Anyone thought or have installed a boost gauge yet? I found one laying around the garage and thought it may be nice to know exactly what were pushing. Question is, where to mount it..
It depends on the device you plug in to it. Most new ones will recognize that parameter. I plan on using something like this very soon.Does OBDII happen to report boost pressure? Just curious as to wether that could be an option. Guessing it might not report that back though.
I am going to make a plate that goes in between the factory MAP sensor and the intake manifold. It will have a couple ports so you can have a dedicated boost signla source for things like a boost gauge and Blow of valve. It will come with plugs and small fittings to hook hoses up to. That way you don;t have to cut any factory lines. Plus it will look cool too6thElementEngineering, the gauge I have came with a "T" to splice into a vacuum line. What type of plate are you manufacturing?
Yea, if you have that installed using a line off the wastegate or turbo you're gonna have a bad time.I did have the vac line hooked Up in the picture. However, I have not been able to find and adequate vac line yet. The ones I've tried either pull vacuum and no boost, or boost with no vacuum. But with boost showing, the gauge showed 16psi. Now how accurate that is I'm not sure just because I haven't found a perfect vac line yet. It doesn't seem to have the same hook ups as the VT's from what I've found but I could be missing something. It is currently tapped in to the wastegate vac line into a solenoid.
Yea, that's where my adapter plate will be going. The map sensor is directly bolted to the manifold. You won't have a line from that you can tap into.That was my next try would be the throttle body vac line. I cant seem to find many lines off the manifold in these cars. A mechanic at my work mentioned trying of the MAP sensor.