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Gauge questions, 03 6.0, what do I need?

Mornin, fellas.

New to the Ford world, so I'm a dummy, just like a newbie... I've been looking to see what gauges we need for the 6.0 that might be different than a Dodge (said a bad word, I know... )

I know I need EGT, Boost, Fuel pressure, tranny temp. I have seen mention of the oil temp and pressure gauge, and coolant temp gauge. Anything else? With Dodge it's important to monitor rail pressure, (pressure to the injectors on a high pressure common rail fuel system. ) Do you guys have something like that?

I looked at the Edge Insite CS and CTS, what are they missing? I could not find a list of what functions they monitor.

Any other suggestions would be welcome. Thanks!
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Fuel pressure is a "manual" gauge as it can't be monitored through the OBDII port. EGT can be added to some monitors for an additional fee, but I prefer a manual gauge on that one also. The Insite can monitor most functions on an 03--voltage and low/lubrication oil pressure not included.
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Tranny temp not as important as:

EGT
Water Temp (coolant temp)
Oil Temp
Fuel Pressure
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^ they pretty much hit all the gauges you'll need. I also went with a manual gauge for my pyro instead of hooking it up to my digital gauges.

Dont know if you already have a tuner but in case you were looking, check one of our kits out.
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Fuel pressure is a "manual" gauge as it can't be monitored through the OBDII port. EGT can be added to some monitors for an additional fee, but I prefer a manual gauge on that one also. The Insite can monitor most functions on an 03--voltage and low/lubrication oil pressure not included.
I was pretty confident that the ECM did not monitor actual pressure, however on some Edge models, you could put a 'T' in the line with a sender to the Edge. (the reason I asked if it did.)

I'm an analog guy myself.

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Tranny temp not as important as:

EGT
Water Temp (coolant temp)
Oil Temp
Fuel Pressure
I agree.

Why are the coolant temp and oil temp so important on these? I mean, I understand that you can't boil your coolant, but I watch my gauge on my dash cluster for coolant temp. Is the stock gauge not accurate?
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^ they pretty much hit all the gauges you'll need. I also went with a manual gauge for my pyro instead of hooking it up to my digital gauges.

Dont know if you already have a tuner but in case you were looking, check one of our kits out.
SCT X3 Custom Innovative Diesel Tunning/ Gauge Combo Kit
That looks like a pretty sweet deal... Thanks for the info.


Gents, thank you for your time.
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You NEED, pyro, trans and boost..others not at all. We have Isspro's best match for the dash. We also can get the other guages but no reason unless you want them. PM if I can help.

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the engine oil temp(eot) and engine coolant temp(ect) need to be compared against eachother. if the are more than 14 degrees apart, that is a sign of head gasket failure. but if your running studs and new hg, you dont really need to worry about it too much. but i watch eot and ect on my truck because i have stock head gasket and studs.
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the engine oil temp(eot) and engine coolant temp(ect) need to be compared against eachother. if the are more than 14 degrees apart, that is a sign of head gasket failure. but if your running studs and new hg, you dont really need to worry about it too much. but i watch eot and ect on my truck because i have stock head gasket and studs.
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the engine oil temp(eot) and engine coolant temp(ect) need to be compared against eachother. if the are more than 14 degrees apart, that is a sign of head gasket failure. but if your running studs and new hg, you dont really need to worry about it too much. but i watch eot and ect on my truck because i have stock head gasket and studs.
I would disagree here alittle bit, yes it will let you know if you have bad headgaskets but monitoring ECT and EOT is still important because your oil cooler can get plugged up.
I would argue that they are just as important as monitoring EGT's and Trans temp.
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