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Old 11-20-2003, 11:05 AM   #1
whittleman
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Default Autometer Boost gauge and Cup

I installed my Autometer boost gauge last night and am really happy with it. I did a lot of research and just ended up frustrated- too many opinions and experiences to nail anything down.

The gauge was 'zero'd', so one complaint I've heard didn't apply to me (some say their Autometer guage reads boost or vacuum when the engine is off).

The guage came with everything but the 'T' fitting, so I used one I had that had 1/4 barbs all around. I attached an 1/8 vacuum line I had to the fitting, then fed the nylon tube that comes with the gauge into the line and secured with a zip tie. I found it easies to feed the tube through the firewall from inside the car using the grommet below the brake and clutch.

The Autometer comes with a 90 degree elbow that I used so there wouldn't be a crimp in the line. There may a better way to run the tube that doesn't require this. I dunno, but this worked fine for me.

I also used the Autometer cup. It is very stout and works well. A great cup for only like $13.

I'm very happy, one day in, with my whole setup. Oh, to complete my post, I hooked up the power by grounding to the screw that holds the hood-opener and attached the power by pulling the fuse for the illumination (fuse 12), placing the wire into the slot, then replacing the fuse. Works great.

There is alot of info on these boards on this, but maybe somebody will stumble onto this during a search and find it helpful. Or maybe I'm just taking up space.
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Old 11-21-2003, 02:55 PM   #2
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Great review. In fact I just ordered the same set-up, and can't wait to install it
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Old 11-23-2003, 08:09 PM   #3
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You should trim the studs on the back of the gauge. They got pushed in by my cup and broke my boost gauge. Since my gauge came installed in the cup I think it's being fixed or replaced under warranty, but it kinda sucked when my boost gauge just stuck at 10psi
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Old 11-23-2003, 11:01 PM   #4
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Yeah whittleman helped me install my gauge yesterday. We did trim the studs on the back of the gaugel. Ours came separate from the cup, so we were able to trim them. Thanks for the info though, mine seems to be working great so far
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