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#1 supercmaxer

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 02:36 PM

Hi all,

I'm thinking of fitting a boost gauge to my c max. (Why some people are wondering ) lol. Why not. Lol

It's a decent mod and I haven't heard any c max owner having fitted one.
What I want to know is and I have seen read instructions on how someone fitted it to their focus but as my turbo is at the back of the engine do I plug in the t junction in to the pipe that comes up from the intercooler or into the pipe work after the turbo?

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 05:18 PM

Hi all,
I'm thinking of fitting a boost gauge to my c max. (Why some people are wondering ) lol. Why not. Lol
It's a decent mod and I haven't heard any c max owner having fitted one.
What I want to know is and I have seen read instructions on how someone fitted it to their focus but as my turbo is at the back of the engine do I plug in the t junction in to the pipe that comes up from the intercooler or into the pipe work after the turbo?

hi what engine is your motor?
what type of gauge are you fitting smoked or back lite, mechanical or electronic,
Have you bought it yet?
If not have you heard of ScanGaugeII

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 05:20 PM



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Posted 12 July 2014 - 07:00 PM

hi what engine is your motor?
what type of gauge are you fitting smoked or back lite, mechanical or electronic,
Have you bought it yet?
If not have you heard of ScanGaugeII

Hi Lenny

 

It is a 2.0tdci, I'm wanting a mechanical purely because the type of turbo I have and I've been told its because its a diesel.

My turbo is running about 27psi. 

 

A back lite one would be good, no I haven't brought it yet, seen a few on flea bay from £8 plus, not heard of scan gaugell.......

 

thanks



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Posted 12 July 2014 - 07:33 PM

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item1c34a708ab

 

Easy to use, just plug it into the diagnostic (OBDII) port and position it where you fancy.

No drilling of pipes, extra wiring or making holes in the bulkheads.



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Posted 12 July 2014 - 07:35 PM

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item1c34a708ab

 

Easy to use, just plug it into the diagnostic (OBDII) port and position it where you fancy.

No drilling of pipes, extra wiring or making holes in the bulkheads.

I see how easy it is but just a bit more than I would like to have spent, I was planning on fitting it to the A pillar so no need to drill to the dash.



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Posted 12 July 2014 - 07:49 PM

Hi Lenny
 
It is a 2.0tdci, I'm wanting a mechanical purely because the type of turbo I have and I've been told its because its a diesel.
My turbo is running about 27psi. 
 
A back lite one would be good, no I haven't brought it yet, seen a few on flea bay from £8 plus, not heard of scan gaugell.......
thanks


Mechanical is easy to fit and back lite aswell, I've fitted an auto dimmer relay to mine which dims the light when i turn on my lights result is the gauge isn't blinding at night,

ScanGaugeII would be the best option though, plugs in to your OBD port, choice of illumination colour, it will display your boost, voltage, engine temp, coolant temp, oil temp, mpg etc.
Looks like a turbo timer,
As linked by clive here:

I see how easy it is but just a bit more than I would like to have spent, I was planning on fitting it to the A pillar so no need to drill to the dash.



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Posted 12 July 2014 - 08:04 PM

Hi Lenny

 

It is a 2.0tdci, I'm wanting a mechanical purely because the type of turbo I have and I've been told its because its a diesel.

My turbo is running about 27psi. 

 

A back lite one would be good, no I haven't brought it yet, seen a few on flea bay from £8 plus, not heard of scan gaugell.......

 

thanks

You can run a mechanical or electronic boost gauge on a diesel, it does not need to be mechanical due to you having a diesel  

 

the mechanical ones are simpler, and will work in daylight (apart from the smoked ones) they need a hose all the way between the engine and gauge, this will have to be routed through the bulkhead

 

an electronic one uses a sensor and then electrical wires, these wires have to go between the sensor and gauge, again through the bulkhead

 

you connect the gauge hose (mechanical) or sensor (electronic) between the intercooler and inlet manifold

 

if you use a cheap mechanical smoked gauge, it may be too bright at night and you may have to fit a dimmer circut, putting the cost up (than if you had bought a dimming/ better one one in the first place)  

 

So you can choose mechanical or electronic, but you must choose one to suit the boost pressure of your diesel (at least 30PSI, as you are running 27PSI  preferably 35 or 40PSI) - many petrol turbo bost gauges don't go as high as that

 

Boost gauges can be useful for diagnosing turbo or boost  problems, they dont have to be only on performance/ modified cars   



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Posted 12 July 2014 - 08:48 PM

You can run a mechanical or electronic boost gauge on a diesel, it does not need to be mechanical due to you having a diesel  

 

the mechanical ones are simpler, and will work in daylight (apart from the smoked ones) they need a hose all the way between the engine and gauge, this will have to be routed through the bulkhead

 

an electronic one uses a sensor and then electrical wires, these wires have to go between the sensor and gauge, again through the bulkhead

 

you connect the gauge hose (mechanical) or sensor (electronic) between the intercooler and inlet manifold

 

if you use a cheap mechanical smoked gauge, it may be too bright at night and you may have to fit a dimmer circut, putting the cost up (than if you had bought a dimming/ better one one in the first place)  

 

So you can choose mechanical or electronic, but you must choose one to suit the boost pressure of your diesel (at least 30PSI, as you are running 27PSI  preferably 35 or 40PSI) - many petrol turbo bost gauges don't go as high as that

 

Boost gauges can be useful for diagnosing turbo or boost  problems, they dont have to be only on performance/ modified cars   

 

I would prefer to use a mechanical one sounds easier to fit lol and plus I like the look of the needle moving around the dial.

 

you say tap between the intercooler and the inlet manifold ( excuse my lack of knowledge here)  I have a pipe that goes from the turbo up towards the front to the right side of the intercooler ( looking at the front of the car) then on the left side I have the pipe coming up to what looks like the inlet manifold which branches off.  Its this pipe I tap in to??

 

I was thinking of putting the gauge in to a air vent.

 

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 08:50 PM

I take it you're considering something like this?-

http://pages.ebay.co...1221681&alt=web

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 09:03 PM

I take it you're considering something like this?-

http://pages.ebay.co...1221681&alt=web

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yeah  something like that however I was going to cut the vent myself if it will fit, unless I can find a pillar pod for it to fit my car



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Posted 12 July 2014 - 09:05 PM

If you need a spare vent to play with I have a few knocking around.
Happy to donate to a worthy cause.

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 09:19 PM

If you need a spare vent to play with I have a few knocking around.
Happy to donate to a worthy cause.

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Will it fit the mk1 c max as mine is more rectangle in shape than the focus which I think are oval? 



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Posted 12 July 2014 - 09:33 PM

Ah yes, :D, I forgot you had a C-Max.
My bad.

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 09:58 PM

Ah yes, :D, I forgot you had a C-Max.
My bad.

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lol, slightly different.  im sure they aren't that expensive from the breakers.... lol



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