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Just put the electric 52mm Omori boost gauge in and it's buzzing badly. SIKE!!

But I was a retard when installing it. It's got the switch on the back that you flip when you want to go into adjustment mode. I guess I flipped it when I first got it playing around with it and never bothered to flip it back into normal mode and put the sticker back over the opening.
So I started installing it yesterday. Everything went smoothly until I turned the ignition on. Shot up to 17 psi, WTF is going on. Maybe I tapped a wrong wire behind the fuse panel. It was starting to rain and getting dark so I quit. This morning go at it again. Maybe my ground is messed up. So I try some different ground points and still 17 psi, WTF! So I tap a different wire for power and still 17 psi, WTF!!! Then I remember the switch on the back.
Stupid me left it in adjustment mode. The gauge was showing me where the warning light gets triggered.

Some pix and stuff...
During install.


Old versus new.

Where I mounted the sender at.


Vacuum line

Installed!

Calibrating itself


I'll get some night shots in a little bit. See I can snag a pic with the warning light on.
 

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Re: Installed Omori boost gauge *pix* (wsaenotsock)

nice lookin gauge but that sender is horrible http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif they should have made something smaller or internal in the gauge itself
 

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Re: Installed Omori boost gauge *pix* (tim18t)

Quote, originally posted by tim18t »
nice lookin gauge but that sender is horrible http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif they should have made something smaller or internal in the gauge itself

Yeah I remember seeing some pictures the other day of a sender that was a small black box. Can't find the pictures now. I wish this one was like that.
 

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Re: Installed Omori boost gauge *pix* (wsaenotsock)

I think you mean this pic.
This is a pic I took of the boost sender in my car.
 

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Re: Installed Omori boost gauge *pix* (neu318)

Yeah that's the one. What brand gauge is that?
 

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Re: Installed Omori boost gauge *pix* (wsaenotsock)

Its an Autometer Cobalt Boost Gauge.
 

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Re: Installed Omori boost gauge *pix* (VDUBNDizzy)

I recently got the NewSouth performance column pod, As for the firewall I went through the gromet in the firewall, I just had to file the hole a little bit to make it bigger for the boost gauge plug on the wire.
 

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Re: Installed Omori boost gauge *pix* (wsaenotsock)

Some night time pics.



Warning danger to manifold!

 

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Re: Installed Omori boost gauge *pix* (neu318)

Quote, originally posted by neu318 »
Its an Autometer Cobalt Boost Gauge.


wow, i haven't seen a CELless car is SO long!
 

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nice kev, i was looking at this gauge not to long ago.
i'll haved to check it out in person sometime
take it easy
m0n
 
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