boost gauge hook up before throttle body

Old 06-22-2007, 01:35 PM
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like the topic says, will i get a accurate reading on the boost gauge buy hooking it up to the cold charge pipe after the bov but before the throttle body. the reason doing this is there is a pre welded bung on the pipe that works perfrectly with the gauge npt fitting and i dont want 10000 "t" fittings in my engine bay. AND please dont say "just get a vacuum block" THANKS IN ADVANCE
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yes it will work. assuming your BOV is post intercooler, you'll already have taken into account the pressure drop through the IC so the boost reading will be pretty accurate (assuming the gauge isnt off calibration).

however, you may want to hook your gauge up to the intake manifold to see vacuum.
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thats all well and good, but i would like to see the boost that is actually in my manifold. and as stated, if it is a vac/boost gauge, it is 1/2 useless now. either tee it, or get a vac mani. do you really want to trust your engine on something like that?
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but vacuum manifolds are about 20 times easier than having Ts and **** everywhere..

"AND please dont say "just get a vacuum block"" Didnt say vacuum block
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