Verify Your Supercharger Plenum Boost Pressure With A Gauge

Discussion in 'Superchargers, Turbos, Nitrous' started by Grumpy, Aug 16, 2020.

  1. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member


    maybe this is rather simplistic,but I can,t imagine running a super charger without a vacuum/boost plenum gauge along with,
    a oil pressure gauge,
    fuel pressure gauge,
    and ignition advance gauge
    and of course an OXYGEN sensor or two in the exhaust
    and ideally an exhaust backpressure gauge
    It just makes sense to monitor the engine functions,
    why not record a pressure /vacuum gauge reading on a plenum connection
    to get some facts vs assumptions ,
    get actual facts on boost in the plenum,from a
    hose connection to the intake plenum,
    as it relates to the tack rpms, thus you get actual boost vs what might be the miscalculated expected pressure.





    speedometer
    http://www.summitracing.com/parts/atm-5156/media/images
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    fuel level
    http://www.summitracing.com/parts/vdo-301106/overview/
    [​IMG]
    fuel pressure
    http://www.summitracing.com/parts/atm-3363
    [​IMG]
    tach/engine rpm
    http://www.summitracing.com/parts/vdo-333160/overview/
    [​IMG]
    oil pressure
    http://www.summitracing.com/parts/vdo-350104/overview/
    [​IMG]
    engine plenum vacuum
    http://www.summitracing.com/parts/vdo-150042/overview/
    [​IMG]
    oil temperature
    http://www.summitracing.com/parts/vdo-310106/overview/
    [​IMG]
    coolant temperature (plus fan on indicator light)
    http://www.summitracing.com/parts/vdo-310105/overview/
    [​IMG]
    trans fluid temperature (plus aux cooler fan on indicator light)
    http://www.summitracing.com/parts/vdo-310107/overview/
    [​IMG]
    battery voltage
    http://www.summitracing.com/parts/vdo-3 ... dia/images
    [​IMG]

    fuel/air ratio meter
    [​IMG]
    http://www.summitracing.com/parts/atm-3378
    EXHAUST GAS TEMPS, one for each exhaust collector bank
    really these are optional but nice to have

    [​IMG]
    http://www.enjukuracing.com/products/SG ... nheit.html

    https://www.glowshiftdirect.com/tin...MI_OmWzZ2g6wIVEfDACh3F4AQqEAQYAiABEgIA6fD_BwE

    https://www.onallcylinders.com/2013/02/15/blower-basics-part-2/

    https://theblowershop.com/tech-sheets/

    http://dyersblowers.com/pulley_boost_charts.html

    https://www.blowerdriveservice.com/TechnicalCharts

    http://garage.grumpysperformance.com/index.php?threads/intellitronix-gauges-take-a-look.12281/

    http://garage.grumpysperformance.co...-t-get-it-running-correctly.12495/#post-62966

    http://garage.grumpysperformance.com/index.php?threads/digital-dash-swap-questions.3399/#post-26865
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2020

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