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Old 07-08-2010, 09:42 PM   #1
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Default EGT aguges - still relevant?

So I've already ordered solid state boost/vac and water temp gauges from Stack and might get an analog Stack lambda if they issue a black-faced version (this would supplement my LC-1 which is driving the MS-PNP); however, I'm debating whether to say enough is enough or if it's worth getting an EGT gauge as well.

I'm considering the Westach Quad EGT as it would help isolate any lean/rich issues associated with individual injectors.

Am I crazed ... paranoid? If I had a built motor I wouldn't hesitate as it's cheap insurance, but with a stock 1.6 with 70k it seems a bit silly.

I suppose the question is whether those of you who have EGT gauges have found them to be a useful secondary tool for tuning/diagnostics?

any input is appreciated.

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i have no experience, but i understand that EGT gauges are way too slow to assist with tuning. Diagnostics on the other hand should have some merit to it.
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dont crash trying to read four tiny EGT gauges.

and yes, they're relevant to know if your timing is close.
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