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Old 01-12-2002, 07:34 PM   #1
scoobi02
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I just installed an autometer boost gauge (mechanical) and I am reading a vacuum of about 14 at idle and the only time I see boost is when I get the engine spun up to 3000 + RPM's and then it is about only 5lbs. I connected it to the BOV hose as I have seen on this site with a brass T. I used a 6in vacuum hose and then an adapter so I could run the autometer nylon tube the rest of the way to the gauge. I tried a search and didn't find anything. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 01-12-2002, 08:08 PM   #2
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Sounds like their is something pinching your nylon hose probably... Cause the vac is too low and so it the boost.

After I installed my boost gauge I had the hose pinched completely off (ooops) and my gauge never moved off zero. Just check your hose to your gauge, unless you feel like there might be a leak at the T. Did you use teflon tape on the brass parts? I dunno, just some things to look at. I connected my boost gauge at the same place and I see 20 vac and 14 boost.
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