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Anyone have a boost gauge in their Mk6 TDI, or plan on getting one?

They have a few that are built right into the vents for GTIs, but the gauge measures vacuum, which is pretty useless for our cars. I'd rather a gauge that's full range is useable.
 

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Any new info on boost gauges for our TDIs? I got one in my Powerstroke truck and would like to have one in the TDI as well.

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The problem is apparently there is no convenient boost tap location on the 2.0CR engines like there was on the earlier TDI motors...I'm not thrilled about the idea of drilling/tapping the plastic I/C piping for boost. Until someone can figure out a better way to tap boost for a gauge, I'm going to hold off.
 

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I put a VDO boost guage in my '05 Beetle by tapping the plastic IC pipe. Actually I drilled a hole of the correct size and used the adapter as a tap. A little silicon sealant on the threads before it went in and it works like a charm. No leaks and hasn't fallen out in 30K+ miles. Looks like it was made to be there.
 

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I haven't spent much time looking under the hood, but the last time I looked I couldn't even find the IC tubes and intercooler. It must be buried underneath somewhere.
 

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In my humble opinion a boost gage on the VW TDI, is not required. I have one on my Cummins but do not see the need on the Jetta TDI. I do not tow my 5er with my TDI.

To me a boost gage is required to monitor the engine when you are using an aftermarket program to control the engine. The purpose of a boost gage is to insure you do not lift the head and fail a head gasket. Do too much boost that is provided by the aftermarket program. I do monitor the boost in my truck when towing in the mountains. This is to insure that I keep the boost under 35PSI. I do not have ARP head studs install, so I could fail a head gasket if I go over 35 psi.
Just My $0.02
Jim W.
 

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I ran into a post over on TDI Club and someone said they just tapped boost off the ASV?? how would you do that?
 

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I installed a cobalt boost guage and water temp guage on my MK6 TDI. I removed the plastic pipeing after the intercooler leading up to the intake. Drilled and taped into the pipe. I did alot of reseach it looks like the best option. Install took about 30min. Instructions are very similar to link - http://forums.jettamkv.com/viewtopic.php?f=61&t=4896

We do not have a fuel pressure regulator to tap into like older models.

There is a manufacture that make a replacement pipe with taps already installed, but I can't find the link again. If I find it ill post it
 

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Haven't seen the replacement pipe, but found another post by Pelican on TDIclub. He drilled and tapped into the ASV just below the EGR valve, seems like a better spot to me because your actually securing the tap into metal threads not plastic. I ordered a boost gauge and hopefully when I get around to installing it, I will take pictures and post a DIY thread. I'll keep everyone posted...
 
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