Re: Autometer gauges - which ones would be most beneficial? (VWguy)
Here is what a friend said to me when I was asking the same question. Intersting how I started talking about this stuff yesterday, just didn't bring it to the vortex.
quote:[HR][/HR]Voltmeter is good to tell you when the alternator or battery on going on the fritz.
Fuel air ratio gage may not help much since there is little that you will do with a daily driver. I guess it could tell you that the MAF is going bad or something, starting to run too rich.
There is an exhust temp gage but not sure how much that will tell you with the limited track days, not just for turbo cars. If you tracked more often and for long periods of time, it would be helpful.
Oil pressure and oil temp (if you don't have it is important) I wish I had oil pressure so when I bottomed out I would have known quickly.
I was also having a debate with myself, autometer or VDO. Wouldn't mind having something that backlit red or blue with red to match the interior of a MKIV and something that is easy to read. Besides, VDO has some nice prices I think.
Me personally, I think I'm going with oil pressure and temp which is the only reason I suggested it. Good luck figuring everything out and finding someplace to buy them in Canada.
One last thing... if you have a MKIII I guess you already have the oil temp in the computer which is why you didn't even bring that up. If that's the case, I guess you can ignore some of what I said
[Modified by GUINNESS_VR6, 11:20 AM 11-28-2001]