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A3 TDi Boost Gauge - FITTING???

Indie_DSG Jun 18, 2009

  1. Indie_DSG

    Indie_DSG Member

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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?
     
  2. evomaster3000

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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.
     
  3. Indie_DSG

    Indie_DSG Member

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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.
     
  4. cus

    cus New Member

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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
     
  5. 2192dougl

    2192dougl New Member

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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
     
  6. cus

    cus New Member

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    thats mine fitted :) really easy to do in the end lol
     
  7. cus

    cus New Member

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    another shot..

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  8. Dj_rgr

    Dj_rgr New Member

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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.
     
  9. HEKTOR

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  10. Dj_rgr

    Dj_rgr New Member

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  11. HEKTOR

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    No worries ;-)
     
  12. Mindak

    Mindak Active Member

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    Any pics of where people tapped into?
    Thanks
     
  13. Bigjohn_A3

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    I'm also looking to do this, I'm happy with the wiring side but does anyone have a picture of where they tapped in to?

    Cheers
     
  14. Mindak

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    Hi mate Iv been and done it now and had to tap into the main boost pipe at the front of the engine!
    There's no other way other than fitting an EGR delete kit!
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  15. Bigjohn_A3

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    Thanks Mindak, much more clear now.
     
  16. Mindak

    Mindak Active Member

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    No worries mate glad I could help!
     
  17. iamnotthestig

    iamnotthestig New Member

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    What's the gizzit called that you used to tap into the pipe?
     
  18. Mindak

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    I used an airline fitting and got an engineer to make me a nut to fit it, Iv got my whole pipe going spare now if interested!

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  19. iamnotthestig

    iamnotthestig New Member

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    Ive got an A5 so it would only be fitting I'd be interested in
     
  20. winger

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    you still got this spare mate? im interested if so
     
  21. Mindak

    Mindak Active Member

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    Yes I've still got the pipe with boost tap!
     
  22. Simon170TDI

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    Installed mine the other night

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