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Sun Jun 10, 2007 12:48 am

whered you guys find the rubber tubing and adapter?
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Sun Jun 10, 2007 1:02 am

Rubber hose and 5/8" brass adapter from ACE hardware.
Nylon tubing and connectors supplied with the gauge.
You can get them from Autozone too.

Sun Jun 10, 2007 4:18 am

where do all the canadians go for their parts like this?

Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:07 am

Canadian Tire
Last edited by snakeeater on Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:29 pm, edited 3 times in total.

Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:25 pm

tw2 wrote:Yes you can T it off for your BOV vacuum.
Gary wrote:For people without an empty port, you can just use a "T" on any vacuum line from the intake manifold.

Not that this is important at all but I recently found that my boost gauge had been T'd into the line going to the I think AC idle up valve. This line had a filter or check valve or something in it which affected vacuum reading and sometimes boost. I changed it to the way described here.
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This thing here from
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This port here. You can see all the other ports on the manifold in this picture. There is a largish one under the last "hole" on the TVIS.



Could I T It before That white filter thing or one the line next to it?? Would I get as accurate readings compared to if i Used the "proper" port??

Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:29 pm

snakeeater wrote:Could I T It before That white filter thing or one the line next to it?? Would I get as accurate readings compared to if i Used the "proper" port??

Yes, you will get the same reading.
That plastic thingy is a "jet" or one way valve.
If you connect the gauge to the line before it, you will read both vacuum and boost correctly.

Sat Aug 15, 2009 5:36 pm

is there a way to route the vaccuum lines into the radio space? my car doesnt have a radio, and i was gonna use that space for my gauges.

Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:36 am

On the 165 there's 2 fittings in the intake I wasn't sure witch one to use. One looks like it went to the brake booster? So I used the other one, I just pulled the existing line off and connecting my new hose. Should I block off the old hose will that give me a vaccume leak if I leave it there? I have it like this for a few days it seems fine, My gauge reads 15 vac when its cold and about 19 or 20 when warmed up.

Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:20 am

SleepingTurbo wrote:is there a way to route the vaccuum lines into the radio space? my car doesnt have a radio, and i was gonna use that space for my gauges.

Sure, if you have the nylon tube that is long enough.

Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:21 am

Tarmac_St165 wrote:On the 165 there's 2 fittings in the intake I wasn't sure witch one to use. One looks like it went to the brake booster? So I used the other one, I just pulled the existing line off and connecting my new hose. Should I block off the old hose will that give me a vaccume leak if I leave it there? I have it like this for a few days it seems fine, My gauge reads 15 vac when its cold and about 19 or 20 when warmed up.

I would use a T-fitting.

Re: [How to] Install an aftermarket boost gauge

Sat May 22, 2010 7:39 am

Guys, I have an autometer installed but the tube broke off inside the nut and adaptor. No biggy right? I cut the flattened end off, and tried to stick the ferrule (see pg1) back on the tube. ... ... Not happening. I read this thread couple more times and can't find anything about sticking hte tube through the ferrule. Is that dang thing a one time use, or did I miss something on this thread?

Re: [How to] Install an aftermarket boost gauge

Sat May 22, 2010 1:13 pm

Most brass ferrules will deform and cannot be reused when it is overtightened. You can get a new one from a hardware store or Autozone.

Re: [How to] Install an aftermarket boost gauge

Sat May 29, 2010 7:11 pm

I got a prosport electric gauge did any one figure a good place to run the power cords to?

Re: [How to] Install an aftermarket boost gauge

Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:51 pm

Excellent write up! Thank you everyone who contributed and Gary!!

Re: [How to] Install an aftermarket boost gauge

Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:36 pm

i got a question, can you t into the map sensor and if not why?
great write up but
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