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therich

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Boost gauge hose
« on: April 27, 2013, 05:38:02 AM »
Hey folks, I recently installed an Auto Meter mechanical boost gauge in the new car and was wondering if there is an alternative out there for the hose the kit comes with. While feeding the hose through the dash/firewall I found the hose was very easy to kink and it looked very weak afterwards. The gauge works just fine as is, but I would rather re-run a new hose if there were some to be had.

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Re: Boost gauge hose
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2013, 06:09:36 AM »
With my Merkur I used silicone vacuum hose like this.
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/tbs-ts-hv0303-bk
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Re: Boost gauge hose
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2013, 06:41:30 AM »
Is it rigid enough to use the compression fittings like the plastic lines?

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Re: Boost gauge hose
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2013, 07:46:15 AM »
I used barbed fittings and a black zip tie. Low brow but did the job.
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Re: Boost gauge hose
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2013, 08:50:56 AM »
Cool, thanks for the info. Will give it a try if this hose gives me any more grief. Had a pinch where my vent met up with the vent tube and the gauge wouldn't read properly. Notched my A/C vent so there is a gap and hope it won't give me any more trouble.

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Re: Boost gauge hose
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2013, 09:09:53 AM »
It's a bit late for this suggestion now, but there's always electric - MAP sensor in the engine bay, electric wires to the gauge in the cab. They are a little less of an issue to hook up.

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Re: Boost gauge hose
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2013, 07:47:30 AM »
You are correct that the tubing including with most boost gauges,  including the Autometer,  is lame.

The light truck turbo diesel guys are using much more durable air line hose for their boost gauges.
It's available at Gregg's,  Greenline,  Ackland's, etc.

http://www.dieselmanor.com/dm_products/DM-TK14.asp
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