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A3 TDi Boost Gauge - FITTING???

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  1. Indie_DSG
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    Hi All,

    I have an A3 TDi 170 DSG and want to fit a mechanical Boost Gauge.

    I have the vent pod sorted and need advise on there to tap in to the boost Pressure pipe?

    Any ideas?
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    There is no T off u can use, I drilled a hole in a bolt and using a rubber washer drilled a hole in a metal alloy boost hose after the intercooler and simply stuck my 5mm rubber hose on to that.
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    Cheers Evo,

    I'm goint to tap in to the rubber hose just before the EGR housing.

    Thats the best point according to Barry the Car Wizard.
    Merlin do a 5mm Tap off feed that fits in the hose.

    Pictures up soon.
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    so there is no other way of doing this on the 2.0 tdi without having to tap into a pipe? thanks, marcus
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    where did you get the boost gauge? I contacted awe who also do a vent boost gauge and they sed the was for 2.0 fsi (petrol) models only. p.s. do you have any photos. Sean
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    thats mine fitted :) really easy to do in the end lol
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    another shot..

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    Sorry for interrupting this thread, I was going to ask the same thing!!.. I fitted a defi boost gauge to my drivers side dash vent in the weekend and was unsure as to where to plumb the gauge pipe to, so I tapped it into the turbo actuator vacumn pipe as a temporary basis.
    i was going to post a question as where should it be connected as I know where on petrol cars but am unsure where on a 2.0 tdi engine.
    my gauge shows -6 bar on Tickover and goes up to 0 bar when you change gear when driven hard.
    looks like I will have to tap into this egr pipe as well then, does anyone know if there anywhere else that you can tap into for the gauge to work correctly.
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    No worries ;-)
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    Any pics of where people tapped into?
    Thanks
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