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 Post subject: boost gauge
Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 4:48 pm 
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have an issue. got myself a boost gauge for my ef 5L and not sure were there is a fitting to get boost from???? help anyone???
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Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:29 pm 
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anywhere where there is manifold vacuum/boost.. you can use a t piece from the blow off valve ,fuel reg vac line, canister purge vac line or on the vac line that runs from the manifold into the cab for heater controls...
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 Post subject: Re: boost gauge
Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:37 pm 
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sweet ill have a crack
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 Post subject: Re: boost gauge
Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:08 pm 
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i hooked it up with a tpiece to the vac lines just behind the manifold, but problem is i took it for a drive and it has vac but wen i put my foot down it wont go close then the '0' mark
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 Post subject: Re: boost gauge
Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:11 pm 
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i meant past the '0' mark
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 Post subject: Re: boost gauge
Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:32 pm 
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how hard were you reving it and how much throttle ??
your is supercharged isnt it??
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 Post subject: Re: boost gauge
Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:36 pm 
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the whole range, full half. yer its is
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 Post subject: Re: boost gauge
Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:36 pm 
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so... have the gauge fitted, light working, line threw the firewall sitiing there ready to b fitted. have found out that the line i have been trying to 't' up to (the fuel reg line) is corect but all im getting is vacuum and as soon as i put my foot down under load it goes up to '0' but no further :? i blew into the line and the gauge went up to 2 psi, so im quite sure theres nothing wrong with my gauge :evil:
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Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:41 pm 
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thats strange... obviously its making boost?
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Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:41 pm 
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There isn't a one way valve connected to that line before your gauge is there?
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Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:47 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
thats strange... obviously its making boost?

i hope haha, yer its been on dyno making bout 6psi

Dansedgli wrote:
There isn't a one way valve connected to that line before your gauge is there?

not sure exactly what u mean but on the one im tryin it comes straight of a metal pipe the a t piece with the boost line coming off and the other one straight to the top of the fuel reg
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Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:50 pm 
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Dansedgli wrote:
There isn't a one way valve connected to that line before your gauge is there?


If it's anything like the vac line that was hooked up to my fuel reg, it has a one way valve. You would be best to hook it straight up to the manifold.

 

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 Post subject: Re: boost gauge
Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:38 pm 
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took car to mechanic as he is fitting my fuel regulator and bigger pump next week, and so he hooked up his gauge and theres no boost in the manifold :evil: rang bpt and he thinks there is something mechanically wrong with the blower. so all now to do is get a hold of Raptor and get it checked out!
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Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:49 pm 
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can you here the blower whistle/whine??
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Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:51 pm 
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yer i can here the whine
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