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    Default Boost gauge finally fitted

    I've had a Maptun boost gauge sitting around for ages and hadn't got round to buying a pod to mount it in, so a quick Ebay hunt around last week and I ordered one I liked the look of. It arrived at the weekend so today's job was to get this fitted.

    Initially I connected the hose up to the wrong side of the vacuum solenoid and got really weird readings off the gauge when I first tested it, but soon realised my mistake and a quick swap over and replace a small piece of hose that I'd cut in half to fit it to the first time and all was well with it.

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    Also confirmed my suspicions that I've had for a while that my wiper mechanism is worn on the splines as the arms had shifted. It looks like it's been running not quite tightened down properly for a while and has worn it out. But it looks as though the joints are about to die on it anyway so time for a new mechanism and arms I guess
    Last edited by Ian-Highlander; 9th May 2011 at 20:37.
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    looks nice fitted well done


    is the Mrs Happy with the wheels and tyres in the lounge?

    hope she turns them over every once in a while lol

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    looks very nice and tidy, you got a link for the one you got off ebay? also any pictures of where about you connected it up? Wouldn't mind giving this a go

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    Quote Originally Posted by markj23 View Post
    looks nice fitted well done


    is the Mrs Happy with the wheels and tyres in the lounge?

    hope she turns them over every once in a while lol
    Lol, it's more frustrating for me, she's not bothered by it (as long as they're not there long term), but for me having the 19" VXR wheels sat here and four brand new tyres for them and not being able to use them yet (because one's got a crack in it and I'm trying to source a replacement as I don't want to run on a cracked wheel).

    There's also brake discs & pads, brake fluid (in a bottle), a silicon hose and aluminium pipe to extend one of my water pipes, yellow hammerite spray cans and a few other bits sat around in the living room and that's not mentioning the 314mm brakes that are currently split into 6 bits, paint stripped off half of them and half painted other ones all sitting on the dining room table.

    I do love my missus, she puts up with so much crap from me lol
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    Very neat install.

    Gazza4

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    Quote Originally Posted by benholden2010 View Post
    looks very nice and tidy, you got a link for the one you got off ebay? also any pictures of where about you connected it up? Wouldn't mind giving this a go
    This is the pod I bought. Comes with several different fittings you can use.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Vumaxx-Black-5...item25639179fc

    Connecting it up is simple, under the black plastic engine cover at the front of the engine, you'll find a solenoid with three rubber vacuum hoses connected to it, the one furthest back that connects directly into the manifold, you split that one and put the T-piece in there, I'll take a pic tomorrow if I remember but it's straight forward
    "Doing a good job here is like wetting your pants in a dark suit, you get a warm feeling but nobody else notices"
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    lol I think she loves you more

    If I had that in my lounge mine would have a thread running "WHAT'S IN THE BOX" and yep It would be me lol

    sorry to hijack

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    Quote Originally Posted by markj23 View Post
    lol I think she loves you more

    If I had that in my lounge mine would have a thread running "WHAT'S IN THE BOX" and yep It would be me lol

    sorry to hijack
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian-Highlander View Post
    This is the pod I bought. Comes with several different fittings you can use.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Vumaxx-Black-5...item25639179fc

    Connecting it up is simple, under the black plastic engine cover at the front of the engine, you'll find a solenoid with three rubber vacuum hoses connected to it, the one furthest back that connects directly into the manifold, you split that one and put the T-piece in there, I'll take a pic tomorrow if I remember but it's straight forward
    think i know where you mean, will have a look tomorrow but a picture would be appreciated if you could

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    Really like the boost gauge and pod, anychance of a link to the pod as I think this will be my next mod but haven't found a nice pod I like yet, also you got any videos of gauge

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