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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-04-2009, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
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I just my first truck, and am starting to throw some mods on her. Its got an intake and straight pipe and I'm looking at a chip now, so I wanna make sure I have gauges set up first. My question is where and how are the best places to install the sensors for the pyro and trans temp gauges? Is the downpipe best for the pyro? Just drill and put it in? I know its an amateur question but any advice helps. Thanks.

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Re: Gauge Installation

NOT IN THE DP!
for the pyro, there's a nice flat spot on the driver's side manifold. you want your readings to be pre-turbo. and you have to tap the hole too, so make sure you're using the right size bit for the tap, for the probe. clear as mud?
on the driver's side of the transmission there's a plug, about two thirds of the way forward... there's a pic on the intraweb, lemme see if I can find it.
boost-just tee into the MAP line.

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I prefer the Y pipe for the boost. It's pretty thin metal but if you put a overboost annhilator on the truck you won't have to worry about false readings.

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I prefer the Y pipe for the boost. It's pretty thin metal but if you put a overboost annhilator on the truck you won't have to worry about false readings.
Then you can remove the AIH at the same time. Improve air flow.
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Re: Gauge Installation

Here is a link to Diesel Manor's installation instructions with pictures. A great resource to review.....

http://dieselmanor.com/diy/PSD3-gauge/PSD73gauge-p1.htm

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I welded a bung on my up-pipe and installed the pyro there.

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He said Bung

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My pyro probe is clamped on my driver's side manifold. Seems to be fine to me...

I wouldn't want one in the down pipe. The charger is too much of a heat sink.

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Bung makes me laugh too (I need some bungin', did you get some bungin?)

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Here is a link to Diesel Manor's installation instructions with pictures. A great resource to review.....

http://dieselmanor.com/diy/PSD3-gauge/PSD73gauge-p1.htm


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