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BOOST GAUGE INSTALL

I am going to install a boost gauge on my truck this afternoon im not crazy about having to drill my turbo housing can I install vacuum fitting on pipe connected to the turbo?
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You should remove, drill & tap, and reinstall the intake elbow then you can hook the gauge up to that. That is the best way to install a boost gauge.

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yea just drill the intake elbow....but be sure to take it off....and clean it out after ur done.....dont want to get shavings in the turbo
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Ummm.........Why not just put a T in the MAP line?

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Make sure you run a strong magnet through it if you don't completely take the elbow off.


Or get an AIH delete threaded bolt from rifraf.

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Make sure you run a strong magnet through it if you don't completely take the elbow off.
Isn't the elbow aluminum? A magnet won't do any good.

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Isn't the elbow aluminum? A magnet won't do any good.

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Mine wasn't. Though it's a 7.3. Plus the previous owner of my truck liked to play "mad scientist"

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Ummm.........Why not just put a T in the MAP line?
The elbow is more accurate, and sometimes when you "T" off the MAP it can cause the gauge needle to flutter, may not happen right after install, but over time it can develop a flutter.

The 6.0 elbow is aluminum.

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Thanks guys installed last weekend drill and tapped elbow once I removed it from the engine. Pretty easy task
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