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s3 boost guage

edward_harris Dec 16, 2007

  1. edward_harris

    edward_harris s3 gone now a shiney red evo 6

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    has anyone got a boost gauge in there s3? im after one that goes in the vent, any idea where to get them and how much, any pics? Are they easy to wire up?
     
  2. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona quattro Audi S3 Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    I've got a boost gauge in mine, you ca't buy one that's in the vent, but I'm sure you could get one custom made. Now get your oil leak sorted sorted before you think about this boost gauge! :asskicking:
     
  3. edward_harris

    edward_harris s3 gone now a shiney red evo 6

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    lol yea im gonna call aps tomorrow and see if i can take it up there in the week!
     
  4. jeffers999

    jeffers999 got boost

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    I got a pillar mount looks quite good...
     
  5. S3quatt

    S3quatt Flat Oot like a ducks Foot VCDS Map User

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    Surely there must be some way of intergrating a guage without the likes of a pillar mount?
     
  6. emzino

    emzino Active Member

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    What does the boost gauge help with?
     
  7. lil_coz

    lil_coz Active Member

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    Something to say that you have. Impress friends sorta thing...
     
  8. S3quatt

    S3quatt Flat Oot like a ducks Foot VCDS Map User

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  9. edward_harris

    edward_harris s3 gone now a shiney red evo 6

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    Yea they do look good, but its good to see what your car is boosting at and peak boost etc!
     
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    joshW Member

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    would also love one in my car.

    If anyone would like to make me a pillar guage for a tidy price i would really appreciate it;)

    PMs welcome lol

    josh
     
  11. danotto

    danotto VAG HUNTER

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    im after a boost gauge also, but a vent one as i have airbags on the pillars and if i ever had a crash i wouldnt like a boost gauge rammed up my nostrel:jump:
     
  12. edward_harris

    edward_harris s3 gone now a shiney red evo 6

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    i guess you could just cut one in to the vent, wouldnt want to do it myself mind!
     
  13. danotto

    danotto VAG HUNTER

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    yeah exactly how do you wire one up,im a bit particular with things as well i would want one with red lighting as well to match the dash
     
  14. S3quatt

    S3quatt Flat Oot like a ducks Foot VCDS Map User

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    I think Awesome do a VDO one which matches the standard guages.

    The lights would tap into the dash lights & the pressure is read from a hose tapped into the inlet manifold.
     
  15. danotto

    danotto VAG HUNTER

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    are they easy to fit im a truck mechanic,and am pretty handy with motors,but dont like playing with electrics on cars unless i know what im going with them.
     
  16. S3quatt

    S3quatt Flat Oot like a ducks Foot VCDS Map User

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    simch Active Member

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    Drill and tap the inlet manifold if yu really like, but you can always do ti like 99.999% of the rest of the world and out the t speice supplied with the gauge into the vaccuum pipe to the fuel pressure regulator......!!??! :)
     
  18. S3quatt

    S3quatt Flat Oot like a ducks Foot VCDS Map User

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    Why do people take things so literally?

    I meant tap into it where ever possible...

    & I believe the easy way is use the "T" to tap into the vac/pressure line going to the dump valve, not the fuel regulator!

    You try to help but some people can't help but take the piss
     
  19. edward_harris

    edward_harris s3 gone now a shiney red evo 6

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    Apparantly APS can get a vent gauge but it's £250! I want to find out where to get them from? any ideas?!!
     
  20. edward_harris

    edward_harris s3 gone now a shiney red evo 6

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    simch Active Member

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    A reasonably priced one that matches the interior pretty well is the "raid" ones, with red / amber illumination (colour varies depending on how you wire the lights in).
    They are blank when ign is off also.
     
  22. Jaywoo_A3

    Jaywoo_A3 Member Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group S-line owners group

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    edward_harris s3 gone now a shiney red evo 6

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    god that one on seat website looks ****! lol good idea but really does look tacky!
     
  24. edward_harris

    edward_harris s3 gone now a shiney red evo 6

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    how did you cut yours in to the vent? ie are all the slats ok or all move about?!
     
  25. edward_harris

    edward_harris s3 gone now a shiney red evo 6

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    Jaywoo_A3 Member Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group S-line owners group

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    I took all the slats out cut a piece out and then bonded them back into position. the top and bottom slats i filed a half moon shape in them to rest the gauge and then pushed the 52mm guage in between which holds perfectly,
    my advice would be to buy another vent and just give it a try.
     
  27. A3_Turbo

    A3_Turbo Swaying towards IHI....

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    that looks good Jaywoo, I didnt think you had a 1.8T though for some reason?
     
  28. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona quattro Audi S3 Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    I have a Timex boost gauge which can change colours.

    Like this one.
    [​IMG]
     
  29. mikey_abz

    mikey_abz 2007 Audi S3

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    ash_s3 Active Member

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    Looks very trick indeed!!

    Dont think id like to piss about with any of that thou, expensive if you balls it up (which id probably do)

    Very impressive thou!
     
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    Ryanc Active Member

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    Get a defi one mate,they are the daddies.
     
  32. mikey_abz

    mikey_abz 2007 Audi S3

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    you can buy it from them:
    http://www.impconcepts.com/gaugesforsale.htm

    Might do S3.

    Mike:icon_thumright:
     
  33. Jaywoo_A3

    Jaywoo_A3 Member Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group S-line owners group

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    I havent mate its actually a vacuum gauge, I made it in preparation for my S3 or engine conversion hopefully?;)
     
  34. edward_harris

    edward_harris s3 gone now a shiney red evo 6

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    yea they are good! but didnt want to spend loads if the cars going after christmas! seeing as im having in sunk in the vent! lol, think ive got a buyer for the car, a mate of mine. Ive said £12000 with out any of the ice + alarm!
     
  35. markymark1984

    markymark1984 Petrol Head

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    i was in the TT shop (bedford) at the weekend and in a cabinet they had a boost gauge holder built into a vent. Looked pretty sweet, made by some company called Osir...... Forgot to ask how much it cost though, i'll have a look next time im in there
     
  36. markymark1984

    markymark1984 Petrol Head

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    i just found out it is for a golf, please ignore my previous comment!!
     
  37. jo3y

    jo3y New Member

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    [​IMG]

    That's the one fitted to mine, it doesn't light up though - at least not anymore. Quite like some of the others listed on here though
     
  38. sitrials

    sitrials Member

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    i've mounted 2 gauges in my pillar i need some head liner to retrim it though. will get some pics once i get that done.
    i'm using auto gauge very similar to the defi gauges that are dark faced when not lit.
     
  39. S3quatt

    S3quatt Flat Oot like a ducks Foot VCDS Map User

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    Maybe someone can shed some light on this issue...

    I once dad a look at a scooby 22B. Remember them? It had a steering column mounted one like the pic, but it was smaller. Around 30mm dia & looked really neat. I hunted around for one online but never seen any.

    Anyone else seen this type before?
     

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