MINI Gen 2 Complete Gauge Pod Kit

THANK YOU for purchasing the MINI Gen 2 Complete Gauge Pod Kit from CravenSpeed. This product is made from the highest grade materials, and is guaranteed to be free from defects.

Parts Included:

  • 2 Gauges requested (Boost/Vac / Coolant Temp / Oil Pressure / Oil Temp / Volts)
  • All necessary wiring and senders
  • All necessary sender adapters and hardware
  • Gauge Pod Mounting Bracket and hardware
  • 2 Gauge Pods and hardware
  • Brass Tubing
  • Zipties

Tools Required:

  • Ratchet Wrench with Metric Sockets
  • Masking Tape
  • Philips and Standard Head Screwdrivers
  • Transfer Pump or Siphon
  • Clean Rag or Plastic Bag
  • T20 T25 and T30 Torx drivers
  • 3/16 Hex Wrench
  • Adjustable Wrench
  • Trim Panel Removal Tool (standard screwdriver will work with caution)
  • Cordless Drill with 3/16 and ¼ Drill Bits
  • Rotary Tool with Cut-off Disc Attachment (Dremel)
  • 12v Test Light
  • Wire Strippers
  • Wire Connector Crimper Tool
  • Hose Cutter (coolant gauge install only)

This kit is suitable for for R56, R58, R59, and R60 with Refresh Engines (2011+)

Please read instructions completely before installing. These instructions contain the information required to install a variety of gauges, so some of the information may not pertain to your build.


• ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GLASSES.

• Install gauges only when engine is cool and ignition is off.

• Make sure all necessary tools, materials, and parts are on hand.

• Disconnect negative (-) battery cable before installing gauge.

• Make sure mounting location does not impair visibility or interfere with driving.

• If you must drill, always check behind the mounting location for any wiring or components before doing so.

Procedure

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Preparation for Installation of Sender(s)

    1. Determine routing for PVC tubing for Boost and/or wiring for Oil Pressure, Water Pressure, Oil Temp, or Water Temp gauge(s)

    2. Remove both windshield wipers. Be sure to mark the wiper location on the windshield with masking tape. Flip up the nut covers and remove the nut on each wiper. The wipers are taper-fit and need to be pulled off. They should be fairly tight, so it will take some pulling and rocking, etc. to get them to come loose. Be careful to keep the wiper spring from jumping from the wiper assembly. If the spring disconnects, you will have some difficulty reattaching it.

    3. After the wipers have been removed you will be able to remove the two 10mm nuts holding the cowl cover in place and have access to the hole in the firewall. We find that it is fairly easy to feed the new wires through the same firewall hole that the hood latch uses.

Prep for Boost, Water Temp and Oil PSI Gauge Adapter Installation

    1. Use a flathead screwdriver to loosen the hose clamps on the hose connecting the airbox to the intake on the turbo. Pull the hose back from the air box.

    2. Loosen the hose clamp around the intake hose connected to the air filter box.

    3. Unplug the MAF sensor and place the intake tube to the side.

    4. Loosen the hose clamp around the intake hose connecting the turbo to the intercooler.

    5. Now loosen the hose clamp that is down the hose near the intercooler. Remove the hose and set aside.

    6. Drain the coolant expansion tank using a transfer pump or by siphoning. Alternatively, the coolant can be drained into a pan placed below the car by disconnecting the hose on the bottom of the tank (this method can get a bit messy).

    7. Once the coolant expansion tank and tubes connected to it are empty, go ahead and remove the tank itself by removing the 2 bolts and disconnecting all tubing.

    8. Detach the engine cooling fan for the oil pressure gauge installation. Do this by first disconnecting the wiring harness attached to the fan. Next remove the 2 retainer bolts. One is located on the top of the fan and the second is located on the bottom. You may have to access the bottom bolt from underneath the car. Move the fan to the side.

Install the Tapless Oil Pressure Adapter

    1. Locate the factory Oil Pressure Sensor – it is behind the plastic oil filter cover on the oil filter housing. It is brass with a black plastic connector on the end.

    2. Remove the wiring connector by pushing on the plastic tab and gently pulling it off the factory oil pressure sensor.

    3. Remove the factory sensor by using a 24mm deep well socket and wrench.

    4. It is a good idea to keep this sensor clean after removal by wrapping it in a rag or placing it into a clean plastic bag.

    5. Tightly insert one of the included 1/8 npt plugs into the tapless adapter part #1. Next put the rubber gasket ring onto the male end of the adapter and tightly insert it into the factory Oil Pressure Sensor cavity.

    6. Insert the factory oil pressure sensor into the end of the adapter.

    7. Choose the most accessible port on the adapter and remove this plug.

    8. Connect the straight ⅛ npt compression fitting to the open port on the adapter. It is recommended to use teflon tape or some other oil-resistant thread sealant.

    9. Attach the included brass tubing to the compression fitting and then add the female 1/8 npt compression fitting to the end of this tubing. It may be necessary to bend the remote tube at up to a 45 degree angle before attaching in order to avoid obstruction of the oil filter cover. (Make sure to install the remote tube after the tapless has been installed, unlike the illustration below) Be very careful bending the remote tube - always do it slowly and do not overbend or crimp the tube.

    10. Route the copper remote tube up between the turbo inlets and toward the front of the car. Take care to avoid the hood latch mechanism.

    11. Attach the sending unit from the included gauge to the female end of the compression fitting and secure the sender to the lock bridge using the included zip ties.

    12. Reconnect the factory Oil Pressure Sensor wiring harness.

    13. Attach the gauge sensor wire to the sending unit. Run the sensor wire through the existing breakline slot in the cowl, and then through the hole in the firewall. Again, we find that it is fairly easy to share the firewall hole that the hood latch cable uses.

    14. Make sure to secure the wiring to prevent damage from sharp edges, moving parts, or hot engine components.

    15. Reinstall engine cooling fan, air intake hoses and coolant expansion tank.

    16. To finish with the Marshall gauge installation and wiring click here for instructions.