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Re: EGT Turbo Gauges,
Scott M. wrote:
> > My biggest gripe with the Audi Turbos is their complete
> lack of useful >gauges. A real boost gauge, along with
> oil temp and exhaust temp, and a >voltometer <Snip>
> Question is...where to put them?
> Hey, we don't need no stinkin badges, I mean gauges....
> Yes, the 5000TQ's don't have much in the way of gauges, the
> later 200's did add the oil temperature and voltmeter
> gauges. I recently mounted an AutoMeter boost gauge on the
> left A-Pillar which works out ok in the cosmetic and
> functional department. I think Igor and others mentioned
> using this setup. I plan on getting the calibration of this
> gauge checked as sometimes these things vary all over the
> map. The testing of intercooler and exhaust temps along
> with testing the exhaust, turbo in/out, intercooler out,
> and air box pressures is underway. This info will be used
> more for as a tuning tool and not an everyday display.
> Have fun
> Scott Mo.
The sad point in EGT setup for our beloved cars is that the data that we
get is only academic. We can't easely readjust our fule and ignition
systemst to compensate for lean mixture. Yes some of us modify and
upgrade fule destributors and wormup regulators but we still don't get
accurate performance. I once saw 10V Turbo using MB 8 cylinder fule
destributor. It ran rich at idle. There is no win with CIS. Installing it
and learning to interprite info is good experence.