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      03-15-2012 02:28 PM #51
      Well then, why wait. I guess I need to pull the trigger on a Podi kit. With the metric scale....

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      03-15-2012 02:30 PM #52
      they are working on it but it'll be a while.... its like $20k to make a new mold
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      03-15-2012 02:32 PM #53
      if you guys don't want to do the modding yourself, I'll do it for free. You just have to pay shipping from me to you.
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      03-15-2012 02:34 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by Track5tar View Post
      if you guys don't want to do the modding yourself, I'll do it for free. You just have to pay shipping from me to you.
      Yes but if we use NINOSHIP then it's free shipping, yes? YES??

    5. 03-15-2012 02:37 PM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by Klaus_TDI View Post
      Well then, why wait. I guess I need to pull the trigger on a Podi kit. With the metric scale....
      The metric bar gauges have arrived and are selling fast to European customers.

      Here is what they new like of metric gauges look like and the BAR gauge is very nice


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      03-15-2012 02:40 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by MC Hammered View Post
      The metric bar gauges have arrived and are selling fast to European customers.

      Here is what they new like of metric gauges look like and the BAR gauge is very nice




    7. 03-15-2012 02:42 PM #57
      The metric gauges will be listed on the Podi site soon, right now reseller orders are being filled first.

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      03-15-2012 03:21 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by coderedcomputing View Post
      Yes but if we use NINOSHIP then it's free shipping, yes? YES??
      lmao. coupon only valid on podi's site
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      04-09-2012 11:55 AM #59
      i ordered mine! eeeek! finally can check something off the list that every turbocharged car should come with from the factory ill prob be dead after installing this as i will be paying attention to the gauge and not the road fora few days LOL
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      04-12-2012 08:09 PM #60
      So i got my podi gauge installed by my guy at the dealer and thus far im less than enthused. Maybe you guys with the gauges can chime in;

      1. Is the sending unit supposed to sound like a damn boost leak? My guy told me that its supposed to be placed away from heat, and thus he deemed it appropriate to install it underneath the dash and not in the engine bay. Everytime i get into boost i hear a loud hissing sound from inside the cabin now. Is this sending unit supposed to make noise like this? If it is ill have it moved into the engine bay.

      2. Why the hell is this, and i quote; "Anti reflective coated glass" so opaque? When i think AR coating im thinking my breitling or high end tag where the crystal seems to disappear. This doesnt even come close. I understand its glass and not saphire but it just seems really opaque to me (even after i took the glass out of the gauge and wiped it down inside and out with a microfiber cloth), you can tell a huge difference in translucence between the factory gauges and this pod, and the factory gauges aren't much to be proud of either--as far as throwing reflections. Take a look at these pics;

      Gauge without glass


      Glass


      Glass installed into gauge (i mean look at the difference of clarity between the factory gauges and podi, even on the part below where the podi is reflecting you can see that its nowhere as clear). I mean it almost looks as if there is like one of those protective pieces of plastic on the glass lens but i couldnt flake anything off of it. Is this what everyones looks like?


      3. Readings. Just want to compare to make sure i dont have any leaks or issues. From what i understand you are supposed to see -20inHg at idle and bit more when rolling under vaccum in gear. I am seeing -20inHG when in park at idle with AC off. If i cycle the A/C on im seeing between -17-18inHG (i think thats normal as you are applying a load with the compressor onto the crank through the belt drive, right?). When i am in Drive i am also seeing around -17-18inHG and maybe even as low as -16 when in drive, idling, w/ AC on. When rolling to a stop in gear i am seeing around -22-23inHg What are your readings like chaps?

      Vacuum in park (idle) A/C off


      Vacuum in park A/C ON


      4. Zero'ing of the gauge. My gauge doesn't seem to zero when i am in ACC before i fire her up. It seems to be just north of 0. I am anal as fack about things like this, and this drives me nuts.


      5. Overboost alarm. Am i a complete idiot or do the instructions show a different key combo than what is displayed on the remote? It shows to press the 'turbo' button and then 'FP' to set the overboost alarm, but where the hell is 'FP' on the remote? Am i blind or stupid?



