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Old 07-05-2009, 04:36 PM   #1
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SVT turbo recommended gauges for the full picture?

As the title says... What gauges should I go with for a turbo setup on an SVT focus.... I know the oil temp and oil pressure gauges are bogus and I plan on removing them... I was thinking an a/f, real oil pressure, j&s, boost.... What else would be recommended to make sure that I have a full and complete package of what is going on?


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Those are the exact gauges I'm getting. Don't claim to be an expert, but this is the way I see it:
boost - needed for boosted applications!
oil pressure - if your pressure drops, turn off the motor to prevent damage
A/F - running lean, let off the gas
J&S - knocking, let off the gas

Other parameters seem a little less important. I know the stock coolant temp gauge isn't that accurate, *but* if it spikes you know your motor is getting hot. Oil pressure is much more important than oil temp. EGT can be useful, but once you start getting gauges like that, your car is gonna look like a friggin Christmas tree.
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I have..

Wideband
Boost
EGT
Knock (J&S)
Fuel Pressure
Oil Pressure

All independant gauges.
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Ahhh, didn't think of fuel pressure. Might get that one later. People have seemed to survive without having all those, though, John. For instance...if fuel pressure drops off and you get less fuel...your wideband is going to indicate that, correct? I guess you would just need to keep an eye on it and you would be fine.
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Ahh fuel pressure and EGT... gotcha! Check! Thanks! :)
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The fuel pressure gauge served its pourpouse... I put it in early on back when I was messing around with the fueling issues that all Foci have..... thats when I figured out how to make big fuel pressure on the stock set up.
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And how did you do that? I'm gonna need pretty good fuel pressure.
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Haha ya
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I used a
boost (30 PSI),
EGT
Fuel PSI
A/F
then later I got oil PSI. See your in Iraq, Im in Afghanistan. take care.
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I wouldnt say EGT is really needed , it would just scare you , your AF Gauge will do the job just as good

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