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SHOthang 07-13-2007 03:40 PM

Boost Gauge Repair?
Was curious if there was a way to reset the '0' on an HKS boost gauge. I found one at the junkyard I work @ but I accidentally dropped it :crx: and now the needle is stuck @ 7psi. The only screw on the back just loosens up and moves the entire assembly around the casing. Am I screwed or is there some secret trick someone knows of?
Thanks in advance.
- Dave

3barboost 07-13-2007 03:46 PM

go to the local jeweller or watch repair
dont go at a peak time - and ask but offer to pay for efforts

SHOthang 07-16-2007 12:38 AM

Ended up fixing it myself. Removed the face by bending the metal face ring with a small screwdriver. Once the face was off, I just bent the spring back a bit and it works fine now. Hardest part was bending the face ring back on. Wasn't tough, just took a while.
Thanks for the advice anyway.

mazda/nissan 07-16-2007 01:32 AM

the internals aren't knocked up are they?

SHOthang 07-17-2007 04:23 PM

No, the internals seemed fine. It wasnt a big drop, just enough to make the spring connection bend a bit. So i bent it back. :)

mschlang 07-17-2007 05:49 PM

I had to do something similar with my Autometer gauge out of the box. It was optimistic by 2 psi. By gently prying a screwdriver in the back, I got the needle to zero out.

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