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Does anyone know how hard and electric vacuum guage is to hook up? Or what's all involved? Can i just use and existing vacuum line? and put a t connector in or what?:shrug:
 

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An electric vacuum gauge? I didn't know they made one........the only one's I've ever seen were mechanical...Hmmm. Either way, they're fairly easy to hook up.
You can easily "t" into an existing vacuum line, but just make sure it's manifold pressure (after the throttle body) or you'll get all kinds of wierd readings.
 

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put the t and sender near the throttle body
its easy
 

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Thanks . Autometer makes an electric vacuum guage. Does anyone know if they work as good as a mechanical one?
 

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I can't see an electric one being any more accurate or faster than a standard one. In fact, I'd bet the standard one is better.

Is the price that much of a diff or are you unsure of tapping into your vaccuum? If it's the latter, the advantage of the gauge is you'll KNOW if you tapped in wrong (no vaccum reading)
 

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No i'll put it in but i'd rather have wires running through my firewall then a vacuum line but if the mechanical one is better then i'll probably go with that one?
 

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I don't think running a small vacuum hose through the firewall is such a big deal. You should be able to route the hose through one of the existing grommets in the firewall.

As for mechanical vs. electric gauge.......if it's anything like I've noticed with oil pressure gauges.....the mechanical ones seem to have a better response. I'm not sure if there's any difference with the vacuum gauges because I've never seen an electrical one before.

You should just hook it up. If you don't like it, you can always change it to a mechanical one later...........then post the electrical one on "For Sale" :biggrin:
 
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