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Help Boost gauge instead of EGR

Hello !

So I've finally pulled the trigger and got a 1.9jtd GT. Awesome.

Now the question is how can I best tap in a boost gauge ? I've seen a few suggestions on drilling and tapping into the intake hose, one example of drilling and tapping into the throttle body.

However, if I plan to blank the EGR valve, is it possible to completely remove it and chuck it in the bin, and instead add a nipple on the blanking plate to measure boost ?

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However, if I plan to blank the EGR valve, is it possible to completely remove it and chuck it in the bin, and instead add a nipple on the blanking plate to measure boost ?
You might be able to remove the EGR valve from it's mounting position, but I believe most EGR delete maps just set the EGR to 0% open at all times.. If you remove the EGR valve completely you get an engine management error since it expects to find the solenoid there, even if it's not using it..

That being said, you could split the valve, then just reconnect the solenoid and tuck it away in the engine bay somewhere out of the way.. Should avoid the engine management errors, and give you free access to the blanking plate to drill/tap whatever you like!

You'll need to blank the EGR at the exhaust manifold too in that case, else you'll have a huge open ended exhaust leak in the engine bay!

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Aha, so a remap only defines the valve to a fixed position, not "deletes" it. That's a pity.

Are there other places where I could tap in to measure boost aside from the ones i mentioned?
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with egr maped out a 5w 8.2ohm resistor across the plug will keep ecu happy mines been on a good few years and its lighter than keeping the solenoid dangling.
i did try 0.5w circuit board resistors first but got too hot for my liking.
this is the type im using
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-8-2-ohm...oAAOxyf1dTJHKx

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Why not use the data from the existing map sensor and bluetooth to an electronic dash?
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I prefer analog gauges, and having a bluetooth thing plugged in all the time would drain the battery..
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Ok. Go from top turbo hose. Fitting the sender into the hose will be easy but I'm not sure the best root to cable your gauge or it's location in the dash.
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Damien has one fitted on his modified beast...

I believe he took a pressure line from the same stabbing that his water/meth unit picks up the boost pressure from.. On the elbow above the battery. Only difference is that he's running hard steel piping instead of flexi hose.
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