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derek2079
08-21-2007, 05:30 PM
I need some boost gauge line and a kit that wont kink and do stupid stuff. Does this sort of thing exist?

sean1.8t
08-21-2007, 05:39 PM
nylon hose

derek2079
08-21-2007, 05:50 PM
Link me

aytheory
08-21-2007, 05:53 PM
http://www.42draftdesigns.com/

derek2079
08-21-2007, 06:46 PM
http://www.42draftdesigns.com/

I didnt see it on the site.

SFexBOY
08-21-2007, 06:57 PM
VW Passat vacuum line. Thats the only one I use.

derek2079
08-21-2007, 07:02 PM
Provide Links Please

mike-2ptzero
08-21-2007, 07:12 PM
Nylon hose is supplied with all Autometer boost gauges. I am sure any one that has bought a autometer gauge and didn't use the hose has it laying around somewhere.

derek2079
08-21-2007, 07:14 PM
I was mistaken because autometer nylon tubing is what i have been using and that is what has been my problem i am looking for something else.

mike-2ptzero
08-21-2007, 07:17 PM
I was mistaken because autometer nylon tubing is what i have been using and that is what has been my problem i am looking for something else.

How is it getting kinked on you? Have you tried just sliding normal rubber hose over the nylon tube?

derek2079
08-21-2007, 07:18 PM
How is it getting kinked on you? Have you tried just sliding normal rubber hose over the nylon tube?


Thats a good idea, where would i buy some rubber to fit nicely around the tubing?

Durkin
08-21-2007, 07:37 PM
http://www.ecstuning.com/stage/edpd/pagebuild_v2.cgi?make=Audi&engine=1.8T&model=B5%20A4&submodel=Quattro&category=General%20Purpose&subcategory=Hose

all the way at the bottom the vacuum hose..

that might work, i have the same tubing, but never had an issue with it... but i think that vacuum line would work.. maybe, someone could verify...

audiness
08-21-2007, 07:56 PM
my boost guage line is kinked pretty bad, but doesnt seem to affect it at all....

MikeWasHere05
08-21-2007, 09:16 PM
Are you talking about the hose from the T fitting to the boost gauge? I have some rubber tubing that came in a (pretty shitty actually) wiring/tubing kit I bought at Waterfest. Hasn't kinked on me yet...

rubez
08-22-2007, 02:06 PM
I just used that shitty nylon tubing that came with my Autometer gauge, and made sure to be careful and not kink it when I installed it... wasn't too hard really. Are you getting some funky readings because yours is kinked?

Monkeyboy
08-22-2007, 02:22 PM
just use @2 feet of the white nylon hose that comes with the gauge. this would go from the gauge to under the steering wheel area. The use vacuum hose for the rest. Shove the white nylon 'pigtail' @6-8" into the vacuum hose - then finish the run to your manifold with the vac hose. I had to clamp the area where the nylon was shoved into the vacuum hose to eliminate boost leak sounds.