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Old 04 Mar 2005, 07:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Which Gauges

I have recently bought a Defi BF Boost Gauge and am in the process of buying a 3 pod dash mounted pod.

I need another two Defi gauges but I'm not sure which two to get? They do a fuel pressure one but I'm not sure how important the info is ops:

Any advice appreciated. :wink:
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8) 8) oil temp & fuel pressure 8) 8)
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8) 8) oil temp & fuel pressure 8) 8)
Hey trouble

Is the purpose of the fuel pressure gauge to tell me if the car is running too lean?

Still learning ops:
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:cen know lou i aint got a clue
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:cen know lou i aint got a clue
Thats just not good enough

I expect better from you
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:shock: :shock: why do you expect better ,

1 i'm a man -- i should know
2 i've spent loads of money on me car , so i should know what i've bought .

or is it number 3 ]

3 i'm blonde & like to waist money on big toys to play with


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:shock: :shock: why do you expect better ,

1 i'm a man -- i should know
2 i've spent loads of money on me car , so i should know what i've bought .

or is it number 3 ]

3 i'm blonde & like to waist money on big toys to play with


8) 8) 8)
All three of them I reakon, although number 3 sounds a bit worrying
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Anyone else know?
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I have defi's and have.
Boost Alarmed so I know if overboosting.
Oil presure. Alarmed so I know if pressure drops. You would be surprised at the differant pressures on tickover of differant oils.
Oil temp. I never never drive car on boost untill oil temp gets to normal driving temp. You would be surprised at how long this is after water temp is normal.
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I have defi's and have.
Boost Alarmed so I know if overboosting.
Oil presure. Alarmed so I know if pressure drops. You would be surprised at the differant pressures on tickover of differant oils.
Oil temp. I never never drive car on boost untill oil temp gets to normal driving temp. You would be surprised at how long this is after water temp is normal.
Cheers mate.

Do you know what the purpose of the fuel pressure one is?
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Lou it just does what it says
I would do as Bob says and fit oil temp and pressure. by far the most important :wink:

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Old 05 Mar 2005, 05:41 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Fuel Pressure is handy if you are mappng a car. Or perhaps just to make sure you still have a good fuel pressure when the car is screeming in top gear. :shock: As you know a low fuel pressure means weak mixture which means DET.
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You would be surprised at how long this is after water temp is normal.

A real eye opener when i installed a set of Defis in mine i have to say. Water gauge to temp in no time at all. Oil temperature i'd say followed on at least another 10 minutes or so latter.
Its no wonder that some people run into trouble with reliability and such, when blindly applying boost and the thing is still cold.
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gauges

Me again, next mod pillar pod 3 gauges boost oil pressure and oil temp how hard to do myself im no expert , ops: Mike
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my only worry with the pillar mount is that the top one is very close to your head and for me it was to " in yer face" which is why I went for the dash mount.

Nelson liked his in the line of sight but had a two gauge set up.

not majorly difficult to do, wiring can be a bit tricky :roll:

Which model do you have, later ones have the ultra sonic alarm jobbies on the A post which needs to be moved.

Would suggest going for electrical gauges over mechanical, dont want hot oil in the car :roll:

The deffi system links it together which makes it lots easier, but is not cheap.

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