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need a quick bit of help please

jay1601 Oct 17, 2010

  1. jay1601

    jay1601 Well-Known Member

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    i got 2 questions, first off is whats the best boost gauge to get for about £40. i got a AutoGauge boost gauge, but its rubbish, its lost 2PSI already, i guess pay cheap get cheap.

    second is how to people wire up a gauge to the A pillar on the drivers side, just use a long hose and pull it through the dash, or is there a grommet on the drivers side

    thanks for any help

    Jay
     
  2. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    Where is it routed now?
    Wipers off, scuttle panal off,feed the pipe into the same grommet as the bonnet pull easy....
     
  3. jay1601

    jay1601 Well-Known Member

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    At the moment it goes in the grommet in the right of the engine bay and throught the dash then to the pillar.
    I tried using the bonnet pull grommet but a 8MM hose wouldn't going down it
     
  4. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    Your using 8mm hose for a boost gauge??? should be 3-4mm
     
  5. jay1601

    jay1601 Well-Known Member

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    its 5mm I.D but the O.D is 8mm
     
  6. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    Are you certain it is not leaking, hence the 2psi drop? I would get some silicone 3mm, is it the clear tube you get with the kits that you are using, if it is bin it!
     
  7. jay1601

    jay1601 Well-Known Member

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    no its a double walled silicone hose
     
  8. S3 Paul

    S3 Paul Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    I used 3mm silicone hose and some 5mm od nylon hose ( from an old nitrousoxide kit i have ) to go through the grommet .
    Works fine, and didnt need such a large hole in the grommet,
     
  9. jay1601

    jay1601 Well-Known Member

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    what gauge have you got mate ?

    not sure what make to go for ?
     

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