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Old 12-20-2012, 07:21 AM   #181
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:09 PM   #182
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Im thinkin of getting a egt guage instead of my oil pressure guage
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:36 PM   #183
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The egt in your setup is a waste of money,you would be better with oil temperature and pressure of course thinking you already have a wide band gauge and boost gauge.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:44 PM   #184
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U r correct, i got a wideband, vac&boost, oil pressure. Its just my oil pressure isnt working properly, i have my stock one on the dash that shows i have pressure but the glowshift one shows nothing. Turns on but nothing
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:56 PM   #185
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Don't use it then,it's not vital unless you race the car.It's nice to be able so see the temp and pressure.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:57 PM   #186
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What should i replace it with?
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:10 PM   #187
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you can get some VDO gauges and sensors ,best would be to get them used from a vw rabbit or audi 80-90 ,thei have amber lights and fit perfectly the bmw dash style if not you can get them new on ebay (vdo vision).
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:14 PM   #188
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I have the glow shift guages already, just dont know what to replace the oil pressure with
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:11 PM   #189
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Just replace it with a empty hole if you already have it made (the hole).
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:22 PM   #190
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Well i have a single din stereo replacment holder for three gauges and would like to keeep three haha, ill try to get the oil pressure gauge working
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:35 PM   #191
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duct tape the hole
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:36 PM   #192
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Lol i have some red and white christmas duck tape!!!! Great idea
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:38 PM   #193
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Here's a thought tho: you are running a supply line to the turbo of oil, and you are running a drain line from the turbo. If either of those come off, you'll lose pressure. edit: you won't lose pressure with the drain off until you're way low on oil lol. Just saying.

I'd rather KNOW I lost pressure, even if its just lucky that I happen to glance at the gauge. Luck favors the prepared, so I prepare.

I also use my pressure gauge to tell whether the car is warm and ready to be treated to some forced air.

I have the glowshift gauge and sender, no issues. Maybe in the spring we can look at trying your gauge on my sender to see what the problem is.
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:39 AM   #194
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yaaa alright, i was looking forward to having the gauge but for some reason its just not showing anything. ill check the wires again and see if i missed anything.

also i found a place to buy my fenders, un painted for 86$ for each side, this price is from the fender factory on lapariere behind the canadian tire on carling. does this price seem ok? ive looked around a bit. mostly online and shipping is just to much. any other recomendations?
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:43 PM   #195
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so i went with the fenders, both fenders primed black, for $190, just waiting until the new year because they had to be ordered.

Since i took out my stereo and put m gauges in to replace it, i was thinking i should remove all og the speakers and such, but thinking again it might get a little boring drivin long distances without any music...

soooo pretty much what ive done, instead of having my phone - head unit - amp - speakers, ive wired my phone - amp - speakers, removing the stereo completly.

my thoughts were that the stereo pretty much just bypasses the input of my phone directly to the amp, soooo y have the head unit at all?

i have a four channel kenwood amp, and ive pretty much went from a 3.5 phone jack to double RCA's... ill post a pick and maybe a vid withsome sound tonight. sounds alright toooo
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