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GFB boost tap question
« on: June 20, 2021, 10:36:15 pm »
Anyone used the GFB boost tap  (I'm fitting a boost gauge) on a mk5 TFSI? I've ordered one but was thinking how does it actually secure in the manifold, looks like a pair of o-rings. My car has a BSH PCV delete so the pipe isn't there to go on the end of the boost tap.I don't want the thing flying out the first time it comes on boost!

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Re: GFB boost tap question
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2021, 10:45:55 pm »
It fits on the end of the inlet manifold there is a slot cut out on the boost tap that when pushed on turn it until it slots in place on the inlet manifold secured. If your running a pcv delete I think I've seen one blanked off on the end where the pipe would go to the breather, hope that makes sense.

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Re: GFB boost tap question
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2021, 10:50:26 pm »
Yes, mine is blocked off with a plastic cap where the pipe from pcv would usually go.  :happy2:
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Re: GFB boost tap question
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2021, 12:34:09 pm »
Use the same plastic cap on the boost tap should be ok

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Re: GFB boost tap question
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2021, 12:58:26 pm »
Yup, I guessed that.  :happy2:
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Re: GFB boost tap question
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2021, 01:08:45 am »
I would recommend this stepper motor gauge tapped into one of the blanked off holes in the intake manifold.  Matches the blue/red OEM lighting and way more accurate/quicker responding than a long vac line fed to a mechanical gauge.  I used this one on my VR6 Turbo and the peak boost recall button was a nice touch.

https://www.merlinmotorsport.co.uk/p/spa-professional-boost-pressure-gauge-1-to-2-5-bar-bp-1-25


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Re: GFB boost tap question
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2021, 01:36:53 am »
Already got the newsouth matching gauge from bar tek Germany.



https://www.bar-tek-tuning.com/boost-gauge-newsouth-performance
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