[s-cars] Boost Gauge, Pods, Autometer IC guage

Sean Douglas quattro20v at telus.net
Sat Nov 1 09:08:51 EST 2003

I looked into Omori too and found it hard to find someone who carries

The nice thing about Omori gauges is that they are truly backlit (not
sidelit like the VDO) and you can get them with a white face with red

They are more expensive, esp the electronic one, $160 IIRC.

This guy says he can get any Omori gauge, but I have no experience with



Sean Douglas
1997 Audi S6 - MTM Stage 1+
1990 Audi 90Q20V

> -----Original Message-----
> From: s-car-list-admin at audifans.com
> [mailto:s-car-list-admin at audifans.com] On Behalf Of Igor Kessel
> Sent: Saturday, November 01, 2003 6:11 AM
> To: '* S List'
> Subject: Re: [s-cars] Boost Gauge, Pods, Autometer IC guage
> Joseph Pizzimenti wrote:
> > They do make 2.0 bar units (~30 PSI), you just don't
> > see them there because it's predominately a Subie
> > website.
> >
> > http://www.omori-na.com/
> Joe, ma man, I'd stick to the trusty german VDO brand if I
> were you. Read this:
> "Please be advised that our manufacturer in Japan has made a
> decision to no longer supply the North American market with
> products and additional parts. The manufacturer has informed
> us "There is no need to worry about customer service,
> guarantees, dealership, promotion, etc." This is incredibly
> frustrating for us as we are here to provide products and
> support for the North American market. Unfortunately, when
> the manufacturer demonstrates that it has no interest in
> supporting the North American market any further, we are left
> with angry customers who are owed products, backorders that
> cannot be filled, warranty claims that go ignored, and no
> inventory of products to supply.
> At this time it needs to be made clear that Omori Meter North
> America is in NO WAY responsible for the situation that has
> transpired. The management of our manufacturer in Japan
> refuses to respond to our requests and demands for products
> we are owed. They show no interest in supporting the North
> American customer base we have developed. We have worked hard
> to provide all of our customers a tremendous level of
> service, but without manufacturer support we are left in a
> hopeless position."
> With the due apology to my friend Taka, I must admit that the
> Japanese manufacturers sometimes leave me speechless with
> their arrogant attitude towards the American consumer. I
> myself had contacted Omori several years ago, complemented
> them on the outstanding gauge design, stressed that at the
> time they were the only gauge maker on the market to offer
> the smallish 1.5" DIA gauges and asked about the shipping and
> payment terms. All in all I must have sent 3 to 4 e-mails to
> the address provided on their .jp web site. Not one of them
> (!) ever received as much as a one line answer.
> I can't help recalling my correspondence with Fumoto
> Engineering about the fitment (more like the lack of) of
> their valve into the 1.8t 20v AEB engine and the numerous
> thread and size and model number errors in their Audi
> applications and their missing out on a potentially huge
> market of the 1.8t engined cars. Basically I was told that I
> had no idea what I was talking about regarding Audis :), and
> that the 1.8t engine was never installed in the Golf, the
> Jetta and the Bug, and that the '96-97 S6 never existed on
> the face of the Earth and that in the S6 the oil drain thread
> was 12mm. Later on I found that all of the errors were
> quitely corrected, and the threaded adapter for the 1.8t
> engine was finally being offered.
> On to the gauges.
> My mailbox is awash with requests to send the pics of the A4
> Autometer pod with the white-faced VDO 150-206 installed into
> it mounted on the A-pillar of my UrS6. Perhaps either Jimmy
> or Darin would consider posting those pics on their
> respective web sites for everyone to see?
> --
> Igor Kessel
> two turbo quattros
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