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Mantis Manometer

Post by wattsmonkey » Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:21 pm

I bought one! Dean absolutely lovely to deal with. Had to wait an age for UK customs to let me get my hands on it, currently in garage with pipes detangled and draining back into reservoir.

Will report findings.
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Re: Mantis Manometer

Post by raykoke » Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:37 pm

Cool!

I need to get around to borrowing one.

I have a feeling my TBs have never been balanced.

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Re: Mantis Manometer

Post by wattsmonkey » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:55 pm

Well, like it says on just about every post on MyE28 and elsewhere, this makes a marked difference to the running of the car. I had to arse about resetting the base idle speed, but I am extremely pleased with the results; so much so that I'll post a few videos once I've sorted out a way of doing that! I've been meaning to post a recording of the exhaust sound too.
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Re: Mantis Manometer

Post by Brucey » Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:22 pm

I thought you were going to build one....?

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Re: Mantis Manometer

Post by wattsmonkey » Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:35 pm

Yeah, I'm afraid I bottled it :oops:

I've got all the bits - hose, barbed connectors, securing nuts - but didn't get my head around what to use for the reservoir. Having seen the mantis one in the flesh I have a few ideas now.
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