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Old 07-22-2007, 03:34 PM   #1
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how to hook up a boost gauge to draw vacuum??

I bought a boost and A/F gauge and want to hook up the boost gauge to at least draw vacuum until i get the money together to get a procharger for my svt. so what line do i hook it up to so it will at least show vacuum?? any help is appreciated. and a good discription or pic is nice!!!!!!!!


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Old 07-22-2007, 03:50 PM   #2
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just run a t off any vacuum line that goes into the intake manifold, after the throttle body. you could do it off a brake booster line, or an fpr line...just make sure youre t-ing off on a line that goes after the throttle body
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What he said^^ Also they do make just Vacuum gauges for N/A cars.
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Sorry to bring up an old thread but, I have no idea of the location of the vacuum lines on the SVT/ST170.

Can someone post up a pic with labels if possible?

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I have the jrsc now but the vac lines are the small black tubes that are on top of the manifold behind the fuel rail
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vac FTW! lol you know back in the day GM put vac's in caprices they were called economy gauges the more gas you gace the more the needle moved into the gulp gulp part of the dial lol. The less gas you gave it the less vac drawn and gas too. So a vac gauge can still be useful than just a pod filler.
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That vac line you were talking about should work. just like he said you gotta cut that line then insert a T fitting so the top of the T is what bring thats line back together again and you put the nylon line that goes to the gauge on the bottom part of the T and run it to your gauge. Did you get a new gauge cuz I saw you already had one when we met. But if you had it hooked up for vac/boost you shouldnt need to move it at all unless it was in a vac line that was part of the jrsc set up because it will still show you vacuum.
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"Sorry to bring up an old thread but"

Bringing up an old thread to me means you used the magic search button.
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Oh yeah
way to use that search button should'nt you get rep points for that? lol
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Rep me all you like for that post! lol

But seriously I'd like a pic, because there are about 5 lines that run atop the manifold & fuel rail...
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