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Gauge Installation

Was wondering how involved things get when putting a gauge set in. Was thinking about a 3 gauge pillar mount...Egt, trans and boost. Been looking at the Autometer C-2 series (since they match the dash gauges).

I know the egt has to be drilled and tapped. What about boost and trans temp.?
What about routing wiring?

I'm a machinist by trade so drilling and tapping ain't no problem. But I get a little worried about sticking holes in the thing that gets me into town.

Appreciate any help.

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post #2 of 12 Old 06-15-2009, 05:51 AM
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very easy to do. the hardest part is drilling and taping things. but you already are good at that so it will be easy for you. just plan out where you want to put things first and make sure you have enough wire. it takes time but well worth it. there is a port on the drivers side of the trans you can put the trans temp into. the boost gauge just tap into the intake elbow or into the map line, for the EGT put it into the exhaust manifold as close to the head as you can get. good luck
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Gauges arent bad at all, just time consuming

boost gauge is hooked up through a T fitting in the Map line, it's the easiest one to hook up.

Trans temp sender screws into the driver side of the transmission. there's a plug that you take out and replace with the sender. Ran those wires upp through the shifter cable boot.

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The install is easy just take your time and make sure you have everything necessary to do the install. I put mine overhead because I use my handle for getting in and out of the truck. Wires are routed through a hole in the firewall.


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Sounds like it won't be too bad to do. Appreciate all your help. Course sometimes finding time to do things is the worst part of a project.

Thanks for the picture f250ford. I was kinda thinking of putting them overhead because of the grab handle too. Sometimes at the end of the day it takes all the help I can get to get these old bones poured into the truck seat. Your install looks very good.

Do the Autometer kits come with everything needed?

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If your doing the pillar, take off the 2 covers, undue the the 4 bolts. BUT THATS NOT ALL!! on the top mount and the bottom mount for the handle there is on screw on each. I used s stubby fillips to get it out. Otherwise you will rip either the pillar or the handle. I found the screw before I hit it with a monkey wrench

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Don't you already have a boost gauge on the factory cluster? If so, I'd recommend getting a fuel pressure gauge instead of another boost gauge.

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They generally don't inlude all the wire to get power to the senders for the gauges. If you check out diesel manor they have a great how to. I used a pillar mount and am etremely happy with the whole set up. I used isspro gauges they are accurate, good looking and reliable. I would not t into the map line. Do it right and tap the intake elbow. It is 4 bolts and easy to take off to tap. The egt probe is a little more difficult but after searching and reading a lot of post and logically reasoning I decided to drill the manifold with a small bit then re drill to the correct size and tap it. I cleaned it up and DID NOT USE GREASE. The grease can do as much bad as good and is not needed. The wiring is straight forward if you use the diesel manor guide. Other than about two rolls of 25ft wire and a few electrical conectors the kits are fairly complete..

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