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Gauges #257438 Aug 23, 3:52pm Aug 23, 3:52pm
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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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Re: Gauges [Re: mastro543] #257439 Aug 23, 3:55pm Aug 23, 3:55pm
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maybe exhasut temp gauge?

Re: Gauges [Re: ikin] #257440 Aug 24, 9:37am Aug 24, 9:37am
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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.

Re: Gauges [Re: AdamVIP] #257441 Aug 24, 5:43pm Aug 24, 5:43pm
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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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Re: Gauges [Re: GT4] #257442 Aug 24, 5:55pm Aug 24, 5:55pm
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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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Re: Gauges [Re: mastro543] #257443 Aug 24, 6:05pm Aug 24, 6:05pm
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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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Re: Gauges [Re: GT4] #257444 Aug 24, 6:23pm Aug 24, 6:23pm
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most likely 6-8 psi.


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Re: Gauges [Re: mastro543] #257445 Aug 24, 6:38pm Aug 24, 6:38pm
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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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Re: Gauges [Re: mastro543] #257446 Aug 24, 6:39pm Aug 24, 6:39pm
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egt
boost
oil pressure
oil temp

Re: Gauges [Re: spaztikid] #257447 Aug 24, 6:41pm Aug 24, 6:41pm
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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

Re: Gauges [Re: spaztikid] #257448 Aug 24, 7:00pm Aug 24, 7:00pm
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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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