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Turbo gauge assortment
« on: April 01, 2015, 11:30:24 AM »
I'm wondering about my gauge selection for a turbo motor.This my first turbo, and my daily driver. I do love gauges, so any excuse to put one in, works for me. But I don't know which ones to start with, the must haves. I have just about every other gauge you can run, so mostly just turbo specific gauge recommendation s.
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Re: Turbo gauge assortment
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2015, 11:56:45 AM »
BOOST GAUGE AND OIL TEMP GAUGE PROBABLY WOULDNT HURT TO HAVE

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Re: Turbo gauge assortment
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2015, 04:51:23 PM »
Hey Pinto,


The car should have a wideband O2 sensor & guage.

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Re: Turbo gauge assortment
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2015, 12:11:02 AM »


With this, and the heater control move, I have room for 6 more 2" gauges. Is that enough?!.
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Re: Turbo gauge assortment
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2015, 02:30:54 PM »
 The aftermarket gauges a turbo Pinto should have IMO are the gauges every car should have: oil pressure and water temp. You have the space though, so put whatever you want in there beyond that.

Boost gauges are fun to watch, but not that important if boost is stock or fixed.

Stock 2.3Ts have an oil cooler sandwiched between the block and filter, so oil temp is not likely to reach concerning  levels.
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Re: Turbo gauge assortment
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2015, 05:32:59 PM »
The aftermarket gauges a turbo Pinto should have IMO are the gauges every car should have: oil pressure and water temp. You have the space though, so put whatever you want in there beyond that.

Boost gauges are fun to watch, but not that important if boost is stock or fixed.

Stock 2.3Ts have an oil cooler sandwiched between the block and filter, so oil temp is not likely to reach concerning  levels.

I have a total of eight spots for gauges. So after the 5, including tach, I have 3 spaces to fill. The boost/oil temp/o2 gauges should fill out perfectly.

All my friends are hooked on upset birds, digital mustaches and other useless technological crack. I like gauges and motor oil under my figernails.
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Re: Turbo gauge assortment
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2015, 07:30:25 PM »
useless technological crack

That's an excellent name for it! Expensive, consuming, and short-lived enjoyment....a ll 'features' of consumer electronics.  :o
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Re: Turbo gauge assortment
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2015, 05:54:50 AM »
Wideband, Boost, Oil Pressure, Water temp, Volt,  Fuel pressure is always nice to have just make sure its electric not mechanical don't want fuel inside.
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