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Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:47 pm 
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hey, i have a BA MkII turbo ute and i just purchased a 3 gauge pod, i was thinning of getting a boost gauge and oil pressure gauge but i m unsure on what other gauge i should get? which wouldn't be a waste, any suggestions??? thanks guys
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Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:00 pm 
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oil Temp - when flogging the turbos they have been known to heat up a bit, dont wanna go burning your oil too much!

there's no real point in getten an Air Fuel Ratio guage unless you have a wide band O2 sensor..

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:04 pm 
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thanks man, which one do you reckon is more important oil pressure and oil temperature? any other gauges u can think of that would b handy to have?
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Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:12 pm 
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you have a turbo yeah? BOOOOOOOST guage! always fun to watch! just not when it over boosts ( , but then thats why you get it!

I only have 2, boost & oil pressure, but if i was to get a third it'd be oil temp..

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:14 pm 
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i might get boost, oil pressure and oil temp, thanks for ur help man, btw i love ur car, where u get all ur work done, in mel???
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Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:40 pm 
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Well all the work done to my car wasnt at the one place..

Valve springs got done at Nizpro

Auto was done at Bayswater Automatics

Front half of the exhaust (turbo to end of cat converter) was done by Ace Exhaust's in Ringwood. I did it from the cat back.

I installed the Process West intercooler and under battery pipe, trans oil cooler, and guages.

the rest was installed by Danny (AKA Headsex on fordxr6turbo.com)
he did;
installed 12psi actuator and ported the wastegate
seimans 60lb injectors
in-tank walbro fuel pump

Headsex also tuned it. hopefully getten a retune very soon because the dump pipe and 3.5" cat only just got installed, so hoping for around 320rwkw!

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:49 pm 
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awsum figure man, what about a water temperature gauge? waste u reckon or???
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Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:18 pm 
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awsum figure man, what about a water temperature gauge? waste u reckon or???

haha ya should've seen my reaction when it didnt pull 300rwkw at the Ford Mods dyno day last year, wasnt happy! I just wanna get over that magic 300rwkw mark then i'll stop modding!

I dont see the point, you already have a water temp guage on your dash cluster, in my opinion it's kinda like getten a monster tacho when you already have a perfectly fine tacho in your dash....
But thats just my opinion anyway..

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:19 pm 
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Personally if your standard gauge is working like it is supposed to then I rate them almost in the same league as after-market fuel level gauges. Pure wank factor.
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Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 4:23 pm 
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yeah i want over 300rwkw then would b happy, well i say that now but when i hav 300rwkw i will want more lol, yeah i reckon i will just get boost, oil temperature and oil pressure. should look awsum sitting up on the dash :D
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Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:11 am 
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GT-01 wrote:
thanks man, which one do you reckon is more important oil pressure and oil temperature? any other gauges u can think of that would b handy to have?


I'd have (and do) oil temp and oil pressure.*

The only other option I'd consider is water temp (the factory gauge in the cluster is rather insensitive)


*FWIW FPV put a oil pressure and boost gauge in the F6's. GT's get oil temp and oil pressure

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:27 pm 
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thanks data_mine, looks like boost,oil pressure and oil temperature are the go, thanks guys great help
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