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Old 09-28-2005, 07:04 PM   #1
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My car is currently equipped with OEM single boost gauge with T connector. When I opened up the package, this is what saw. Do I just connect this black tubing into the existing T connector for the boost gauge? What's the purpose of this golden thing in the photo? Existing boost gauge tubing doesn't have such thing. Also, where does this temp. sensor bolt goes into? Anyone knows?

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Old 09-28-2005, 07:49 PM   #2
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Does above temp sensor bolt directly replace oil pan drain plug?
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Old 09-28-2005, 08:16 PM   #3
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Does above temp sensor bolt directly replace oil pan drain plug?
Assuming that it is an oil temp sensor, yes.
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Old 09-28-2005, 08:21 PM   #4
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I have a feeling that seller did not include "T" connector as shown below. Seller said he removed it from STi. Is the installation method different bet/ WRX and STi? OR seller forgot to include "T" connector (item #11)?


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Old 09-28-2005, 08:35 PM   #5
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I'm not sure... what do the instructions say that harness is used for?
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Old 09-28-2005, 08:39 PM   #6
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I'm not talking about harness which is circled in RED above. I just took this picture from someone's post. I am referring to item #11, which is a 3 way joint.
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Old 09-28-2005, 08:47 PM   #7
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Okay, just so we're on the same page here.... that T connector hooks into a vacuum line. One end of it goes off into a hose that you run straight into your boost guage. If you already have the single OEM boost guage, you already have the T connector, so just plug into that.

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The brass insert appears to be a restrictor to buffer and smooth out the readings of the gauge.

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Old 09-28-2005, 08:50 PM   #8
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Yes, that's why I am so confused. My existing OEM single boost gauge doesn't have such insert. I am planning to sell my existing single boost gauge so I need to have that "T" connector.
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Old 09-28-2005, 08:58 PM   #9
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You might be able to get that part from Subaru. Ask your local Subaru dealer parts guy. I doubt it would be expensive. It looks like any generic pneumatic hose T connector. You might even be able to find one from a pneumatic parts place online.

EDIT: Such as McMaster-Carr, aka the company that sells everything known to mankind.

Okay, my link didn't work. At the main page of http://www.mcmaster.com , click on "Hose Fittings and Couplings" under the "Pipe, Tubing, Hose and Fittings" Category. Once you're there, just scroll down to the bottom of the page, and you'll see the T connectors to the right.

Just measure the internal diameter of the hose, and you'll be all set.

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Old 09-28-2005, 10:21 PM   #10
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yeah, any decent hardware store or autoparts store carries those plastic hose connectors, it goes inline from the bypass valve on the intercooler and T's off for the boost guage. the tube goes inline between the T and boost guage.

You can get the "T" for a dollar or less.
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Old 09-28-2005, 10:53 PM   #11
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Anyone knows why there is this insert?

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Here is another problem. Above oil temp sensor needs to be sent into the engine bay. However, I don't know where to send it through. Does it go through the same hole that boost gauge tube goes through? Wirings are already installed into the gauge so I must send sensor from driver's side interior to an engine bay.
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Old 09-28-2005, 11:36 PM   #13
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Okay, just so we're on the same page here.... that T connector hooks into a vacuum line. One end of it goes off into a hose that you run straight into your boost guage. If you already have the single OEM boost guage, you already have the T connector, so just plug into that.

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The brass insert appears to be a restrictor to buffer and smooth out the readings of the gauge.
I am the seller, and your are 100% correct, thanks for helping
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Old 09-28-2005, 11:42 PM   #14
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Norris, thanks for posting here. Can you send me a "T" connector? I need the connector to install the gauge. Since I'm selling my existing gauge, I will need the one that came with the 3 gauge pack.

Also, how did you send oil temp line into the engine bay? did you send it through the same hole as boost gauge line?
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Old 09-29-2005, 12:07 AM   #15
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Anyone knows why there is this insert?


I just sold my stock boost gauge and was wondering the same thing, I dont remember exacatly what the instructions said it was but i think it had something to do with creating a smoother movement on the gauge kinda keeping the gauge from spiking too fast.
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BTW T fitting goes on that end of the tubing
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Norris, thanks for posting here. Can you send me a "T" connector? I need the connector to install the gauge. Since I'm selling my existing gauge, I will need the one that came with the 3 gauge pack.

Also, how did you send oil temp line into the engine bay? did you send it through the same hole as boost gauge line?
You send it through the rubber grommet above the driver's side footwell. I believe this is the same place the boost gauge goes through. Just make sure you dont pinch the boost gauge hose.
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Old 09-29-2005, 12:31 PM   #18
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I tried to reach the rubber grommet above the driver's side footwell. There is hardly any space in there. Only way possible is to run the wires from engine bay into the driver's side footwell. Is this the only way possible???
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this is the recommended way per the instruction manual supplied with the 3 guage kit. It is also probably the easiest. (wagman and I have installed this kit on my Baja) It is really not difficult at all.
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Hawk296, can you send me the instruction? I was able to send a wiring through the grommet. Is there a proper way to mount the sensor wire? Just don't want wires to melt due to incorrect installation. Thanks.
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Hawk296, can you send me the instruction? I was able to send a wiring through the grommet. Is there a proper way to mount the sensor wire? Just don't want wires to melt due to incorrect installation. Thanks.
Zip tie it to stuff that doesn't get hot.

The factory kit comes with a few stickyback cable clamps & zip ties.
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no scanner, but you route it behind the oil pan along the crossmember, up the drivers side to the battery area, along the battery cable then route it along right next to the hose for the boost guage. Make sure you dont route it along the fuel line. The kit came with self adhesive wiring tie downs and zip ties for routing. you may need to get some new ones.
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Hawk296, I'm referring to oil temp sensor. Not the boost gauge.
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Hawk296, I'm referring to oil temp sensor. Not the boost gauge.
so was I
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Ok, I installed everything. Last problem I see is that the oil temperature gauge needle is showing 150C at all times. When I connected the wire to the sensor, it was soaked in oil. Maybe it is causing such a high read out. I'll post a picture of install.
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