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Old 07-08-2010, 02:47 PM
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Question 2nd-Gen CravenSpeed Gauges: 2- vs 4-Pack?

I'm about to embark on purchasing / installing important gauges that MINI has too often overlooked.
However, I'm wondering if the 4-pack of gauges on the tach is going to look like too much of a cluster-f%$&.
Anyone have images / personal experiences on 2-gauge and/or versus the 4-gauge set-up?

Debating on:
2-guage: boost, and a.) oil temp or b.) water temp
4-gauge: boost, oil temp, oil pressure, water temp

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Old 07-08-2010, 05:40 PM
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I have gauges, I think i have all 4 of the ones that you want. Send me a PM if you are interested, they are all brand new.

I personally would go with 2, you can also use 3 of them if you want. but it is all personal pref.
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Old 07-08-2010, 11:10 PM
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On a boosted car, Boost and Oil Pressure are going to be your best friend aside from a wideband o2 monitor, but that's more if you plan on doing your own tuning.
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Old 07-14-2010, 10:21 PM
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Yeah, not needing a wide-band; but really how common is an oil pressure?
I'd figured oil temp would be more desired since the Mini has a no-pressure warning light.

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Old 07-16-2010, 11:55 PM
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Yeah, not needing a wide-band; but really how common is an oil pressure?
I'd figured oil temp would be more desired since the Mini has a no-pressure warning light.

- Erik
Well, you are probably already in trouble if you see that light pop on, especially at highway speed because things would be happening so fast on the inside or your engine. Since your turbo is oil fed to lubricate and "float" the center cartridge, you want to be able to monitor the pressure you're putting through it. If you should ever have any debris get into your oil, like metal flakes or dirt, the oil pressure guage would give you a good indication that something is wrong because the pressure will rocket up if there's an in-line restriction, or drop suddenly if there is a disruption in the system.

I've been building, boosting, and tuning my own cars since I was 17, so this is solely from my experience and the preferences I've developed in that time period. Good luck!
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