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Narrus 03-06-2004 11:47 PM

gauge install - what not to do...
 
Well, attempted my first install today, went down in a faming heap. Was attempting to add a mech. boost gauge, dual gauge bezel and egt gauge.

Btw, when adding the boost gauge, do I need to make sure and find a tee that is the smae inner diameter as the joint piece that is currently there or can I use a 3/16" piece? I know it isn't recommended to do the 3/16" mod with nothing else but I had difficulty enough finding a 3/16" tee much less one of that size. Course I did learn what the 3/16" mod was today too. :D

[IMG]http://home.comcast.net/~dier_cire/step_1.jpg[/IMG]
Look ma no bezel!

[IMG]http://home.comcast.net/~dier_cire/step_2.jpg[/IMG]
successfully removed lower screw...

[IMG]http://home.comcast.net/~dier_cire/step_3.jpg[/IMG]
installed brackets... so far so good

Narrus 03-06-2004 11:47 PM

[IMG]http://home.comcast.net/~dier_cire/step_4.jpg[/IMG]
note: autometer is full of crap in instructions. This is how it _should_ be. Also of note these are not tapped, might be wise to run the screw through before mounting the bezel. I didn't and it was kind of a pain.

[IMG]http://home.comcast.net/~dier_cire/step_5.jpg[/IMG]
successfuly glued rubber guard to bottom (bezel has no mounting points...) This modding stuff is easy. :)

[IMG]http://home.comcast.net/~dier_cire/step_6.jpg[/IMG]
when manhandling hose, don't push too hard. Crimping it is bad. Then spinning it in your hands after realizing you just botched the whole day doesn't help either.

[IMG]http://home.comcast.net/~dier_cire/step_7.jpg[/IMG]
Aren't they pretty? Too bad they don't do a thing.

Tut4u2 03-06-2004 11:52 PM

Not connected yet or something?

Narrus 03-07-2004 12:07 AM

killed the line on the boost line (parts store had no replacement, will try another tomorrow) and didn't even consider the egt since I realized I'd just have to remove it when I do the uppipe next weekend. So yeah, not connected.

Course I could do the egt in the header near cylinder 3 (read this was recommended) but that is a bit intimidating for my level of confidence.

jjs305 04-26-2004 05:32 PM

What is the autometer part numbers for the pod and gauges? Are they 2 1/16 gauges. Also where do I find instructions for taking the dash apart? I may want to go with the STI like pod in place of the clock panel and I have know idea on how it comes apart.
Thanks jjs305

Narrus 04-26-2004 05:40 PM

no idea on the part #s but they were the autometer cf (52mm) egt gauge and cf (52mm) mech boost gauge. The bezel is the autometer dual gauge bezel. Should be able to google part #s from that.

Taking apart the dash, well, I've done it, but didn't use a manual. I just started removing screws. But the service manual would tell you. It's not cheap retail but you can get cd's with it in pdf format for $10 on e-bay (so I've heard).


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