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    Fitting a boost-o-meter to a P2...

    Well, after buying Rotches boost gauge, I thought I'd do a little how-to for those with a P2. It's sort-of complicated but relatively quick.
    First I got about 10ft of 2mm push-fit tubing (the swoosh gauge uses a 2mm pipe with an expensive looking tee) Ditched the original tube as it wasn't long enough to reach the inlet manifold.
    Open the fusebox on the side of the dash and pull the sponge thing from the bulkhead. Now, with the door open, where there's a rubber sleeve between the door and the car, 4" above, in the car-side, there's a 1" rubber gromet. Remove it and ram a hole in it with a screwdriver and hang on to it. Now poke the tube in the hole in the dash and with a bit of wiggling, it will come out the hole where the gromet was. Now put the tube through the gromet and feed the pipe up, through the gap between the inner and outer wing.


    From under the bonnet, where the bonnet mechanism connects to the wing, pull the pipe through, making sure the pipe doesn't get fouled by the mechanism.

    Run the pipe down the front of the car...

    And plumb the tee into the vac line from the inlet manifold to the recirc, adding the 2mm tube to it. Restrain the tube, away from heat sources, with cable ties.

    Then go back to the fuse board and pull fuse No. 13 (12v front outlet), poke the live/light wires in the slot where the fuse goes and reinsert the fuse (this is a temporary measure, just to get it working - gonna find a proper source eventually ) then bolt the neutral wire to the dash with the 10mm dash bolt in the fuse board area.


    Then mount the pod (however and wherever you mount it, tuck the pipe and wire into the gap between the A pillar trim and the dash top - the dash top is spongey there and accomodates the pipe and wire nicely.


    So, how does it look? See for yourself...


    Thanks again BigRotch, Blacky lives on in many good cars
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    OOPS! wrong section... Mods, can you move it to the how-to section pleeease
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    Looks good!
    When I get round to doing mine, I'd like to do it like this - http://forums.swedespeed.com/showthr...or-Pod-Writeup
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    It looks nice but personally, I wouldn't want to take my eyes too far from the road to read it and mounting it there would put it right in your face, especially if you're of the vertically challenged variety (which I'm not) and sit close to the steering wheel. I may end - up putting it in the vent, when I get a spare vent to replace it with.
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    looks good dude now u got to convince the wife when boosting its got to hit 19psi every gear lol
    now you see me OPPS now ya dont lololol

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    Gotta have a tinker with it - she hit 10psi between 3k and 4.5k, which is bang-on stock pressure for these things - not bad after 187k miles
    I think the actuator may get some attention this weekend...
    Gotta change vac hoses too, and the oil, and the filter D'oh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wobbly Dave View Post
    Don't wind it on more than 1 turn.
    Gonna change the vac hoses before I go tweaking anything. I'm well aware of the dangers and I'm aware that the car is capable of protecting itself, providing I don't do anything stupid
    I'll go a turn back first and see if the ecu (which I'll be resetting first) compensates by delaying the bcs then start bringing it up gradually until I see something I like on the boost-0-meter.
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    So when are you going to remap it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattM View Post
    Looks good!
    When I get round to doing mine, I'd like to do it like this - http://forums.swedespeed.com/showthr...or-Pod-Writeup
    Now that looks nice, will have to try and find the parts to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wobbly Dave View Post
    So when are you going to remap it?
    When I can find 300 quid plus the 130 quid to get to bromsgrove and back lol. My remap fund went back to nil a while back and so far, hasn't moved Times is 'ard lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stribo View Post
    Now that looks nice, will have to try and find the parts to do it.
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    When you said boost o meter i thought you meant some thing else rofl


    I said a 10 second car not a 10 minute car

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    thankyou sir.......


    this thread has the exact info i need, ive been planning my boost gauge install for too long mostly b/c i dont really know what im doing, this takes alot of the guesswork out.


    here's what i plan..



    using the same method you did just different mounting...


    thanks again, think i'll try it the wk end (my mechanic quoted me 80 to install so might save a few quid)
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    This is mine cost a fiver, carbon fibre copy.....just need a better guage as this was in the garage knocking about!





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    Quote Originally Posted by 960kg View Post
    This is mine cost a fiver, carbon fibre copy.....just need a better guage as this was in the garage knocking about!



    Now that i do like


    I said a 10 second car not a 10 minute car

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2k View Post
    thankyou sir.......


    this thread has the exact info i need, ive been planning my boost gauge install for too long mostly b/c i dont really know what im doing, this takes alot of the guesswork out.


    here's what i plan..



    using the same method you did just different mounting...


    thanks again, think i'll try it the wk end (my mechanic quoted me 80 to install so might save a few quid)
    I've had my center console out a few times so if you need any advice or info, feel free to ask. I could have got you the same type of pipe as I used, its nice and stiff, makes it easier to thread through. The pipe that comes with the gauge may be too short too, you will need nearly 3M to get where you're thinking of putting it. Good luck with that mate, keep us posted
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    Quote Originally Posted by 960kg View Post
    This is mine cost a fiver, carbon fibre copy.....just need a better guage as this was in the garage knocking about!



    Where did you get the pod?
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    This is the same but 4.99 dearer, can`t find where mine come from, but this is identical.
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SINGLE-1-G...item5642e70bea


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