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Is a egt gauge a must have?

Well I have a 95 obs with DIY intake, stock straight pipe, and tuner. I'll be towing often but mostly a daily driver. Will I need an egt gauge or other gauges?


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Of course it is.. ESPECIALLY when towing, ESPECIALLY with a tuner! Unless you like molten metal underhood.
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YES, YES, YES!!!!!!

Buy a good quality gauge like issapro or auto meter and dill and tap the probe in the drivers side manifold not after the turbo........

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YES, YES, YES!!!!!!

Buy a good quality gauge like issapro or auto meter and dill and tap the probe in the drivers side manifold not after the turbo........
Won't there be metal shavings in the manifold when I drill it?


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Shouldn't be... they should drill out. If there is, suck them up with vacuum
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No you should be fine. first off you will be drilling upside down. second you need to drill a little then clean the hole out, drill, clean, drill, clean till you break through. Iv heard of guys loading the bit with grease just befor they break through , but i just used a shop vac.....

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Remember to use a tapered reamer befor u use the pipe tap .
(i think its an 1/8-27npt threads). you wont get a good seal unless you do.

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I didn't bother cleaning it, just drilled tapped and screwed it in, your tuner probably says that the use of an egt gauge is strongly suggested, I know edge products say that, and I agree you NEED GAUGES, if you have an auto get egt, trans, and boost minimum

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