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Old 01-27-2005, 05:45 PM   #1
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i am trying to install my auto meter guage and i have a 1/4" inch vaccum hose i am tapping into. now the problem is connecting the 1/4" vaccum hose to the 1/8" nylon tubbing. i have been to every parts stor looking for a reducer but nobody seems to know what i am talking about please help
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Old 01-27-2005, 05:48 PM   #2
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i am trying to install my auto meter guage and i have a 1/4" inch vaccum hose i am tapping into. now the problem is connecting the 1/4" vaccum hose to the 1/8" nylon tubbing. i have been to every parts stor looking for a reducer but nobody seems to know what i am talking about please help

Try Home Depot or Lowe's. One of those will have what you need.
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Old 01-27-2005, 05:52 PM   #3
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http://wrxtra.com/cat_2.html
works like a champ...
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Old 01-27-2005, 06:05 PM   #4
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but that is for 1/8" line i need to link into 1/4 tubing which is at my bov
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Old 01-27-2005, 07:45 PM   #5
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but that is for 1/8" line i need to link into 1/4 tubing which is at my bov
the kit from wrxtra comes with everything you need to go from the factory BOV to the boost guage, its real simple....just another option
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Old 01-28-2005, 10:27 AM   #6
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the kit from wrxtra comes with everything you need to go from the factory BOV to the boost guage, its real simple....just another option
I second that. Very high quality.
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Old 01-27-2005, 06:12 PM   #7
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Home Depot or Lowes will have a 1/4 to 1/8 T like you need. I know they have it cause i have one.
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Old 01-27-2005, 06:15 PM   #8
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Old 01-27-2005, 06:23 PM   #9
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I need to remount mine but i have been lazy about it.

For the nylon tubing it gets more complicated. I thought you were using a rubber 1/8 vacum hose. You will need to track down the components to make a T. Its a pain and mine leaked (the reason its not in the car). I bought rubber vacum hose and plastic T's to make it more simple. Home Depot and Lowe's have the stuff you need though. But no one makes a T to adapt a nylon to a rubber line. You will have to buy peices and make it.

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Old 01-27-2005, 06:57 PM   #10
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The nylon tubing that came with my boost gauge fits rather snuggly in the vacuum line I bought. So I just shoved the nylon in the rubber vacuum line about 3 inches, ran the rubber to the appropriate sized T at the recirc valve. Works fine.
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Old 01-27-2005, 06:58 PM   #11
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The nylon tubing that came with my boost gauge fits rather snuggly in the vacuum line I bought. So I just shoved the nylon in the rubber vacuum line about 3 inches, ran the rubber to the appropriate sized T at the recirc valve. Works fine.

There is a thought. Matt is smarter than he looks. I am putting rubber line all the way when i remount my mine.
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Old 01-27-2005, 07:11 PM   #12
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Auto Zone has them. They have a box of vacuum line Ts that has about 8 different kinds in there. Check there...
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Old 01-27-2005, 07:14 PM   #13
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There is a thought. Matt is smarter than he looks. I am putting rubber line all the way when i remount my mine.
I wanted to do that, but none of the hardware that came with the autometer gauge would work with the vacuum hose I bought. edit: The length for the plastic hose is like 3" just long enough to connect to the gauge.

I look dumb to keep people from asking me for help all the time...
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Old 01-27-2005, 07:21 PM   #14
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I wanted to do that, but none of the hardware that came with the autometer gauge would work with the vacuum hose I bought. edit: The length for the plastic hose is like 3" just long enough to connect to the gauge.

I look dumb to keep people from asking me for help all the time...

I found an adapter at Home Depot that lets you to go from the threads on the gauge to the rubber hose
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Old 01-27-2005, 07:25 PM   #15
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Go get a NPT fitting for the back of the gauge from a hardware store. Then you can use the hose all the way.
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Old 01-27-2005, 07:35 PM   #16
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Go get a NPT fitting for the back of the gauge from a hardware store. Then you can use the hose all the way.
Dude, do you realize how anti-lazy that is?
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