User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Temporary boost gauge

  1. #1
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Wirral
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra

    Trim : Design

    Engine : 1.9CDTi

    Year : 2005

    Mileage : Lots

    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!

    Cheers.

  2. #2
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Wirral
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra

    Trim : Design

    Engine : 1.9CDTi

    Year : 2005

    Mileage : Lots

    Default

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

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

  3. #3
    North West Regional Organiser paulvectrac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    morecambe
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    48 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : vectra

    Trim : vxr

    Engine : 2.8 v6 turbo

    Year : 2007

    Default

    Thats what am using mate its spot on

  4. #4
    Regular Member Teapot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    woodbridge, suffolk
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    150 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Signum

    Trim : Design+

    Engine : 1.9 CDTI 150

    Year : 2007

    Mileage : 101000

    Default

    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.

  5. #5
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Wirral
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra

    Trim : Design

    Engine : 1.9CDTi

    Year : 2005

    Mileage : Lots

    Default

    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.

  6. #6
    North West Regional Organiser paulvectrac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    morecambe
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    48 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : vectra

    Trim : vxr

    Engine : 2.8 v6 turbo

    Year : 2007

    Default

    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

  7. #7
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Wirral
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra

    Trim : Design

    Engine : 1.9CDTi

    Year : 2005

    Mileage : Lots

    Default

    Ordered some 4mm. Cheers. Cable ties if necessary!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. boost gauge
    By Swedge in forum Engine & Drivetrain
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 15th November 2012, 00:53
  2. boost gauge
    By marc vectra sri in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 24th March 2012, 12:25

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •