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I just installed an autometer GS boost gauge in my 05. When I get on the truck a little the needle is real erratic. I was wondering if this is common or not. I was also told that I may have tightened the nut down to much and smashed the feral.

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I just installed an autometer GS boost gauge in my 05. When I get on the truck a little the needle is real erratic. I was wondering if this is common or not. I was also told that I may have tightened the nut down to much and smashed the feral.
Do you have the gauge tapped into the "MAP" line? If so, remove it from there and tap your intake elbow. That should help.

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+1 for the intake elbow..

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Id say tap the elbow too just make sure you keep the boost line away from the turbo or it may melt.
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your boost guage should have a smooth "sweep"
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Do you have the gauge tapped into the "MAP" line? If so, remove it from there and tap your intake elbow. That should help.
Is that just relevent to the 6.0's or should i drill and tap my intake? Right now im slpiced into the MAP sensor however, im not having any problems with my gauge. Does it give a more accurate reading or something

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The gauge will go up and down more smoothly and some say its a more accurate reading.
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Is that just relevent to the 6.0's or should i drill and tap my intake? Right now im slpiced into the MAP sensor however, im not having any problems with my gauge. Does it give a more accurate reading or something
It's suppose to be more accurate in the elbow. You don't always have gauge flutter or the rattle noise when you tap into the MAP sensor but my 95 did.

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Maybe I will wait a little bit and get an aftermarket elbow with the pre taped ports. It won’t wreck the gauge will it? It is rather annoying though, especially at night lol.

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