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mastro543 Aug 23, 11:52pm - #257438 

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Gauges

What Gauges are neccessary for running a Turbo
other than a boost gauge im thinking of getting oil
pressure but other than that is there something im
missing that is vital?

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ikin Aug 23, 11:55pm - #257439 
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maybe exhasut temp gauge?
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AdamVIP Aug 24, 5:37pm - #257440 
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You dont need any gauges Cause they dont really do anything but tell you what is already happening. I would suggest a boost just so you can watch it peak and look cool. Other than that maybe an air fuel since thats what a Turbo changes.
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GT4 Aug 25, 1:43am - #257441 

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Originally Posted by AdamVIP
You dont need any gauges Cause they dont really do anything but tell you what is already happening. I would suggest a boost just so you can watch it peak and look cool. Other than that maybe an air fuel since thats what a Turbo changes.

look cool? wtf
What are you talking about?
When you Turbo a car, some gauges are very critical.

Especially boost gauge and oil pressure gauge.
A/F gauge is no good without a wideband O2 sensor.
You might wanna consider EGT (pyrometer) instead.
You can either put the probe in the hottest runner
(usually the one that get highest amount of air)
or in the downpipe. Temp reading will be a bit off
when you put it in the downpipe.

I would suggest, boost gauge, oil pressure, and EGT.
If you install the FPR, it's a good idea to get the fuel pressure gauge also.

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mastro543 Aug 25, 1:55am - #257442 

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^ Thanks, i was looking at the pyrometer its
probably one of the most expensive type
of gauge, someone told me you could actually tune
your car by the exhaust temp. is this true?

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GT4 Aug 25, 2:05am - #257443 

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You can, but not as easy as the A/F.
However, with the A/F gauge, you need a wideband O2 sensor.
and that cost $$$$, more than the EGT!
How much boost are you planning to run?
Are you going for standalone EMS?

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mastro543 Aug 25, 2:23am - #257444 

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most likely 6-8 psi.

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mastro543 Aug 25, 2:38am - #257445 

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and by EMS do you mean the ecu because
im going to run a piggyback not a full
standalone.

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spaztikid Aug 25, 2:39am - #257446 
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egt
boost
oil pressure
oil temp
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kenny_celi Aug 25, 2:41am - #257447 

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dont forget the water temp too...

ps.alwayz tell the shop to run your fuel little richer so that you see grey smoke instead of white smoke...(^_^) that'll save you from blowing your engine
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Clos Aug 25, 3:00am - #257448 
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
egt
boost
oil pressure
oil temp

just like he said, and congrat on gettin the Turbo thumbsup
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