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    Help installing Boost gauge and turbo timer

    Does anyone know how to install a boost gauge or turbo timer? Near moreno valley or know a shop were I could go to?

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    A boost gauge isn't too difficult. Tap the vacuum line going off the factory bypass valve for a boost reference, and tap power based on where you're installing it.

    Unless you have an aftermarket turbo that is only oil-cooled, a turbo timer isn't necessary, so I'd return/sell it for something else.
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    Guessing it's for an 05 STI...?

    Boost gauge is easy. You just T into the boost line going to the BPV, run the lines in through the grommet in the firewall under the steering column and dash...then you run the gauge power to the clock pod since it's such easy access and clearly colored wires.

    Turbo timer is pointless on our cars. Sell it and use the money elsewhere.
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    Sounds easy but I don't trust my self doing that electronic stuff..so I don't need a turbo timer at all? And how's it pointless on our cars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SubieSti05
    Sounds easy but I don't trust my self doing that electronic stuff..so I don't need a turbo timer at all? And how's it pointless on our cars?
    Coolant continues to flow to the turbo, cooling it down, after you shut the car off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    Coolant continues to flow to the turbo, cooling it down, after you shut the car off.
    But I don't knw if my turbo is a aftermarket or stock I bearly bought the car not to long ago or I doesn't matter I still don't need it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SubieSti05 View Post
    But I don't knw if my turbo is a aftermarket or stock I bearly bought the car not to long ago or I doesn't matter I still don't need it?
    Rarely would someone install an aftermarket turbo and not install a boost gauge. Unless gauges were removed, your turbo is likely stock. Also, rarely does one sell a car with an aftermarket turbo and not list it as a selling point. I suspect you'd know.
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    Plus, any of the aftermarket turbos run with the same oil/coolant lines that the stock turbo uses...so again, turbo timer is a moot point.
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    Well thanks..so I guess I don't need a turbo timer..but I still need help with a boost gauge

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    What sort of help?
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    Like help to install a boost gauge

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    Its really simple. Use the instructions mentioned above.

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    yea but I'm not good with electronics

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    Neither am I. Mostly self learned like most of us here. It isnt all that difficult. The max you will have to use is a multimeter. Otherwise everything else is plug & play.
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    It's easy as hell to install a boost guage. If you use fusetaps you can't screw anything up.
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