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    Default PLEASE HELP fitting boost gauge

    Im about ready to either give up or throw this effing boost gauge in the river,

    Ive searched all over for a how to on fitting a boost gauge to a 2.2 dti vectra c and in over a week of solid searching ive found nothing.



    can it be done or what or am i flogging a dead horse

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    never mind ive given up if its this much trouble its really not worth it

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    I don't see why not. I presume you just need to tap into the Boost pipe? You can get T pieces from most silicone hose suppliers.

    And chill out a bit mate, its nearly 1 in the morning. When the guys who know what they are talking about see your thread they will help you out. Just bump it when the forum is full, about 7pm is a good time. HTH

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    Hi Craig it is possible to fit don't give up here is mine ok I know mine is a 1.9 CDTi but the princible is still the same the pipe work is on page two HTH!! http://forum.vectra-c.com/showthread...t+gauge&page=2
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    thanks I dont know much about diesels and tbh a friend who moved away used to do all this kind of stuff for me, which is the boost pipe I realised what i was doing wrong I was taking it from vac on actuator but this never gave boost just vac,

    Am I right in saying the cross over pipe or am i still wrong

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    I had a boost gage on my 2.2dti until the pipe broke, you best tapping into the pipe on the right of the engine going into the throttle body. I suggest to replace it with a metal pipe and drill a hole small enough for the t piece to go in then seal it from leaks on the outside or if you have screw fitments like mine the you can screw it on, i would also suggest to seal it again. HTH

    EDIT: Tap into the circled pipe
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    ok thanks will have another go today. think my mrs thinks ive left her haha its took me so long for a "simple" task.
    I might take a quick pic and post it just to confirm before i cut or drill anything.

    Ive had bad luck this week a lorry hit my house yesterday (not serious) but as you can see someone or something is out to get me lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by rushy View Post
    I don't see why not. I presume you just need to tap into the Boost pipe? You can get T pieces from most silicone hose suppliers.

    And chill out a bit mate, its nearly 1 in the morning. When the guys who know what they are talking about see your thread they will help you out. Just bump it when the forum is full, about 7pm is a good time. HTH

    sorry but the time is a give away on how much id "spat my dummy out" with it haha

    see im reading alot of conflicting things and its just confusing me, boost makes sense as now i know i cant have vac working. just if im tapping into the big pipe to the right why do i need a "T" surely just a nipple would work?

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    The big black one that your pointing to. thats the one but i wouldnt go poking holes in it without reinforceing somehow. get a small length of metal pipe (i think 2" diammeter) and drill holes in that. on the silicone pipe as it runs boost you may split the pipe. you may be alright if you poke a tiny hole and squeeze the t piece through but that black pipe alone is over £100 if it needs replacing. thats why i got a metal one HTH

    PS. You need to clean your engine bay lol

    EDIT: doesnt matter if you use a t or a nipple as long as its in tight and secure
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    thanks dan, yeah engine bay is a state i went down a farmers field to play with fireworks plus its TOO COLD to be gunking it. im still waiting for summer lol

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