      All in all if i could get these 5 issues resolved i'd think i'd be a happy camper. If anyone would like to chime in i would more than grateful (especially if someone from podi sees this and would like to help me w the issues). As it stands now im not too pleased for the $250 spent.
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      04-12-2012 08:55 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by slowhatch View Post
      Is the sending unit supposed to sound like a damn boost leak? My guy told me that its supposed to be placed away from heat, and thus he deemed it appropriate to install it underneath the dash and not in the engine bay. Everytime i get into boost i hear a loud hissing sound from inside the cabin now. Is this sending unit supposed to make noise like this? If it is ill have it moved into the engine bay.
      I've not heard of that method. Usually some law against engine vapors in the cabin so the sending unit has to be in the engine bay.
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      04-12-2012 09:23 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by slowhatch View Post
      So i got my podi gauge installed by my guy at the dealer and thus far im less than enthused. Maybe you guys with the gauges can chime in;

      1. Is the sending unit supposed to sound like a damn boost leak? My guy told me that its supposed to be placed away from heat, and thus he deemed it appropriate to install it underneath the dash and not in the engine bay. Everytime i get into boost i hear a loud hissing sound from inside the cabin now. Is this sending unit supposed to make noise like this? If it is ill have it moved into the engine bay.

      My sending unit is also installed under the dash. I don't have any loud hissing, maybe the hose is loose.

      2. Why the hell is this, and i quote; "Anti reflective coated glass" so opaque? When i think AR coating im thinking my breitling or high end tag where the crystal seems to disappear. This doesnt even come close. I understand its glass and not saphire but it just seems really opaque to me (even after i took the glass out of the gauge and wiped it down inside and out with a microfiber cloth), you can tell a huge difference in translucence between the factory gauges and this pod, and the factory gauges aren't much to be proud of either--as far as throwing reflections. Take a look at these pics;

      Glass installed into gauge (i mean look at the difference of clarity between the factory gauges and podi, even on the part below where the podi is reflecting you can see that its nowhere as clear). I mean it almost looks as if there is like one of those protective pieces of plastic on the glass lens but i couldnt flake anything off of it. Is this what everyones looks like?

      Yes mine has glare also, doesn't really bother me.

      3. Readings. Just want to compare to make sure i dont have any leaks or issues. From what i understand you are supposed to see -20inHg at idle and bit more when rolling under vaccum in gear. I am seeing -20inHG when in park at idle with AC off. If i cycle the A/C on im seeing between -17-18inHG (i think thats normal as you are applying a load with the compressor onto the crank through the belt drive, right?). When i am in Drive i am also seeing around -17-18inHG and maybe even as low as -16 when in drive, idling, w/ AC on. When rolling to a stop in gear i am seeing around -22-23inHg What are your readings like chaps?

      I'm reading -21 at idle & -17 to -18 with the A/C on


      4. Zero'ing of the gauge. My gauge doesn't seem to zero when i am in ACC before i fire her up. It seems to be just north of 0. I am anal as fack about things like this, and this drives me nuts.

      Mine zeros right at "0". maybe it has something to do with perhaps the hose is loose at the sender

      5. Overboost alarm. Am i a complete idiot or do the instructions show a different key combo than what is displayed on the remote? It shows to press the 'turbo' button and then 'FP' to set the overboost alarm, but where the hell is 'FP' on the remote? Am i blind or stupid?

      Not sure on this one. I set mine, but don't remember which button worked.

      All in all if i could get these 5 issues resolved i'd think i'd be a happy camper. If anyone would like to chime in i would more than grateful (especially if someone from podi sees this and would like to help me w the issues). As it stands now im not too pleased for the $250 spent.
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      04-12-2012 09:43 PM #63
      Ok well, i'll tell you one thing podi definitely gets an A+ for customer service. I called in and they didnt hesitate to answer any questions. They said mounting the sending unit inside the cabin is perfectly acceptable and that it shouldn't be making any noise. We definitely have a leak somewhere. Also the reason its not zero'ing out may be due to a bad ground, so im going to have my installer check the grounds and make sure the surface is clean and sanded to bare metal. On the issue of the opaqueness they said it's supposed to be like that and that its due to the anti-glare coating that the glass looks opaque like that from some angles---hmmm... i may just get a custom piece of glass and have it Anti reflective coated on both sides to remedy this problem. Last, to set the overboost alarm you press the 'WN' button if you dont have the 'FP' on your remote. Apparently they have started shipping new remotes but havent updated the instructions. Hopefully i can get the mechanical issues resolved tomorrow.
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    14. 04-13-2012 12:08 AM #64
      If you are hearing a hissing then there is a leak in the vacuum line somewhere.

      The sender is supposed to be located away from a heat source and can be installed in the cabin, please ensure you have the inline filter installed to protect the boost sender from airborne contaminants which will accumulate in the line as shown



      You can see how I have it installed in the picture below.



      The AR coating on the lens did make it slightly cloudy, but it is better than having an uncoated glass lens which would be totally unreadable under certain lighting conditions. If you wanted a clear uncoated glass lens I could dig one up in my office and send it to you.

