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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by cal 7888, Apr 1, 2013.

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    Hi there, what is the best boost gauge (most accurate) for a 140 2.0 tdi 8p.
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    any with a calibration certificate which are usualy £60 up over
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    Are they all universal? And how hard to fit?? Cheers
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    Varying sizes of dial,and colours etc,and you need some sort of mounting for it,plus a power feed and a boost tap from the manifold.
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    I see! Who's has fitted one on a 2.0 tdi here? If so how hard was it?
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    if fitted ne mate

    you need to run a pipe front a boost pipe in the engine bay , i used a self sealing tail that screws into the original rubber turbo hose, run the pipe from there to the dash, i have a newsouth pop above the steering wheel which mounts the gauge , i then got my inition live from a spear in the fuse box

    easy to do mate hardest art is running the pipe through
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    What you could consider is: ODB Elm dongle had for about £8 plus Android Torque App and Android phone It's what I use.
    Thus no mods and it's up and running with in mins.
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    Cheers for the feedback guys! Doesn't look to hard to run a pipe from the turbo hose to the dash! So U guys run a pillar pod or dash pod?? Thanks
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    Mine sat on dash, beside the A pillar.
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