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On my 1997 Suburban 6.5 I am going with TD edit Non site sponsor vendor link removed
gauges because I like the warning lights.

The boost gauge comes with the T fitting for the vacuum line. I need the fitting to tap into the turbo pipe. What fitting do I need to get? Which one from Summit fort he boost? Or where can I get a cheep fitting?

Non site sponsor vendor link removedThe Pyro/ETG gauge sender comes with the gauge. Do I just drill and tap this into the exhaust manifold? No special fitting?

I am also using there oil temp gauge as the trans temp gauge. Where do I tap this into? Special fitting?

Where should I set the warning values at for each gauge

Anything else?

I am going with the Heath stage 2

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Thanks Mike
 

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Pleasefill out your signature. It aids us in helping you by knowing what truck you have, S or F VIN etc. As for your question, are you getting the boost/vac guage combo? If just the boost gauge itself all you need is:

1/8" line (should come with gauge)
1 1/8" compression x female pipe thread (screws into back of gauge, should also be included)
1 1/8" compression x male pipe thread (screws into plenum after tapping, might not be included- (was not with mine))

I got mine at a local NAPA's, but you should be able to get them at any autoparts store or some hardware stores.
I think this should do it for your boost gauge:

As for your pyro gauge it should come with a sending unit similar to the one shown here:
All you need to do is drill and tap the manifold for 1/8 pipe thread (that is what mine was anyways) then run your wiring to the cab and wherever you want to mount them.

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Check this out when you install your pyro.
http://www.dieselplace.com/forum/showthread.php?t=34248&page=1&pp=10

As for your other questions about trans and oil temp I can't help you there since I have never installed these before, but im sure someone on here can help you with that.

If you have any other questions feel free to ask.

Jacob
 

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Trans temp sender gets installed in the pressure test port above the shift linkage....
 

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Guage fitttings

With the heath stage 2 your get rid of the vacuum and pully and use a manual boost controller. You need a smaller serp belt. Not sure of the part number, but it might be 061000 gates belt. This boost guage is an electrical guage so the tapped in line goes into a converter that gets mounted that comes with the guage and sends an electrical signal to the boost guage.

I am hoping the pyro guage sender tapps in the same and now I see the trans temp has a plug location that you can use, but I am unsure if the sender that come with this guage will fit.

http://www.dieselplace.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=14957&d=1139354107

http://www.dieselplace.com/forum/showthread.php?t=61854&page=3&highlight=trans+temp+install
 

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The fitting (boost)

I have the clear plastic bendable hose that came with the boost gauge. The gauge kit did not come with a fitting you need to tap into the turbo intake. I went to the auto store and found a brass compression fitting that has one end 1/8 that you will screw into the tapped hole and the other end is 1/4 where the hose slides into. Apparently when you tighten this end for the hose the little round sleeve inside will crush somewhat around the hose to form a seal. Is this right? Will the plastic tube hose be sealed and hold in this type of fitting? The hose then goes into a converter that sends an electrical signal to the boost gauge.
 
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