more help. I would love to put a gauge pod on the pillar and hook up a boost gauge but I don't know where under the hood I would connect the hose for the gauge. Can anyone help?
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Old 08 Feb 2011, 02:28 pm
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If you can wait I'll post some detailed pics (will take some after I get back home). It's pretty easy and I'm sure a simple search will yield results.
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Old 08 Feb 2011, 06:17 pm
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The easiest is to tap into the brake booster line.
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Sorry for not getting back to ya yesterday!

Anyway, follow the directions as provided with your boost gauge. Not sure if you picked one up yet but I went with an Autometer Pro Comp series liquid-filled gauge. You can go with a non-liquid filled gauge, however if you go with some off-brand cheap gauge you'll experience alot of flutter from the needle.

I know you mentioned mounting it on your pillar, and although I mounted mine on the steering column I just thought I'd share the power cable I tapped into and how I ran my lines.
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Some shots of the boost gauge in mounting cup -



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Not all vehicles are the same, however here's the wire I tapped into for power. It turns on the light bulb in my gauge whenever I turn on my headlights/daytime lights. It's the black one with yellow stripe.

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Here's the ground I used. Keep in mind to sand away any rust/paint on any metal surface you plan on using as a ground. I pulled the plastic off and sanded the area before grounding my cable behind the bolt/plastic.



This is an inside shot of where the vacuum line is coming from. You'll see this same grommet inside your vehicle if you look straight back. It's on the driver's side.



Here's an outside view of where the line runs again.

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Here's the line I tapped into (coming out of the rear of your intake manifold).

If you notice, I used a quality metal T rather than the cheap plastic one that gauges provide. Also, make sure to zip-tie any and all lines to ensure that they don't get disconnected.

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Old 09 Feb 2011, 04:24 pm
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Another thing since our engine bay's love to stay hot I suggest that after you've installed your gauge and run your lines, to drive your car for a little while to warm things up under the hood. The heat will make your boot/rubber lines soften up and when they do the zip-tie can easily slip off your line. To prevent this, just pop the hood and tighten those zip-ties once again!
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That is exactly how I routed mine too.
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