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    Hey so I’m new to having a turbo and stuff that comes with it. But like what are these gauges on the left and right for? I know what the boost gauge is but like should I watch for these or what should they be at while driving ?
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    Left guage is oil temperature and right is oil pressure. I've heard they're calculated values though, not actually taken from sensors or anything.
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    Dont get into heavy boost until the left gauge is to the first notch, the far right one will be pegged to the right as well until the car is warmed (cold oil = extra pressure.) Also, if you notice the right gauge in the red or suddenly drops towards it, shut your car off right away, something not good probably just happened. Oil pressure is typically a good thing, lack of it means your oil left the building
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    Also stay out the boost, unless you are over 3,000 rpm as a good rule.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmst3 View Post
    Left guage is oil temperature and right is oil pressure. I've heard they're calculated values though, not actually taken from sensors or anything.
    Boost is accurate, oil temp is calculated.

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    In warm weather, oil temp generally settles just below half way (like it is in your photo). If you're really whipping ass in the heat, it might occasionally scoot slightly above the half way mark but it will drop back down when you let it cool off a bit.

    Oil pressure will be high on a cold start and then settle down once things have circulated.
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    Thank you all for the help I wanted to make sure I knew what they were and did lol! I realized since it’s still all stock that I don’t get boost until I really lay into the gas pedal and I go above like 2800-3200 rpm

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    and stay off boost in low rpms in 5th and 6th, aka dont floor in while coasting in 5th or 6th, drop to 4th if you need power. boost in 5th is fine if you are coming from high rpms in 4th
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    Like everyone else said, just make sure your oil temp is at the first notch before hitting boost (if you can help it) and as long as your oil pressure doesn't suddenly drop you have nothing to worry about.

    Side note, these are the kinds of questions these gauges got remove from dashboards because people didn't know what they were looking at haha. But good for you for asking the question, the more knowledgeable you can be, the longer your car will last and the happier you'll be with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PDXslowboi View Post
    Like everyone else said, just make sure your oil temp is at the first notch before hitting boost (if you can help it) and as long as your oil pressure doesn't suddenly drop you have nothing to worry about.

    Side note, these are the kinds of questions these gauges got remove from dashboards because people didn't know what they were looking at haha. But good for you for asking the question, the more knowledgeable you can be, the longer your car will last and the happier you'll be with it.
    Yes I always like to know the ins and outs of a car and what comes with having a turbo and what not. I wanna make this baby last so I don’t wanna mod the **** outta it but some internal upgrades to make it last longer would be nice any suggestions?

 

 
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