Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Gauges

  
  1. #1
    Status
    Offline
    inmyvain's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    3,705
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Gauges

    any body recomend me some gauges for my mk4gsi?
    im wanting a boost guage,oil pressure gauge and maybe a volt gauge..
    if this is a repeated thread just link me in the right direction so i can see what others are using.
    cheers

  2. #2
    Status
    Offline
    montyfox's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    7,434
    Mentioned in
    1 Post(s)
    Quoted
    1 Post(s)
    Gauge questions get asked on a regular basis so it seems, but my volt, boost and oil pressure gauges are in here Gauges fitted... ( 1 2) .

    They are autometer gauges and I chose them because they sort of match the heater dials. I got the from the US when we were getting over $2 to the £.

  3. #3
    Status
    Offline
    inmyvain's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    3,705
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    nice one montyfox,gauges look well cool too

  4. #4
    Status
    Offline
    AndyM's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    2,675
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    I've also got an Autometer boost guage, mine also came from the States, very happy with it.

    http://www.astraownersclub.com/vb/sh...3&postcount=18

  5. #5
    Status
    Offline
    spok's Avatar
    AOC Regular
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    260
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    wouldn't bother with the voltage one. you would soon know if the alternator went. if thats what you would be fitting it for.
    id get the air fuel ratio guage or an inlet temp one. they are more important.
    or get a scanguage for both and a few extras.
    up to you though.

    think i had the autometer in mine and they were good with mutiple colour options which was handy when i changed my stereo.
    bye the way i dont like star trek

  6. #6
    Status
    Offline
    inmyvain's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    3,705
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    do you know which particular autometer series you went for? think im going to stick with the boost and oil pressure gauges to start with then add a wideband air/fuel gauge...
    also there seems to be mechanical and electrical gauges on a site i was looking at...i take it the latter is what i would need...

  7. #7
    Status
    Offline
    spok's Avatar
    AOC Regular
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    260
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    if by mechanical you mean the clock type(analogue) then it doesnt matter. whichever you prefer. they work the same way just have different displays.
    bye the way i dont like star trek

  8. #8
    Status
    Offline
    nyzrox's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    1,675
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

  9. #9
    Status
    Offline
    montyfox's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    7,434
    Mentioned in
    1 Post(s)
    Quoted
    1 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by inmyvain View Post
    do you know which particular autometer series you went for? think im going to stick with the boost and oil pressure gauges to start with then add a wideband air/fuel gauge...
    also there seems to be mechanical and electrical gauges on a site i was looking at...i take it the latter is what i would need...

    They were the traditional chrome series, because they had bright chrome surrounds,(not brushed finish) red dials and the faces and matched the heater dials etc. Like I said, these were not available from UK vendors at the time so I had them imported, they may be available in the UK now, check Realsteels website or ebay.

    The boost gauge is mechanical, the pressure gauge is electric as is the voltgauge , BTW, the voltgauge isn't all about seeing what the alternator is doing, you'd be surprised what a poor battery will **** up!

    Checkout egauges, fitment instructions are on there to help you choose between mechanical or electric type gauges.

    If you get an AFR gauge, get a good one, otherwise you end up with a gauge that you can't really read from but gives a good impersonation of disco lights!

    The scangauge is also a good suggestion.

  10. #10
    Status
    Offline
    881thomas's Avatar
    AOC Regular
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    281
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    i fitted some gauges for trez, if you ask him he will send you a pic!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •