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Old July 26th, 2013, 07:35 PM
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Boost/vacuum gauge

I'm ordering a boost gauge and thinking of getting a boost/vacuum. I know there should be no vacuum in a diesel but would it be wise to get a gauge that goes both ways?
My thought is it may help diagnose a clogged air filter or restriction in the future...thoughts?
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Old July 26th, 2013, 07:55 PM
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Steve:
Do you have an NA Diesel or something with a turbo?
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Old July 26th, 2013, 08:11 PM
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boost/vacuum

I am not sure how you would use a vacuum guage to help diagnose something as you would have to know where your baseline is for a perfectly running truck. I am running a stupid vacuum guage in my NAS v8 cause it matches my other set of guages...it is a "fuel economy guage" so if you try to drive by not going to full vacuum (open throttle) you at least can save .000001 mi per gallon

Steve I am not sure it would make a difference being force aspirated or not on the vacuum side.



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I'm ordering a boost gauge and thinking of getting a boost/vacuum. I know there should be no vacuum in a diesel but would it be wise to get a gauge that goes both ways?
My thought is it may help diagnose a clogged air filter or restriction in the future...thoughts?
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Old July 26th, 2013, 08:52 PM
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It's a 300tdi but I'm installing a vnt.
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Old July 27th, 2013, 07:19 AM
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A vacuum isn't really what you want to monitor air filter change intervals. You want an air filter monitor.
A lot of companies sell them. Here're some Wix.
http://www.wixfilters.com/Lookup/Par...spx?Part=24801
http://www.wixfilters.com/Lookup/Par...spx?Part=24800
http://www.wixfilters.com/Lookup/Par...spx?Part=24802
http://www.wixfilters.com/Lookup/Par...spx?Part=24804
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I have a Westach boost gauge. It does have maybe 2-3 psi on the vacuum side. My 2 cents would be is to not by a boost gauge with a scale that goes way beyond the boost psi that your turbo can produce.

http://westach.com/
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