      If you disconnect the vacuum line from the boost sender, key the car on the gauge should do its calibration sweep and then rest at zero. If it does not and you are not located below sea level or high up in the mountains then I ask that you check your ground locations.

      If possible use the same ground and power points for both the sender and the gauge. You can see how I wire up the harness and sender here, I also tuck them both behind the knee bolster



      The old remote controls had the button labeled F/P, the new version have the button label W/N

      Let me know what you find when you check your setup and let me know if the issues go away.

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      04-13-2012 03:18 AM #65
      ^^^^great example of he top notch service at PODI

      I'm going to send you a bottle of hand lotion as a thank you lol
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      04-13-2012 11:16 PM #66
      @ MC Hammered

      Thanks for the support man. So we got the leak fixed today we put a clamp on the sender's boost line and everything is quiet now. We also moved the grounds to somewhere with bare metal and i set the overboost alarm at 22psi. Everything seems to work perfect, i am consistently hitting 22psi and holding strong vacuum (-20-21inHg) at idle with the A/C off. After rolling around with this gauge for a day im really starting to love it more and more, its a very quality piece after i ironed out all the installation kinks. I really like how well the lighting matches the factory cluster, its spot on.

      The only thing i can complain about is we still havent been able to get the gauge to zero out properly on ACC start-up sweep. I am still seeing just a hair above zero just like with the previous pics (this is after relocating the grounds). If i could get that worked out i'd be in total bliss
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    17. 04-13-2012 11:26 PM #67
      I need you to disconnect the vacuum line from the boost sender and key the car on, if the needle still registers above/below zero then you can try carefully adjusting the sender using the following information:

      http://www.audizine.com/forum/showth...gher-elevation

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      04-14-2012 12:13 AM #68
      just to be clear, this is "V1", that i am supposed to adjust while in ACC until i am zero'd (with the vac line disconnected)?

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    19. 04-14-2012 01:04 PM #69
      If you have a green PCB that would be the one.

      If you have a tan PCB it would be the adjuster with VR1 label underneath it.

      Make sure you ground yourself before making any adjustments to discharge any static electricity, the adjustment screw will be very sensitive so a tiny change with the screwdriver is all that may be required.

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      04-27-2012 09:09 PM #70


      has anyone else had this happen? i sent my gauge head in yesterday for replacement under warranty. Podi gets an A+ for service. great gauge too.

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      04-29-2012 12:53 AM #71
      I never tried to adjust mine because sometimes it resets perfectly at zero on startup and other times its off like pictured above. I've just learned to live with it (love the gauge otherwise).

      @Birdman, good lord only 10psi? lol, i see like 23psi @ 2800rpm...
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      04-29-2012 01:03 AM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by slowhatch View Post
      I never tried to adjust mine because sometimes it resets perfectly at zero on startup and other times its off like pictured above. I've just learned to live with it (love the gauge otherwise).

      @Birdman, good lord only 10psi? lol, i see like 23psi @ 2800rpm...
      Lmao. I will be the one LOLing after i get my uni tune and dsg flash at wüste! My 2007 with apr stage 2 would hold at 20psi in 4th-6th

      On the plus side, its good to know that my gauge is accurate. 10psi is what the manufacturer tunes the car for.

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      01-28-2013 03:18 PM #73
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      If anyone is looking to purchase Podi and wants free shipping use this coupon code: NINOSHIP
      Thanks for the coupon! Saved me like $15!
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      Thanks for the coupon! Saved me like $15!
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      05-01-2015 02:37 PM #75
      Finally got around to ordering a Podi boost gauge a few months ago. Have been doing some research to avoid making it a super long install or even damaging the gauge. Still have a few questions I was hoping Podi would help me out with but have yet to return any of my messages. I'm hoping you guys can help out so I can finally get to enjoy this gauge.

      The Podi gauges recently sent out have a new wire collector box, which makes the install a lot easier (not having to splice and connect wires). Have been trying to figure out what each color wire is for. So far I have found…



      BLACK - connect to a solid chassis ground under the dashboard or directly to the negative terminal of the battery. You may need to expose the metal connection point under the dash by scraping or lightly sanding it.

      BLUE - connect this to a source of switched +12V power. This will usually be found at or near the ignition switch, and will usually have a relay wired through the ignition switch. An alternate source of this is a switched power line from a nearby light or accessory (radio, etc). If you are unsure that the wire can supply the power required for the instrument, then use an external relay.

      YELLOW - connect this to the positive terminal of the battery or a constant +12V power.

      Does anyone know what the orange wire connects to or if it's even used?

      Also, from your experience installing the gauge what is a good source of constant and switched +12V power, using the fuse box?


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