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#1 nipper

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 10:11 PM

I have a hard to find 4 gauge cluster for my 2005 Outback. Now i always have bat, oil pressure, tranny emp gauges. So I have a hole to fill. I am leaning towards a vac gauge for hole #4. I thought about an oil temp gauge, and would be a pita to install, and really have never sen oil temp being an issue unless the car overheated. I see no need for an A/F ratio gauge in a non-turbo car. I would love an inclometer but havent found one that would fit a 52mm hole.

 

So what would you put in there?



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Posted 31 July 2013 - 10:18 PM

vacuum, you can use it to help save fuel.

 

shift light?

 

ammeter?


Edited by 1 Lucky Texan, 31 July 2013 - 10:19 PM.


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Posted 31 July 2013 - 10:38 PM

Sorry my bad, 4eat :), which oddly already has a shift light on the dash. 



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Posted 31 July 2013 - 11:59 PM

Hah! I was not sure what I was in for when I opened this thread.

 

I would say ammeter as well, see what that alternator is up to (or not up to). Oil temp could be neat, but helpful?

 

Maybe something AT related? Mount an anemometer?

 

BTW- Is this an A-pillar pod? I'm thinking pics will need to be shared, and soon. :)



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:15 AM

Oh no my dear friend (oh wait thats what politician say when they hate someones guts)....

 

This mounts on the dash, center, over the cubby.i loooked at a pillars but almost impossible to find for Legacies at a sane price and wasnt sure how they would play with the side airbags.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...9763#vi-content


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Posted 01 August 2013 - 01:49 AM

Inside air temp gauge!

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No, I'd probably go with the vacuum gauge. Much more versatile than any other gauge you can put there.

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 06:14 AM

mechanical Water temp gauge :)

 

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 09:32 AM

Very cool! It's really too bad it doesn't match the dash color, but oh well. Good point, forgot about all those crazy airbags on these 'new' cars. :)



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Posted 02 August 2013 - 09:44 AM

Its not installed yet so I am looking for paint that matches. I am not against getting some custom made :)



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Posted 02 August 2013 - 10:32 AM

howbout headgasket failure indacator guage lol

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 11:09 AM

howbout headgasket failure indacator guage lol

LOL!

Or just put a Rainbow in there!

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 03:49 PM

Put in a soda dispenser. That'd be awesome.



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Posted 02 August 2013 - 04:00 PM

RED BULL !!! So I can fly, and go splat, forget the soda

 

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 08:22 PM

I know TOONGA mentioned a mechanical water temp gauge (jokingly?) but how about an electrical coolant temp gauge? Isn't the one on the dash "buffered" by the ECU to pretty much point at the center unless the car is grossly overheating? It might be interesting to see what your actual coolant temp is. (Then again, you probably still have a scan gauge for that.) Just a thought. 



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Posted 02 August 2013 - 08:34 PM

If it's a turbo how about an exhaust temp gauge?



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Posted 02 August 2013 - 09:02 PM

Most factory gauges are buffered in the center. When electric cooling fans first came out, the old style temp gauges were too sensetive. Customers would complain about the wide swings of the temp gauge when the electric fans came on and off thinking something was wrong (wide in comparision to the relativly constant readings of a mechanical fan). And yes i have a scan gauge, that i need to find and see if it still works. I forget if it was in Blu when he drowned from Sandy or in my house.



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Posted 02 August 2013 - 09:02 PM

Non Turbo, i get in enough trouble as it is :)



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Posted 02 August 2013 - 11:12 PM

analog clock that doesn't work.



#19 nipper

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 11:13 PM

analog clock that doesn't work.

But that would make it british



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Posted 03 August 2013 - 08:02 PM

How about a licorice dispenser a la Wayne's World? :D

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 09:11 PM

I put a smiley in because I know how hard they can be to fit

 

 

installation on a v8 manifold

 

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 03:35 PM

And the winner is, a vacuum gauge!



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Posted 05 August 2013 - 03:36 PM

How about a licorice dispenser a la Wayne's World? :D

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If i liked licorice ... but damn i need to find something to go in that :)



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Posted 05 August 2013 - 10:48 PM

If i liked licorice ... but damn i need to find something to go in that :)

 

Dental floss?



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Posted 06 August 2013 - 10:03 AM

Or just liquor.

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