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    Fitting some gauges: which senders do i need

    I am going to be fitting some gauges in my spare din slot. I'm going to have a gauge for Boost, Oil Pressure, Oil Temp and Voltage.

    Which of these gauges will require senders? Oil Pressure and Temp only?

    Where do i fit the senders, will there be a place for them already? Or wire the Voltmeter in?

    Will the sender have to be a specific size?

    Would there be a more useful gauge to have than the ones i have suggested?
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    the volt gauge want to be wired to an ignition switch live,
    boost gauge is straight fowards, just t off the inlet manifold(normaly comes with the kit)
    oil pressure and temp are the hard ones! i fitted one to my corsa turbo and used a nova gte oil sender unit, you need to get the whole lot! i used the oil presser warning lamp hole and the fitted that back on the adapter.
    i no that the corsa isnt an astra! but vauxhall dont like to change there parts that much so it mite be worth a look at!
    hope this helps!

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    I fitted an oil temp gauge just over a month ago. I put the sender into the bango bolt which feed's the oil back into the sump from the turbo. u will have to drill the bolt out and tap the thread to the size of the sender unit. Hope's this help's u.

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    Yeah it does, thanks for your replies.

    I can see fitting these oil gauges is going to be a nightmare for me lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane_SRi
    Yeah it does, thanks for your replies.

    I can see fitting these oil gauges is going to be a nightmare for me lol
    I used to have oil temp, pressure and boost gauge in mine - but i was lazy and only had the boost gauge hooked up.

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    why would you want voltage??, when you can have something usefull like an AFR gauge or an EGT gauge that will help you keep an eye on how your car is running?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenC
    why would you want voltage??, when you can have something usefull like an AFR gauge or an EGT gauge that will help you keep an eye on how your car is running?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenC
    why would you want voltage??, when you can have something usefull like an AFR gauge or an EGT gauge that will help you keep an eye on how your car is running?
    A voltage gauge seemed easy enough to install and I needed to fill the spare hole with something.

    What is an AFR or EGT gauge?

    Finding gauges in the style I am looking for hasn't been easy, then finding 3 gauges that i need all of that same style has been near impossible.
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    Voltage guage seems a bit pointless to me, like ben said much better going to the effort of getting a AFR guage or something.

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    why not fit oil temp and pressure using a sandwich plate will make life so much easier?

    or is there a problems with these?

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