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Old 10-28-2010, 07:47 PM
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Finallyyyyyy...gauges!!

I know about time!!! I cant wait to get these freakinn things on.

Now for those that did their own install a few questions... I'll take any tips you guys have to give.

I ordered the autometer z series from puredieselpower.com they had the best price on the kit with the color matched pod. I wasnt going cheap with this.

$360 bucks but worth every penny I think.
Im assuming i'll get instructions with the kit.

I didnt order a t for the boost but I figured we could drill and tap something, what size do I need?

The pyro is pretty straight forward drivers side manifold, drill, vacuum it out, install it and you're good!

I did order the wiring kit with the gauges that PDP offered.

Any tips besides taking my time and wiring everything up right?
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Sounds like you got it figured out pretty good. Just take your time, it'll go smooth.

You'll need a tapped 1/8" NPT hole for the boost fitting

Here's a install write up, something to read while you wait
Gauge Installations at DieselManor- 1999-2003 7.3L Powerstroke
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:06 PM
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thanks.. ya those diesel manor instruction are definitely helpful.
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shound have talked to ken, less then 300$ for 3 gauge pod colored match, with all the stuff to install them
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:10 AM
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ya but i dont like isspros..
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Hey man I cant think of the site atm but there is a fitting you can put in you AIH and it has the boost fitting in it. Just a thought for ya buddy
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Riffraff has those adapters.
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If you have the tap, the AIH to boost fitting isn't hard to make. The local parts store had a drain plug that was the right metric threads, I drilled and tapped it to the 1/8 NPT, and was set. No more AIH, and perfect place for boost gauge... Don't forget to tape up the AIH wires, or remove them.
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My AIH wires are taped up and i got a random plug in there that fits perfect haha. Meanwhile my bud has a t fitting laying around he said(ridiculous huge shop on a dairy) so we can do that on my map line. the AIH was a possibility too. i'll see what he thinks..

BTW. Props to puredieselpower.com for shipping my stuff that quick. They must have had a pod already painted my color ready to go, shipped it today and I ordered last night. Im impressed.

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use a thick grease on that drill bits for the manifold, it helps hold onto the metal shavings. i drilled a small hole and kept re-greasing bit. metal shavings would destroy the turbo pretty quick. i also used a small telescoping magnet in the final hole to help get any shavings out. i do know someone said to drill it with the truck running, i think would make me kinda nervous but they said it worked. good luck man
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