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This is a discussion on autometer boost guage within the Interior Mods forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I heard that they are always off by 1 to 2 psi. Is this true or what?...

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    autometer boost guage

    I heard that they are always off by 1 to 2 psi. Is this true or what?

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    good question.

    mine seems to be off by about 1-2 psi. when it shows 14 i think im actually running 15 or more. oh well... at least its consistent

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    That sucks I just purchased one.

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    don't worry. they're still good gauges. but you do get what you pay for. autometers cost 50, while greddys and defi guages cost some 200-300 per gauge.

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    I heard that if you use a regular hose (using a 1/8 npt adapter on the
    gauge) instead of the tiny nylon hose, the gauge works better. I
    found this on i-club thread awhile back. They claim the small nylon
    hose does not let enough boost to hit the gauge. Make sense since
    the FBC uses 3 restrictors to regulate the boost and bleeds.

    I did plenty research before I got my rex and started the mods
    What mods, dude this baby is stock
    2002 Platinum Silver 5spd sedan.

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    I got one and nothings off or wrong with it.
    "They came they saw they lost"

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    mine seems to be pretty accurate. If your'e insecure about your boost then adjust your MBC on your friends' car who has a Greddy gauge or wahtever and then see if there's a difference.
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    Tim, you say that you have a oost controller in your signature. What is that? Where can I get one? J/K. you gotta fix that.

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    I installed My autometer boost gauge this weekend. the installation was easy. I went to pep boys and manufactured the t connector of 1/4, 1/4 and 1/8. After the installation I notice that my boost gauge was off by 2 psi. I removed the 1/8 compressor nut and noticed that the compression sleeve or ferrule was pinching the 1/8 tube. replaced it with a new one and the gauge now reads the correct psi.
    Last edited by Drod; 05-13-2002 at 07:35 AM.

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    Drod,

    So what readings are you getting now from your gauge?

    Also where does your needle sit when the car is off?

    I've got an Aussie MY02 Wagon. I get the following:
    Car off 1Hg Vaccum ie needle to left of 0 box.
    Idle 19-20Hg Vacuum
    Decel 24Hg Vacuum

    1st Gear 9psi going upto 12 at higher rpm
    2nd Gear 12-13psi
    3rd 12-13psi
    4th 12-13psi
    5th 15peak down to 12-13 psi.

    Cheers
    Antony

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