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This is a discussion on Don't get an autometer boost gauge within the Interior Mods forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Oh btw, where is a good place to find those Omori guages, I've never heard of them before. Para...

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    Oh btw, where is a good place to find those Omori guages, I've never heard of them before.

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    Also, when my car is ideling, my vac is at like 16, I believe it should be at about 19 or 20, so im sure I have a problem with the install.
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    I think it's installed correctly because it reads TOO much boost.
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    Originally posted by ilivas
    I think it's installed correctly because it reads TOO much boost.
    Did you do the map calibration for the UTEC? I live at sea level so it was not neccessary. What altitude are you at?
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    Originally posted by Dream
    Kurlee,
    Did you have any issues with the gauge not reading boost correct?
    Not until the dial fell off. LOL!!!!

    Yes, the boost gauge would never go back to zero after the car was turned off. The dial would always sit a little under zero. And then, on my way to work one morning, I was under boost in a straightaway at WOT, I look down and I see the dail fall off. I was like W T F ??? Needless to say, I will NEVER buy Autometer gauges EVER again for any car I ever drive. And like I wrote above, this happened to 2 seperate Autometer Boost gauges I had, not just one incident.

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    probably about 800 feet above sea level. How do I calibrate the map on the utec?
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    Originally posted by ilivas
    probably about 800 feet above sea level. How do I calibrate the map on the utec?
    Just to be clear I'm referring to the map (manifold absolute pressure or something) sensor. Its in the TXS UTEC manual I believe. Should be a couple of threads around too. I dont know if 800 feet is enough to throw it off, maybe.
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    Ahh the battles of ghetto gauges. i just installed my top of the line jcwhitney boost gauge ($17)

    Ive got the 4eat. Ive seen it peak at 14psi for a second but normally always around 13 then decreases further into the gear. Makes me wonder if i got a boost issue or the gauge is just crap?

    It sits on zero. But went i just start the car and let it idle the needle bounces really fast back and forth between 19 and 20 vac. And when i floor it and boost builds it makes a rattle noise. Whats a good 52MM Mechanical Boost gauge replacement? This thing works but its just wierding me out with its quirks.

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    Originally posted by skyjock41
    Ahh the battles of ghetto gauges. i just installed my top of the line jcwhitney boost gauge ($17)

    Ive got the 4eat. Ive seen it peak at 14psi for a second but normally always around 13 then decreases further into the gear. Makes me wonder if i got a boost issue or the gauge is just crap?

    It sits on zero. But went i just start the car and let it idle the needle bounces really fast back and forth between 19 and 20 vac. And when i floor it and boost builds it makes a rattle noise. Whats a good 52MM Mechanical Boost gauge replacement? This thing works but its just wierding me out with its quirks.
    My VDO makes that rattle noise also.

    You need a restrictor in the T-fitting for the line that goes to the boost gauge

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    Originally posted by paragonwrx
    Oh btw, where is a good place to find those Omori guages, I've never heard of them before.

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    I got mine from J-Spec Tuning.

    http://j-spectuning.com/omorimain.htm

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    Thanks for the info Racenut.

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    I have the CF Autometer Boost/Vac gauge as well. I ditched the stock nylon line and fittings and went with 1/8" vac line and brass barbed fittings. My only mods are gutted up and down pipes and I peak around 15 - 15.5 psi and then settles down to 14 - 14.5 psi. In 5th it peaks at 16!!! I don't know whether to believe it or not. I'm definitely getting some better gauges when the cash flow picks up along with many other goodies. The only reason I bought the Autometer is because I got it and the mounting cup for around $35 so I'm not too upset.

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    Hey racenut, Did you get mechanical or elec., and does the needle sit @ 0?
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    Originally posted by SOUTHPAW
    Hey racenut, Did you get mechanical or elec., and does the needle sit @ 0?
    Electric.

    When turned off, the needle drops to 30 whatever measurement that is vacuum... When the key is turned on, but no motor running, the needle sits at zero... start the car and of course it reads whatever boost/vac is sees.

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