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1djspikey
Hi all ;)

i would like to fit a new boost gauge on my 2002 mondeo estate ghia 2.0 tdci but a bit unsure wich pipe to tap in to ive fitted them in the past but to be honest im not up to scratch with these cars :ph34r:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/60MM-0-2-Bar-SMOKED-FACE-TURBO-BOOST-GAUGE-FIX-KIT-/160707011572?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item256ae263f4

regards spike :P
TDCiST
Having a similar discussion with Lenny about his 1.6TDCi... ill see what i can find out...
Lenny
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Having a similar discussion with Lenny about his 1.6TDCi... ill see what i can find out...
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TOP Man Dave :D

and ive read that diesel engines dont have vacume on them so if you havent bought a boost gauge yet mate, id recommend buying one with no vacume and that displays around 3-4 bar pressiure because diesel boost is much higher than petrol mate,
according to haynes manual my 1.6TDCi runs 3.2bar at 4500rpm im fitting this one [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/230720772018?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%3A80%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_from%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dp4712.m570.l1313%26_nkw%3D230720772018%26_sacat%3DSee-All-Categories%26_fvi%3D1&_rdc=1"]Click Here [/url]

these are also good for diesel boost levels [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VDO-BOOST-GAUGE-BLACK-0-15PSI-52MM-TURBO-DIESEL-LANDCRUISER-PATROL-PAJERO-4WD-/150698732908?pt=AU_Car_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2316582d6c"]Click Here [/url]or [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/52mm-Black-4-Color-LED-60psi-Diesel-Boost-Gauge-Meter-/140583325273?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item20bb6b4e59"]Click Here [/url]or [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AUTOMETER-SPORT-COMP-BOOST-GAUGE-0-35-PSI-2-5-8-DIESEL-TURBO-/310349692574?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item4842487e9e"]Click Here [/url]and this is a very good deal but has vac on the gauge [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Racing-Water-Temperture-and-boost-Gauge-52mm-Rs-Turbo-/280802833703?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4161273527"]Click Here [/url];)
TDCiST
3.2 Bar!! thats 46PSI! surely not!

And the ST runs 1.2 at a push lol ;) Pathetic petrol boost! i could give more air by blowing into the engine lol!!!
1djspikey
thanks for that you two but why is there no vacume on engine on these cars as i fitted one on my old toyota hilux surf wich was a 3lt tdi and there was a vacume valve pipe line that i tapped in to what the best way to conect a boost gauge to the tdci enginge.
and no i havent bought a gauge yet but the ones you put on are ok

regards spike
1djspikey
:lol: i like it :lol: TDCiST !!
TDCiST
[quote name='1djspikey' timestamp='1326039279' post='160094']
thanks for that you two but why is there no vacume on engine on these cars as i fitted one on my old toyota hilux surf wich was a 3lt tdi and there was a vacume valve pipe line that i tapped in to what the best way to conect a boost gauge to the tdci enginge.
and no i havent bought a gauge yet but the ones you put on are ok

regards spike
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Your probably best to tap into a similar place to Lenny, on the intercooler pipe... unless your engine has similar to the 1.8 tdci, which has a tap and pipe in already.
1djspikey
my engine is 2.0lt euro3 with the EGR valve at the back righthand side !! were would i notice around the innercooler to tap in
heres a pic of engine

[IMG]http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/1djspikey/IMG_0101.jpg[/IMG]
TDCiST
whereabouts is your turbo mate?
Lenny
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whereabouts is your turbo mate?
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turbo is on the back of the engine,
which is under the silver panel on the top of the picture ;)
1djspikey
[quote name='TDCiST' timestamp='1326039898' post='160104']
whereabouts is your turbo mate?
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under the silver plate at the back of the engine i beleive the acumlator is vacume has you can see in picture with the pipe going to it ;)


edited oops sorry lenny you beat me to it :lol:
TDCiST
I see.. so i wonder if you can tap off the actuator feed...

Its proven to work if you take it from the intercooler pipe, without physically seeing the engine i cant tell if that actuator pipe goes to the Intercooler pipes...

You could get another bit of small hose, and a T piece and try it... no harm eh... before you go cutting into anything!
1djspikey
[quote name='TDCiST' timestamp='1326041096' post='160116']
I see.. so i wonder if you can tap off the actuator feed...

Its proven to work if you take it from the intercooler pipe, without physically seeing the engine i cant tell if that actuator pipe goes to the Intercooler pipes...

You could get another bit of small hose, and a T piece and try it... no harm eh... before you go cutting into anything!
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yeah it sound a good there i will give it a go i got an old boost gauge somewere i can probly use that for temp.
i could trace were the pipe goes to from the acumlator if it runs to the intercooler that would be a bonus then :P

cheers

spike :)
TDCiST
Chattin to a few others, they all seem to think tapping the intercooler pipe (Pre Intercooler) is the better option. But by all means try that other line first...


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