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Gauge install HELP!!!

Back in August I bought my OBS. The guy that sold it to me had a gauge pod installed but nothing hooked up. They are Auto Meter Ultra-lite gauges. The one I am having trouble with is my Boost gauge. It is a mechanical gauge. My question is, where exactly do I tie in to get my reading. The install directions on Auto Meters site show how to install it but doesn't tell you where you should tie into the engine compartment at. Please help!

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Back in August I bought my OBS. The guy that sold it to me had a gauge pod installed but nothing hooked up. They are Auto Meter Ultra-lite gauges. The one I am having trouble with is my Boost gauge. It is a mechanical gauge. My question is, where exactly do I tie in to get my reading. The install directions on Auto Meters site show how to install it but doesn't tell you where you should tie into the engine compartment at. Please help!
Get a "T" fitting and tie it into your MAP sensor line. Where in Indiana are you from?

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Gauge install HELP!!!

I think most just tee into the map sensor hose. You can find that on the passenger side of the engine bay on the firewall. It'll have a rubber hose coming off it going to the engine.


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Get a "T" fitting and tie it into your MAP sensor line. Where in Indiana are you from?
Mt. Vernon,IN. 15min East of Evansville.

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Rubber line on pass side firewall goes to top of engine plenum , I made my "t" in the plumbing isle at Home Depot

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I drilled and tapped my spyder. It works good



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I agree with drilling and taping the spider that's how i did it in my previous truck and worked great i did it that way because i herd of people having turbo surge with it T'ed in the map line.

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What are you guys referring to when u say "spyder"?

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It's the piece on the front of your turbo. It should have 2 silicone hoses coming off the bottom that go to the intake plenums n the valve covers.

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i didnt know where to put mine and had river city diesel do it and they tapped it in right in the top od the turbo and i haven't had any problems with it
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