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Just got the autometer gauge and cup for a dash mount, but I am wondering if anyone has pics of where to tap into BOV line. Is it under the intercooler?? Any help or pics would be great!
 

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OK, so I gather from this that the fuel pressure regulator line shows a boost reading?? I have an autometer gauge, so I was a bit confused on this point. If anyone has installed an autometer gauge for boost, does this work?? :confused:
 

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You're going to find that this is where most people have tapped theirs (myself included). I have the autometer ultralite 2 1/4" boost gauge. Both the OEM and the autometer are mechanical gauges, so yep, it will work. Someone wanna back me up or something?
 

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Thanks for the advice, I will hopefully have some numbers soon now!:)
 

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OK, im sure i sound like a moron now, but I have never touched a turboed engine. What size is the line to the fuel pressure regulator? I went to the shop and found a bunch of brass T-fittings, but i had no idea what size to get, and the guys at the shop didnt know squat..........Just thought i would ask someone who has done it before. thanks again
 

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dcraw6782 said:
OK, im sure i sound like a moron now, but I have never touched a turboed engine. What size is the line to the fuel pressure regulator? I went to the shop and found a bunch of brass T-fittings, but i had no idea what size to get, and the guys at the shop didnt know squat..........Just thought i would ask someone who has done it before. thanks again
Man dont tap the FPR...It is way too hard to get at....

What people refer to as the FPR is not actually the FPR but the Purge Valve. The FPR is a very short hose under the intake (left side of car when you pop the hood)

Tap it at the BOV or at the front of the manifold. It will take you all of 15 mins tops. On my car I have tried tapping at BOV, FPR and Manifold and got the exact same readings at all spots.

I have pics and can show you if your after them.

I have an autometer guage mounted on the steering column and it works great.

Michael
 

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Any pics would be great, as like I said, I have never touched a turboed engine, and I want to do this right the first time. Also, I was wondering where you could tap a wire that will let you fade the gauge the same as the others with the dash dimmer? Anyone know which fuse that is??:confused:
 

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In that link I gave you, they are actually tapping in at the BOV. To let you dim your gauges lights with your dash light dimming switch, tap into the plug that's shown in the link I gave you. Your lights will dim using that one (the one that comes off the back of the stereo).
 

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i just installed my gauge last week.

tap the fuel pressure regulator. it's not that hard to tap and tee.

for the dimming illumination, behind the stereo (pop off the dash face, real easy) there are 6 screws, pull out the unit, and there is a plug into the back of the stereo witha loose end. plug into the loose end, no need to disconnect anything. piece of cake.

dR
 

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My autometer tap point:

Also. Tap the light as per the previous post. I removed the stereo facia and actually tapped 2 lines to the light for the cig lighter. That is a dimming light...works perfect also.
 

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MichaelWRX - thanks a lot for the pics, and to wrxinthehouse too - got the boost gauge installed, and it looks great. I am getting reading of about 15mmHg vacume at idle, and by third gear, i max out at about 13psi of boost. Thanks for all your help, now its on to the uppipe and EBC!:D
 

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Sounds like my readings. Congrats on the install. Your order of mods sounds like mine except I've had a MBC (just no gauge) and uppipe gets ordered in a couple of weeks.
 

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Anyone have any suggestions what mod I should do next?? I was thinking a CAI or maybe a downpipe? Will a CAI really do that much for me?:confused:
 
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