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    Default Temporary boost gauge

    Evening.

    Will be fitting a boost gauge to the car in the next week or so but only as a temporary thing to test some things out. Don't want a permanent install so I'm just going to pick up a mechanical one. Question is, what's the best way to connect it up and keep it removable? I've got a full silicone hose set on the car which is great (means I've got the odd spare hose) so if I was to drill a small hole in the old hose going to the throttle body, I could tap into there for boost and just replace it with my silicone one with no holes in when I'm done. What would be the best way of getting a connector in the pipe though? Not sure on that bit!

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    Doesn't matter! Found this on the bay of E.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tdi-diesel...00382346324%26

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    Thats what am using mate its spot on
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    If it's just for testing purposes, how about a OBD adapter and phone app, cheap scan tool or similar. Saves mucking about getting pipework from the engine bay to the interior.

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    Paul, what size hose did you use to connect it up? I've picked up a cheap Autogauge mechanical gauge but I can't find any info on what size hose it takes. I've got a few metres of 5mm vac hose kicking round but I'm sure that'll be too big. What did you use?

    Mr Teapot - thought about it but it wouldn't be quick enough. Will be looking for boost spikes etc.

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    I used 3 mm mate was tight if i was gonna do it again i would use 4 and thats why i have mechanical to keep a eye on over boost and spike
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    Ordered some 4mm. Cheers. Cable ties if necessary!

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