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Old 12-11-2012, 03:01 PM
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I've been lurking in this section for a while. i recently purchased a '95 F-350 7.3.

i was reading that many people are using aftermarket temp gauges to monitor the engine better. making me wonder what good the stock temp gauge is?

can it be converted to a fuel level for the second tank?

just seems silly to have a wasted gauge, when it could do some good.

also it seems every one is wrapping copper around filters and pumps and such. this seems inefficient since there is cold air and snow (potentially) splashing up and stealing this heat. what if i was to build an insulated box and include a scrap yard heater core?

just a thought.

any thoughts are welcome
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:20 AM
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are those 2 thoughts just crazy?
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I use aftermarket gauges. Can't really answer the rest of your questions, I run biodiesel myself...
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thanks for the input. I've thought about bio but i think the wife would not appreciate a processor in the garage.

maybe i'm just dreaming.
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I put a modified soft-sided cooler over my VO filter(s) and copper coolant wrap in winter. But, without the insulation - that is the only thing under the truck that does NOT have slush and snow on it!

Dunno about the 1rst gen PSD's, but the coolant temp gauge on my trucks is just a suggestion. No need to make it into something else, redundancy is fine... While the needle may not move between 150 and 200*, it will tell you when yer overheating. Its rare for one of these trucks to run hot though. I've had a failed fan clutch and it took pulling steep grades in 110* Arizona heat to get coolant temps over 220* - then all I had to do was take my foot out of it and it cooled down.
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I've been lurking in this section for a while. i recently purchased a '95 F-350 7.3.

i was reading that many people are using aftermarket temp gauges to monitor the engine better. making me wonder what good the stock temp gauge is?

can it be converted to a fuel level for the second tank?
Sure it can, you just need to know the ohm range of that particular gauge and have a sending unit made to match it.

I'm using my dash fuel gauge for my D2 and WVO tank levels. I had Isppro make a custom sending unit for the ohm range of the factory gauge. Tied the wiring into a relay and when D2 fuel pump is powered on it reads that tank and same for WVO fuel pump.
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That is awesome, im waiting to hear back from some people about a supply so i hopefully will be spending much more time over here. I was thinking i would just moddify the existing sending unit to handle vo. Or is that a bad idea?
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