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Old 04-04-2013, 12:41 AM   #1
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worth it? seems pretty cheap. my crappy autometer is always off by 2psi and i need to upgrade.
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:13 AM   #2
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I'd contact autometer. I don't know who makes them for IPD, but I don't see them as being as good as autometer.
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:12 PM   #3
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worth it? seems pretty cheap. my crappy autometer is always off by 2psi and i need to upgrade.
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:39 PM   #4
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:43 PM   #5
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You can get the bourdon tube recalibrated by autometer if you send it back to them. I have one that's 4psi off
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:58 PM   #6
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You can get the bourdon tube recalibrated by autometer if you send it back to them. I have one that's 4psi off


$$? That gauge also has a dent in the side, I still want to get rid of it.
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:23 PM   #7
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Take of bezel, put needle in right position, bezel back on, win.
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:24 PM   #8
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Take of bezel, put needle in right position, bezel back on, win.

Tried, I couldn't get it off.
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:04 PM   #9
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$$? That gauge also has a dent in the side, I still want to get rid of it.
So buy another AutoMeter.
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:45 PM   #10
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the ipd one is big as ****. autometer
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the ipd one is big as ****. autometer
Does the iPd look better and not such add-on afterthought of an install?

(round peg in a square hole)
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:58 PM   #12
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I like my install. I can clean it up a bit, so it doesn't stretch the plastic its in slightly, but otherwise I like where it's at.

and I'm not buying autometer again.
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:43 PM   #13
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Does the iPd look better and not such add-on afterthought of an install?

(round peg in a square hole)
no its ugly haha. looks like a large autometer rpm guage
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:00 AM   #14
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Glowshift bro. Do it. I rock their gauges and they are awesome and accurate
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:17 AM   #15
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Looks factory and not tacky like those other gauges
http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...id=42957526782
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As a guy who's calibrated some air gauges, let me tell you: Industrial application pneumatic pressure gauges have a 2% of full scale tolerance across the entire scale as per ISO standard (I don't remember the number, let me get back to you.) Also, if your heater still blows through that vent, that could cause unnecessary fatigue on the gauge's spring, and moving the needle only might bring it back into calibration.
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Double post, sorry.

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As a guy who's calibrated some air gauges, let me tell you: Industrial application pneumatic pressure gauges have a 2% of full scale tolerance across the entire scale as per ISO standard (I don't remember the number, let me get back to you.) Also, if your heater still blows through that vent, that could cause unnecessary fatigue on the gauge's spring, and moving the needle only might bring it back into calibration.

it doesn't blow through that vent anymore, and the gauge read that much off when I took it out of the box new.
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Good thing on the vent, but yeah, I believe you. Lots of air gauges can't even be adjusted. The ones my company sell are either in or out of tolerance, but it's easier, because there's no vacuum scale, so zero is assumed.
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:17 AM   #20
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Looks factory and not tacky like those other gauges
http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...id=42957526782
This. And if you really want the full factory look, Dave Barton can do a gauge face to match.
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Looks factory and not tacky like those other gauges
http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...id=42957526782
word. got mine 2nd hand for $25. works perfect, looks like a gauge not like a toy.
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