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Old 18 Feb 2006, 06:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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quick question (gauges)

what would be a more important gauge to have after a boost gauge?
a. oil temp
b. oil pressure

and..... are electrical ones better than mechanical ones?

and..........is there a chance that a mechanical one could leak into the drivers cabin?
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Old 18 Feb 2006, 06:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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pressure gauge mate
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Old 18 Feb 2006, 06:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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pressure gauge mate
electrical or mechanical?? anty idea on what would be the best option?
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Electrical would be better. No oil pipe into the cabin.
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Electrical would be better. No oil pipe into the cabin.
yep! thats what thought. better idea.
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Old 18 Feb 2006, 08:14 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have both pressure and temp. With the pressure gauge I get 4 bar at tickover when hot and 7-8 bar when on the move. I have the alarm set for 3 bar.
With oil temp you would be surprised at how long the oil takes to get up to temp about 3 times longer than the water temp. I never give the car boost with oil temp below 70 deg. I also have a setting in the ECU that does not alow boost below 68 degs. When on track the oil temp could reach 115 deg very easily. Now have oil cooler fitted and temp never goes above 90 deg no matter how the car is driven.
When driving flat out and your big end goes its great to watch the oil pressure drop slowly and the oil temp rise quickly....

I think the oil temp is the one I would choose If I could only have one. Gives good indication of when to give the car boost. Also lets you know when the car is getting hot. With the oil pressure the car would go bang before noticing any differance.
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thanks bob, i remember you speaking about this topic before. i was not sure if it was the oil temp or pressure which helped show wheather or not to be using boost. now i know. thats the info i was after. hopefully now i've made my mind up. cheers.
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