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Offline adam1234

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turbo Gauge
« on: October 29, 2012, 03:03:27 pm »
can you fit a Abarth 500 turbo Gauge to a abarth punto evo
« Last Edit: October 29, 2012, 03:18:05 pm by GTMartin »

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    Re: turbo Gauge
    « Reply #1 on: October 29, 2012, 03:52:51 pm »
    Why would you want to? they're not the prettiest of boost gauges (down right ugly if I'm honest) and you have a digital one on the dash?

    If you want an analogue one I feel you'd be better off finding a nice after market one

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    Re: turbo Gauge
    « Reply #2 on: October 29, 2012, 06:51:26 pm »
    never had a need to know what the turbo is boosting, once it stopped boosting and i didn't need a guage to tell me that,

    pointless little gadget :thumbd:

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    Re: turbo Gauge
    « Reply #3 on: October 30, 2012, 12:07:49 am »
    never had a need to know what the turbo is boosting, once it stopped boosting and i didn't need a guage to tell me that,

    pointless little gadget :thumbd:

    The only thing you need a turbo guage for is to show off to unknowing people that get in your car for the first time, that the car has a turbo in it :P

    Thats if they arent so deaf they cant here the induction whoosh and the bov psh
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    Re: turbo Gauge
    « Reply #4 on: January 11, 2013, 05:47:49 pm »
    There are plenty of boost gauges on the market that simply require a universal mounting pod and then use a T-piece normally supplied with the gauge and the wired into cars electrics somewhere, job done.

    Hardest thing is finding the best route from the engine bay into the cabin, on my 500 the garage ran it under the wing behind the indicator and then into the cabin, then the vacuum hose disappears and reappears from the corner of the steering column and is only visible if your Really looking for it
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    Re: turbo Gauge
    « Reply #5 on: January 11, 2013, 07:04:02 pm »
    There are a few gauges you can fit, for the moment I have just been using a bluetooth dongle and an application from Android market to show the sort of stuff I am interested in like boost, intake temp etc, does the job, split screen it with other handy applications etc, quite handy, basically got what I wanted from Abarth Telemetry thing that never showed up in UK.

    Great stuff, who doesn't like to sit there with excel looking at the data.... only me  :whistle:

    Was about to build a custom mount to fit in the pop port until I realized some bolt on tuning gear mucs up sensor readings so will have to think of something else.
    « Last Edit: January 11, 2013, 07:08:58 pm by sandys »

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    Re: turbo Gauge
    « Reply #6 on: February 03, 2013, 10:30:07 pm »
    I would be interested in details of the dongle and application. Is there a link I can access or a thread existing ? Keen to see the inlet temps !

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    Re: turbo Gauge
    « Reply #7 on: February 03, 2013, 10:43:52 pm »
    No worries, pick up one of these and the download a suitable application like torque etc. from android market.

    As mentioned if you use a tmc box or similar some readings won't be useful, for example boost and map sensors due to the way it works.

    Also note unless you rewire the dongle to switched live don't leave it connected it will drain battery of any car left for longish periods.
    « Last Edit: February 03, 2013, 10:45:53 pm by sandys »

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    « Reply #8 on: February 04, 2013, 07:13:42 am »
    Does anyone know if the Bluetooth dongles work with the iPhone 5? I have one sat in a drawer, just not sure which software is needed.
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