2nd Generation Specific 1986-1992 Discussion

Guages, in order of importance...

Old 02-24-2006, 06:22 PM
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before modding I want to do alot of maintenance and precautionary stuff for my 86 n/a FC



Which guages are most beneficial or important to keep track of.

What would you need / recommend, in what order, and why you should be aware of certain conditions. Plus where these readings should be on a fairly stock motor for optimum performance and the safest running conditions.



Im thinking my topic can later be edited and this would make a great sticky for newb's! Thanks...
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Old 02-24-2006, 06:24 PM
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temp and oil pressure
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Old 02-24-2006, 06:38 PM
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water temp, oil presure and temp. on a na are the most important
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Old 02-24-2006, 06:46 PM
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Ok, guys with experience want to add a basic explanation (for the inexperienced)

And what these readings should be on the na fc.

Also, any links to a "how-to" write up for the 7.



It would benefit alot.
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Old 02-24-2006, 07:00 PM
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If you're replacing your gauges, you'd want more accurate ones than stock... or are you just after lots of gauges?



The factory Water temp is an idiot-gauge; it only has cold, normal, and 'too late'



The factory Oil pressure SENDER is a joke, and the gauge is inaccurate.



There is no Oil temp gauge.







After those 3; buy an S-AFC and get A/F gauge and lastly EGT. Any other gauges and you're a ricer.
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Originally Posted by Liquid Anarchy' post='804052' date='Feb 24 2006, 06:00 PM



Any other gauges and you're a ricer.


Or Boosted.
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Old 02-25-2006, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Liquid Anarchy' post='804052' date='Feb 24 2006, 05:00 PM



After those 3; buy an S-AFC and get A/F gauge and lastly EGT. Any other gauges and you're a ricer.


Id say get the EGT before A/F. Hell skip A/F all together. Its just shiny garbage and isnt the most accurate in any form. im insane though so take from that what you will.
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Originally Posted by Jedi' post='804266' date='Feb 25 2006, 02:11 PM

Id say get the EGT before A/F. Hell skip A/F all together. Its just shiny garbage and isnt the most accurate in any form. im insane though so take from that what you will.


Your correct... a a/f guage is just for show.



So i was trying to put together some useful info... i got the basics laid out.

I know what guages are best and most beneficial in most applications. I wanted to see what would be the big things for the 7.



ALSO: What are the readings supposed to be within for each guage/measurement? THats the biggest thing that most dont know (and including myself on this one)
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Originally Posted by -Ryan-' post='804279' date='Feb 25 2006, 12:42 PM

Your correct... a a/f guage is just for show.



So i was trying to put together some useful info... i got the basics laid out.

I know what guages are best and most beneficial in most applications. I wanted to see what would be the big things for the 7.



ALSO: What are the readings supposed to be within for each guage/measurement? THats the biggest thing that most dont know (and including myself on this one)
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