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Old 03-19-2003, 04:23 PM   #1
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Default gauge install hardware?

this is going to be my first gauge install and i want to be sure i have everything i need before i begin the install. i will be installing omori 52mm electric boost and oil pressure gauges.

i read str8out's thread on scoobymods.com and i can see i will need:

a very long allen key, what size?
a crow's foot wrench, what size?
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what remaining items will i need? do the gauges come with all hoses, senders, taps clamps etc? if not can someone provide a detailed list?

much appreciated.

[edit: added threadlocker to the list]
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Old 03-19-2003, 05:54 PM   #2
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Where are you tapping oil pressure? If at the factory bung under the intercooler, you need the factory tapped bung.

You will also need to mount the senders in the engine bay. I don't recall what came with the units; but I ended up using some other screws, etc to mount my boost sender.

Where are you installing the gauges and where are you tapping switched power and illumination?

Here's a list of things you will need that I can think of off the top of my head.

The correct T to tap vacuum-- the one that comes with the Omoris is not the right one for Subies. Same thing if you are going to get pressure at the drain plug. Do a search for the part numbers.

Utility knife to cut vacuum line and to slit firewall grommet.

Zip ties, heat shrink tube, fuse taps or vampire taps, ring or spade terminals, solder, etc. (you get the idea). I fabricated a wire harness for the gauges with snap connectors.
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Old 03-19-2003, 06:51 PM   #3
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I agree with mhbrown. I have the Omori gauges as well. Here's a couple pictures of the plug you will need (I found them from a previous post a few months ago):



mhbrown is right about the "Y" adapter supplied with the boost gauge......it's way too small. However, GReddy (made by Omori apparently) has different sizes available and they contain the same orifice. I mention GReddy since Omori accessories may be harder to get a hold of. I lucked out and got an adapter from Ryan @ Irvine Subaru. It didn't have the restrictor so I bought an inline adapter @ Auto Zone for the hose going to the sensor. btw, I noticed no difference in gauge readings with or without the restrictor.

I don't recall the size of the crow's foot adapter. You could always buy that last. Once you buy the plug, just take it with you to the store to check the size. Believe it or not, I was able to install the plug and hose without the removal of the intercooler. It wasn't easy but my hand did fit. I'll try to help with any other questions you might have as I'm sure others will. Good Luck.

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Old 03-20-2003, 10:43 AM   #4
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great info, thanks fellas!
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Old 03-22-2003, 01:09 AM   #5
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The crowfeet size is 17mm. I got mine at Sears since they sell them individually, plus I like Craftsman tools. All the automobile places were selling crowfeet in sets 9 diff sizes.

Plus, to reach down there, you really should get a 2 feet (or about) extension to your ratchet wrench. I know many who have done fine without it but that extension has saved my hands half a dozen times from getting ripped up against all those parts.

Remember to place the thread sealer on all the threads, even the one on the oil pressure sensor BUT leave the end of the thread free from the sealer. Notice how the Subaru galley plug does not have sealer on the last couple of threads.

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Old 03-23-2003, 04:56 PM   #6
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Hey Thaison, any chance you have a pic of where you mounted the senders, mainly the one for boost?

I'm preparing to do this when my gauges get here and wanted to have an idea of where everything goes.

I think the oil pressure sending unit should fit okay by the strut tower like STR8OUT had in his directions but where's a good place for the Boost sender.

Another question, where did you end up tapping for power and lighting, I was thinking of using the plug behind the radio for lighting but I'm not sure if it's the best place. Thanks-James
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Old 03-23-2003, 08:41 PM   #7
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Hey James,
I mounted my boost sensor on the driver's side strut tower and the oil pressure sensor on the passenger side. The picture of the oil pressure sensor is attached I used heavy duty double back tape instead of drilling. Just apply professional electrical tape on top to secure the whole thing.

As for the power, since I installed the center pod, I just tapped the clock wiring for power and ground.
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Old 03-23-2003, 09:01 PM   #8
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Great thanks Thaison that helps alot, I think I'll see where you mounted it on the drivers side once I get in there. I'll take a few pics when I get them in. Thanks again-James
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Old 03-24-2003, 07:26 AM   #9
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thanks thiason. i track my gauges daily thanks to the tracking number they provided and these pics help alot. top notch business you are running!
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