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Auto Meter Fuel presure sending unit

I purchased a Auto Meter fuel pressure gauge (3863) about 6 months ago. I noticed today when I go to WOT it drops to almost zero. It jumps around very erratically when dropping also. It's stays at about 62 PSI at idle. It is the sending unit that is connected directly to fuel bowl. I seem to remember a post that you get a braided hose extension and mount it to the firewall or body because of vibration. Could it be that sending is going bad? Help
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my gauge did that when I first instaled mine, I think it was the air because it stoped after a few miles.

not sure, the vibrations could do that.

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I purchased a Auto Meter fuel pressure gauge (3863) about 6 months ago. I noticed today when I go to WOT it drops to almost zero. It jumps around very erratically when dropping also. It's stays at about 62 PSI at idle. It is the sending unit that is connected directly to fuel bowl. I seem to remember a post that you get a braided hose extension and mount it to the firewall or body because of vibration. Could it be that sending is going bad? Help
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mine is goofy sometimes too, when i start it in the am when cold, at key on my psi is close to 80psi... but usually after the glow plug light goes out, it dips back to 65 which is normal, i think i get a small air pocket or something that makes my gauge read goofy, after that it doesnt do it anymore.

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Auto Meter is pleased to introduce new 2 5/8” Diameter gauges for the popular Cobalt, Sport-Comp II, Phantom II, and Ultra-Lite II series instruments. New larger size incorporates Hi-Def Through the Dial LED illumination and lit pointers that have made these lines proven favorites with racers and performance enthusiasts alike allowing for at a glance readings and improved size and type selection to build the perfect instrumentation set for your vehicle. Available in Short Sweep Electric, Full Sweep Mechanical, and Full Sweep Stepper Motor Electric with integrated Peak Recall and Programmable Alarm LED provide for all budgets and performance requirements. Look for hot rod and muscle car favorites such as Vacuum Gauges and15 psi Fuel Pressure for tuning carbureted applications, as well as traditional Oil Pressure, Water Temperature, Voltage Gauges, and many more performance favorites to help keep tabs your vehicle’s critical performance parameters.
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Auto Meter is pleased to introduce new 2 5/8” Diameter gauges for the popular Cobalt, Sport-Comp II, Phantom II, and Ultra-Lite II series instruments. New larger size incorporates Hi-Def Through the Dial LED illumination and lit pointers that have made these lines proven favorites with racers and performance enthusiasts alike allowing for at a glance readings and improved size and type selection to build the perfect instrumentation set for your vehicle. Available in Short Sweep Electric, Full Sweep Mechanical, and Full Sweep Stepper Motor Electric with integrated Peak Recall and Programmable Alarm LED provide for all budgets and performance requirements. Look for hot rod and muscle car favorites such as Vacuum Gauges and15 psi Fuel Pressure for tuning carbureted applications, as well as traditional Oil Pressure, Water Temperature, Voltage Gauges, and many more performance favorites to help keep tabs your vehicle’s critical performance parameters.
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Mine acts up too, thinking i need to relocate it off the fuel test port directly. I am going to try the braided hose and relocate it.

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