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This is a discussion on Guage Intall Questions within the Interior Mods forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I just purchased two gauges for my '02 WRX. I got an Autometer Boost Gauge (4301) and an oil pressure ...

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    Gauge Intall Questions

    I just purchased two gauges for my '02 WRX. I got an Autometer Boost Gauge (4301) and an oil pressure gauge (4321). I plan on putting these on the A-Pillar. Where do I tap for the Boost gauge so that it reads boost and vacuum, and where can I tap for the oil pressure gauge?
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    You're going to get eaten alive over your spelling of the word "gauge"...LOL

    Just for future reference, do a search, this info is out there all over the place.

    With that, your boost gauge should tap into the small 1/2 inch (ish) line coming off the top side of your factory BPV.

    Your oil pressure gauge "should" be mounted in the same location as the factory..... right behind the alternator. However, without an EM, you may get a CEL.

    You can use a sandwich adapter... but they often leak. Greddy is better... Glowshift won't even fit your car (even though they advertise it will)

    Or you can tap into the port WAY under the intercooler, but I would not recommend it unless you are using an electrical gauge (which you are not), you will break the capillary tubing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninefourteener View Post

    Your oil pressure gauge "should" be mounted in the same location as the factory..... right behind the alternator. However, without an EM, you may get a CEL.
    what i did with my oil pressure gauge, is i took out the stock behind the alternator and put in a copper T fitting. so i could put the stock in and the gauge sending unit. it was a tight fit but i got it to work. it works perfectly and was a 3 dollar fitting
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    Yeah, typed that out a little to fast. LOL.

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