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Title: Boost Gauge Rattle
Post by: kraut-sled on August 25, 2004, 03:33:08 PM
My Auto Meter boost gauge has developed a rattle in the gauge face under high boost.  How does one fix this issue and what caused it to begin with?

TIA
Title: Boost Gauge Rattle
Post by: 03Indigo on August 25, 2004, 04:21:03 PM
in line fuel filter helps to eliminate rattle...many have done it.

just a thought, but I don't have a gauge, so I really don't know
Title: Boost Gauge Rattle
Post by: jayryan on August 26, 2004, 06:14:46 AM
Try an anti-rattle t fitting. It's like $2 or something from 42 Draft Designs.
Title: Boost Gauge Rattle
Post by: madigan on August 26, 2004, 12:56:36 PM
FYI - Autometer gauges are designed not to rattle. VDO on the other hand, well... Not that there's anything wrong with VDO's. :P

Randy, it sounds like the gauge itself might be coming apart inside. I believe you can unscrew the cap and have a look inside. If that's not the case, well then I've been of no help...

Sorry.
Title: Boost Gauge Rattle
Post by: kraut-sled on August 26, 2004, 01:37:47 PM
I am going to disect it tonight...

I agree with you Mark - it is the gauge itself not the connection in the back.

We shall see....
Title: Boost Gauge Rattle
Post by: jayryan on August 26, 2004, 02:28:17 PM
Randy, I think it's your wheels again...oh, wait, that won't work this time...damn! :lol:
Title: Boost Gauge Rattle
Post by: kraut-sled on August 26, 2004, 03:31:33 PM
Do you think that is funny, Punk.

NO WHEELS FOR YOU!!!
Title: Boost Gauge Rattle
Post by: ColoradoB5 on September 13, 2004, 09:03:19 AM
Hey Randy, have you tried contacting Autometer?  They may have either a recommendation or may even warranty it!
Title: Boost Gauge Rattle
Post by: kraut-sled on September 13, 2004, 09:09:19 AM
I am in the process of trying to find the reciept for it.  I have pulled the whole thing appart adn I got no where.

I think it is time for a new one, hopefully free of charge.
Title: Boost Gauge Rattle
Post by: kt037 on September 13, 2004, 10:33:00 AM
i used a fuel filter for an gas powered RC car on mine (VDO mechanical). worked fine.
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is your mechanical or electronic? that make a big dif?

how old is this one? under warranty?

if out of warranty, you can do the Ghetto-warranty and buy the same one then return the old in the news packaging...
Title: Boost Gauge Rattle
Post by: kraut-sled on September 13, 2004, 10:37:56 AM
I put it in this April, so not too old.

The Ghetto-Warrenty might be the way to go if I cna not find the reciept.

As for it being mechanical or electric - I have no idea, I just work here...LOL