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Old 07-10-2012, 09:15 AM
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boost gauge install problem

hey y'all, trying to get my boost gauge installed and in my infinite wisdom tee'd the first line i saw, which happened to be the red one going to the wastegate. now my boost gauge goes up to about 5 at wot and spikes to 10 as i let off. I am assuming that i need to move it to the green line? or would i be better off tapping the manifold? Or could it be easier than that and just replave the line that i kinked pulling thru the firewall? I{ think i got the kink out, but its a small hose so could that be the issue?

COuple other things, for my EOT and ECT sensors, I ordered the tee from glowshift to put them into the stock sensor area, but am i going to need an adapter from the tee going into the stock sensor?!

Sorry For all the questions! Thanks in advance!!
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:22 PM
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OK so did you move the T fitting to the map sensor tube? It goes from the cold side of the intake horn to the sensor off to the left and is in a flex loom tube. Let me know if you need a pic. Don't tighten the little brass fittings too tight or they will kink inside themselves and kill the flow readings. Alternatively if you can remove your Air Intake Heater and replace with a plug that has a boost tube fitting you can install there.
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:59 PM
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the green tube i assume your talking about? No i have not yet. I wanted to get a few answers first. Will the green one read closer?
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Both of the lines on the right side of the motor are vacuum lines. The one you need is the line that goes from the spider pipe left to a sensor mounted on top of the heater box. It's a rubber 1/4" hose similar to a fuel line. Put a tee in that or drill and tap a hole and adapt the boost line to the spider pipe itself.


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Old 07-10-2012, 06:46 PM
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by spider pipe do you mean the pipe going from the air filter to the turbo?
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Old 07-10-2012, 06:50 PM
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Spider is the pipe with five ends on it. One to turbo, two to heads, two to IC pipes.
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Old 07-10-2012, 07:01 PM
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ah okay, so tap into the aluminum or whatever that is then. how do you keep the shavings and stuff from going into the motor then? OR what do i have to do to delete the AIH? Sorry I am a 6.0 guy, dont know much about the technical stuff of the 7.3's
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Old 07-10-2012, 07:10 PM
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You pull the spider off. Or you can use an AIH delete w/tapped fitting for boost gauge from RiffRaff. Or you can tee into the rubber line coming off the spider going towards the pass side to the MAP sensor.
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Old 07-10-2012, 07:24 PM
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they all are fairly close in accuracy no matter where?
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:10 PM
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find your map sensor and tee the line that runs from it to the intake spider. its way easier and will save a ton of time.
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