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Boost gauge access
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Anybody out there with a 1.4L know where I might easily tap into the intake manifold for a vac gauge? Nothing obvious to me except the brake booster which the gauge mfr says not to do. Looks like a dismount and drill job which seems way too much trouble at this juncture. If I take it off for some other real reason, yeah, but no.
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(03-14-2021, 04:04 PM)Fiddyfoe Wrote:  Anybody out there with a 1.4L know where I might easily tap into the intake manifold for a vac gauge? Nothing obvious to me except the brake booster which the gauge mfr says not to do. Looks like a dismount and drill job which seems way too much trouble at this juncture. If I take it off for some other real reason, yeah, but no.
I installed the Vanderhall boost gauge, and it works fine.  It is easy to connect to the daisy chain of connectors under the cowling (under windshield), which go to all the gauges.  I posted about the installation on this forum.  FYI, my initial difficulty with installation was due to having a defective gauge, which my dealer said was not the problem - it was.  My install was in a 2018 Venice, and I had to cut a new hole in the dash.
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(03-14-2021, 05:43 PM)coolwhip Wrote:  
(03-14-2021, 04:04 PM)Fiddyfoe Wrote:  Anybody out there with a 1.4L know where I might easily tap into the intake manifold for a vac gauge? Nothing obvious to me except the brake booster which the gauge mfr says not to do. Looks like a dismount and drill job which seems way too much trouble at this juncture. If I take it off for some other real reason, yeah, but no.
I installed the Vanderhall boost gauge, and it works fine.  It is easy to connect to the daisy chain of connectors under the cowling (under windshield), which go to all the gauges.  I posted about the installation on this forum.  FYI, my initial difficulty with installation was due to having a defective gauge, which my dealer said was not the problem - it was.  My install was in a 2018 Venice, and I had to cut a new hole in the dash.
I’ve been under the cowling several times and noticed no vac lines, of course I was fixing the amp, laying wire for add-ons and hose for my oil press gauge and was somewhat narrow of vision. What on Earth do they go to? Can’t think of anything off the top of my head that needs vac under the cowling. The plenum flap is manual and everything else is electrical exc my oil gauge tubing. Aha, just reread your post and it appears your gauge is electrical? Mine is vac actuated and is non-Vanderhall so I need access to the manifold. I think we may have been talking apples/oranges. My original question still stands. Manifold vac access?
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If you looking to install a boost gauge - Under the intake is a black hose with a green stripe - Tap into that.
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