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Old 10-20-2003, 09:43 AM   #1
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I am new to this forum and I was wondering if you can use an Autometer vacuum/boost gauge to read the vacuum pressure in my engine while driving. I have a NA 98 Legacy GT sedan. I was looking in my Haynes manual and they describe a vacuum test as being a cheap and easy way to check the functioning of the valves and other engine components. I know that the phase 1 block that I have is prone to headgasket failures and a vacuum test can reveal a leaky headgasket if it is read right. I have an Autometer air/fuel ratio gauge in my GT right now but honestly it is useless unless I can adjust the ratio with an s-afc(which I don't care to have). Will this vacuum/boost gauge be a good gauge to have or is there a better gauge to use to monitor engine vitals? I was thinking water temp gauge but my GT already has a stock op.temp gauge. Any suggestions?
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Old 10-20-2003, 02:11 PM   #2
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A Vaccum/Boost gauge will be a nice thing to have and may give you a little bit of indication if your Head Gaskets are failing. A compression tester would be a much better investment if your looking at monitoring your head gaskets.
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Oh Yeah. Why do you care to not have an SAFC?
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Old 10-20-2003, 03:52 PM   #4
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Unless you have FI you don't need a vac/boost gauge. You should just run a vacuum gauge. It's probably cheaper too.
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Old 10-20-2003, 11:12 PM   #5
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Thank's for the response and I am going to go with a regular Autometer vacuum gauge. Can someone tell me if any of the dual guage pods that fit on the window pillar fit our 98 Legacy GTs?
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Old 10-21-2003, 08:39 AM   #6
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I was told the Impreza Dual pillar pod will fit our cars.

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http://store.summitracing.com/partde...rt=ATM%2D20590

$27.95 - Summit Racing

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