So one of my past cars was a 1.6L turbo civic, and one of my fav things about it was the boost gauge! So here I am now with my Dart, and i want to put a boost gauge in. has anyone seen or heard of any ways to do this that don't look terrible?
I just emailed Glow Shift (used their pods and gauges on my 97 Neon awhile back) asking if and when we shoudl expect something for our Darts. As soon as I get a response I'll post it on this thread so everyone can read it. Really hope its good news lol. Cause I'm looking for the boost gauge and a Air/Fuel Gauge as well.
Yeah I know this mod, but after talking with a friend who's spent the last 17 years building turbo race cars, I'm not doing it. Evidently this mod causes damage over time to the turbo because there's no where for excess pressure to go since there's no BOV on the cold side of the system. Tis what he says and I trust him. Thanks for clearing it up though!
Recently ordered this from work and will be putting in 2 or 3 pods for gauges. Will post pics as it comes together to look like a factory install. Will try to fix link for pic soon just noticed it doesn't work. It's the upper part of the dash that goes from above the steering wheel to over the radio.
Typical back yard rookie mechanic there. You don't hook the gauge to the cold side pipe because you will only read pressure and not vacuum which is on the other side of the gauge below zero. There is a plastic line on the HVAC box, connected to the PCV valve that you hook the gauge to. This way you read vacuum as well as boost. Having that line disconnected at the cold side pipe is not a good thing either. That is unless you go all the way and do that boost leak fix that Tork swears by.