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Just got my gauges in! Tips?

Ups finally dropped off my gauges, i got EGT, Water temp, Boost, and Air pressure. Other than the Air pressure which is obvious, what are some install tips? i heard you want the EGT probe in the drivers side manifold. Where would i get boost readings from and where would i get water temps at?

As for wiring i just tap into the dimmer switch correct?

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Ups finally dropped off my gauges, i got EGT, Water temp, Boost, and Air pressure. Other than the Air pressure which is obvious, what are some install tips? i heard you want the EGT probe in the drivers side manifold. Where would i get boost readings from and where would i get water temps at?

As for wiring i just tap into the dimmer switch correct?
Post up pics along the way! I got my EGt gauge on the way and then i am installing mine!
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IIRC, you can put the ECT gauge in the water pump. There should be a square plug on the driver side of the pump. You will need an adapter that I can't remember the size of. Same place a coolant filter would tap in to. You should be able to do it without losing much coolant.

You might be able to use one of the drain plugs on the block, but I think you would want to drain the coolant to do it that way.


Boost, you can buy the adapter fitting for the intake heater, or the MAP line... Or drill and tap the spider.

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IIRC, you can put the ECT gauge in the water pump. There should be a square plug on the driver side of the pump. You will need an adapter that I can't remember the size of. Same place a coolant filter would tap in to. You should be able to do it without losing much coolant.

You might be able to use one of the drain plugs on the block, but I think you would want to drain the coolant to do it that way.


Boost, you can buy the adapter fitting for the intake heater, or the MAP line... Or drill and tap the spider.
If you delete the AIH you can use this for boost or tap into the map
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Tj krawler, You mentioned a port on the water pump where a coolant filtration would plug in or you could plug a gauge into it ..... What do you do if you have the coolant filtration set up ... I'm looking at e dieselsite's coolant filtration but then I'm putting a gauge in too ... Would I then use one of the drain plugs on the block... Any pictures available or location

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I opened up the directions for the water temp and it actually says to tap into the top radiator hose?? i would think a metal fitting wouldnt stay in the rubber very well especially under pressure

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I opened up the directions for the water temp and it actually says to tap into the top radiator hose?? i would think a metal fitting wouldnt stay in the rubber very well especially under pressure
WHAT!

Use the plug in the water pump housing like TJ suggested.

Eco Taxi - there is an extra port in the housing of the coolant filter just for a temp sensor.

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