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    Don't get an autometer boost gauge

    After installing the boost gauge a while back, I was getting about 14-15 psi under WOT which can't be right. I was using the stock boost control at the time.

    Now I have a UTEC and in the logger the boost gauge always reads 1.5 psi more than the logger would posted.

    The autometer sport comp seems to be very inaccurate.
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    I have the same gauge and have the opposite problem. I was reading about 14-15 PSI catless on my stock boost gauge and now with the Autometer im only reading 11psi. It may be due to improper installation. Im bringing it to a local shop to see if they can fix this for me or determine if its just the guage. Ill post back when I get it figured out.

    Edit: I think this should be in the cockpit/cabin forum.

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    I have been waiting to post this pic. And this has happened to 2 of my Autometer Carbon Fiber Boost Gauges. As soon as the one on my car bites the dust, I will actually buy some Omori gauges.
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    that pic made me laugh
    Last edited by ilivas; 04-12-2004 at 11:19 PM.
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    Armed with a rotated Precision 6265 turbo at 35psi and a built 2.5 liter.

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    Originally posted by KurleeDaddeeWRX
    I have been waiting to post this pic. And this has happened to 2 of my Autometer Carbon Fiber Boost Gauges. As soon as the one on my car bites the dust, I will actually buy some Omori gauges.
    Oh god, that'll probably happen to mine soon. Defi BF here I come.
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    I think I'm goin for the Defi gauges too.
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    Armed with a rotated Precision 6265 turbo at 35psi and a built 2.5 liter.

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    And it is the god honest truth. I bought my first boost gauge, and within 4 months, the dial fell off. I bought another from Summit Racing, and sent the broken one back to Autometer. Autometer sent me a brand new one, and within another month, the one I bought from Summit Racing broke the same way, with the dial falling off. So I sent the broken one back to Summit Racing, and they refunded my money. I have the first repaired Autometer on my car still, and it seems work fine. But once it goes, I am going with Omori's.

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    Kurlee,
    Did you have any issues with the gauge not reading boost correct?

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    Installation is a big factor in the way the guage reports pressure. Leaks being the most common problem. You have to get the ferrule on there just right and crank it down good. I even used some pipe dope in there to make the seal even tighter. Even the type of hose you run to your boost gauge will affect the response and reading.
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    That's why I went with the GReddy gauges.
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    i have the cf autometer one, and no problems. but i use the DTT to monitor boost for the most part anyways.
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    well, I remember that there was a post on scoobymods about changing the size of hose to correct irregularities on manual boost gauges. As for me, I went with a Greddy electronic (the one with the warning light and memory) and am now glad I spent the extra $$ I love the gauge.
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    20K miles I've driven that car. with all AutoMeter gauges. never a problem... The boost reading is dead on.


    EDIT : thought i want the DEFI's and probably will replacement, 'cause I like the look of those better. I also hear they're pretty accurate too.
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    i installed my Omori Mechanical Boost Gauge last saturday and i love it accept it reads about 13PSI in all 5 gears under WOT. Isn't supposed to be around 9PSI in 1st and 2nd??? Other than that, it's awesome.
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    Yea if you're stock your statement should be accurate or pretty close. Typically first gear wont allow you time to build full boost of 13-14 psi.

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