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Old 04-28-2016, 07:20 PM
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Fuel pressure gauge?

Hey guys, I am not looking for anything super fancy but I was wondering what kind of fuel pressure gauges people might be running or using for diagnostic purposes.

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For diagnostic purposes, you can plumb a 0 - 100 psi gauge into the fuel bowl and duct tape it to the outside of the windshield.

If you just want to keep an eye on things, you can either get a dedicated gauge, or a digital gauge/monitor that can see different inputs after you add a fuel pressure sending unit.

I've got an Aeroforce scangauge and sending unit that will monitor fuel pressure, as well as many other inputs.
 
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Old 04-28-2016, 08:48 PM
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I was looking at both options. I picked up a cheapo gauge that I plumbed into the fuel bowl with the adapter fitting and the schrader valve from Dieselorings. The only problems with that set up is it has a very short hose and it's a piece of crap gauge which fills with fuel and then leaks, lol.

Does anyone have a source for a manual gauge like I described? Since I have the adapter/schrader valve already it would be pretty simple to hook one up. I need one with a decent size hose and of good quality.

Thanks for the input F350-6.
 
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If it's your truck I'd recommend going all in on that and installing a permanent gauge. 99% of the time it's just confirming that all is well, but when the engine stumbles it can quickly solve half the diagnostics. Top drawer Isspro EV2 setup only $130.

Isn't your baby worth it?
 
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If it's your truck I'd recommend going all in on that and installing a permanent gauge. 99% of the time it's just confirming that all is well, but when the engine stumbles it can quickly solve half the diagnostics. Top drawer Isspro EV2 setup only $130.

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Lol, my baby sure is worth it....my actual baby which is on the way. Rofl and my other one already here. That's currently where my money goes. But I do agree with what you're saying, the fuel pressure on these beasts is so crucial it pays to have something constant to reference.

All the info and advice for this is a positive and it's these kind of suggestions that I do want, so thank you for your input I'll keep that in mind for down the road when I get a few more things fixed up on the truck. Believe me if I had the dough I'd invest in the good stuff.
 
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I use glow shift gauges, they do get bashed by people, but they are a cheaper alternative and I have had no issues out of mine in the two years I have had them installed.
 
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I use glow shift gauges, they do get bashed by people, but they are a cheaper alternative and I have had no issues out of mine in the two years I have had them installed.
Good to read this . I'm thinking about picking up one of their fuel pressure gauges.Any pics of your set up?
 
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I also went with a GlowShift Max Tow fuel pressure gauge and have had no problems with it for over one year it's been installed. I did have some installation questions about dimming the gauge and called GlowShift, they were very helpful and professional to talk with.
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I use glow shift gauges, they do get bashed by people, but they are a cheaper alternative and I have had no issues out of mine in the two years I have had them installed.
Awesome, thanks. I'll check into them. I would also like to see pics of people's gauge setup, it may help me pull the trigger on one of these options.
 
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My glow shift gauges work great, but I'm on my 3rd fuel pressure sensor and my second oil pressure sensor. The fuel pressure sensor is good for about a year and starts reading high (100 psi) when it goes bad. Oil pressure sensor lasted 2.5 years and reads low (0 psi) when it goes bad.
 
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That's some good information to have.
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Sorry had to get off work before I could snap a pic. The top one is the fuel pressure then the trans temp, boost and finally EGT. I got the set, and the pod off amazon. It wasn't too bad a price at all if I remember correctly.
 
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Not sure if the pic uploaded from the GT app. Please let me know if it didn't?
 
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I do not see any pictures.
 
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Not sure if the pic uploaded from the GT app. Please let me know if it didn't?
Hey Rikster, I don't see a pic either. Thanks for the info guys.
 

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