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  1. 2001 e46 320d boost gauge fitting 
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    where is the easiest place to tap into to install it?

    i already have a 1 bar gauge from a previous car and fancy sticking it in
     
     

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    You'll need something bigger than that, up to 1.5 or 2 bar to get a nice swing.
     
     

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    ill not tell the wife you said that ill pretend im using the old one lol

    the super fow egr bypass has a nipple on it to fit a boost gauge so could i just drill/tap my egr and add a nipple?

    would i get asccurate reading from the egr?
     
     

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    "Also as a first incorporated is a stainless blanking plug that can be removed so that a boost gauge hose tail (included in fitting kit) can be fitted thus allowing a boost gauge to be fitted to the car with ease.
    A boost gauge fitted to a diesel engine is a good indicator to how the engine is performing."

    It should be fine, judging by what the seller says. It is an extra connection specifically for a boost gauge. The gauge itself should do all the damping needed.

    As standard, your engine will be making about 1.2-1.3 bar, so aim for a gauge that can display to to about 2 bar, so the needle doesn't end up hanging around on the low section.
     
     

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    its a bitch trying to find a pod to mount it,

    i think ill buy a centre console od for ae36 and see if i can modify it, either that or a single din pod and mod that
     
     

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