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Old 02-15-2008, 08:45 AM   #1
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Question of Hooking Up Gauges

Howdy so i got myself into a new project (damn internet) And i would like to know how hard it is to install the following Gauges

1) Vaccum gauge (Auto Meter)

2) Fuel Pressure (Auto Meter)

4) Oil Pressure (Auto Meter)

i havent looked into them in great detail but i am going to go for the digital not mechanical yeah i loose a bit of accuracy but i'd rather not have hot oil and fuel spary all over my leg... I kind of like not being on fire call me old fashion but i'd rather that not happen...


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any one ?

I dont need a complete how to.. Just what wires/tubing to tap into and were i can find it...
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best aux gauges are oil pressure and water temp, vac gauge is useless unless its used in the positive form, i.e. boost gauge, but then you would need forced induction for that lol....


and same with fuel pressure gauge, if you arent a high compression N/A engine or boosted motor, fuel pressure will still be monitored and altered by the PCM.

but to answer your question, did you get them new? they should come with instructions on wiring...

but in any case, oil pressure and fuel pressure gauges and water temp gauges will need adapters.

autometer sells water temp gauge hose adapters, you can pick up fittings at the auto parts store for the oil pressure gauge, and CFM sells a fuel pressure sensor adapter if you do go ahead with the fuel pressure gauge.
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Nope I'm ditching the Fuel Pressure..

Still Want Vac Tho.. Its nice and it can save alot of head aches secially when you have a vac leak...


Yeah i know you need sender for the digital gauges.. Wiring them is a joke i know how to do that.. I've done 3 allready in my car i just want to know where to hook up the vac gauge like what tube...

Oil i found a place... Volt is Easy A/F is Easy Cylnder HEad temp is Easy... Its just the Vac now...
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You can T off a vac. line or install fitting in upper intake tube.

T line would be best.
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You can T off a vac. line or install fitting in upper intake tube.

T line would be best.
?? Upper Intake tube ?? Sorry i'm completly oblivious to the vac system in the focus
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after the MAF, the bend right before the TB
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after the MAF, the bend right before the TB
Ahh that makes sense... Tap in there nice and easy... awsome thanks man...
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Nope I'm ditching the Fuel Pressure..

Still Want Vac Tho.. Its nice and it can save alot of head aches secially when you have a vac leak...


Yeah i know you need sender for the digital gauges.. Wiring them is a joke i know how to do that.. I've done 3 allready in my car i just want to know where to hook up the vac gauge like what tube...

Oil i found a place... Volt is Easy A/F is Easy Cylnder HEad temp is Easy... Its just the Vac now...

what place did you use for the oil pressure gauge if you dont mind
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what good would having a vac gauge do? idk, just wondering.
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