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He guys, i am looking to add some gauges to my truck, want to add a EGT and Fuel pressure gauge, would like to add these gauges to the drivers pillar.
where do i buy these gauges? how hard are they to install?
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Are you already running something like a ScangaugeII or an Edge Insight. If not I can't suggest strongly enough that you consider them before going the route of separate gauges in an A pillar pod. You would need enough individual gauges in your truck that it would look like a jet c o c kpit to match the functionality of those monitors. Plus they are excellent diagnostic aids if you are having engine problems.

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Maybe he likes the Jet Co ckpit look.. Get a 03 turbo and a 5" exhaust and he can have the sound also...

But really if you already have a way to monitor your EOT and ECT you could just go the cheap route like I did and get a GlowShift combo kit. You can build your own 2-4 gauge kits with a A-piller pod. Just goto there site and check them out.. Or you could spend abit more money and get some nice gauges like autometer or Ess.. just do a search on F250 gauges and pods.

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for gauges I have a glowshift 3 in 1 it works fine and it was cheap but the digital pyro is very hard to read in sunlight. just my 2 cents.

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Pgreen, i am running a ScanguageII, but the scangauge does not measure EGT or fuel pressure
sharkdiver, thanks for the info, i will check it out
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I would buy GS again and I'd recommend them.

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Pgreen, i am running a ScanguageII, but the scangauge does not measure EGT or fuel pressure
sharkdiver, thanks for the info, i will check it out
That's the answer I was looking for. I also run extra gauges beside my Insight. Mine are Autometer GS series.
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I run an Edge Insight, and Autometer GS series gauges. I have 8 items I like to watch via the Insight, and the EGT, Trans Temp, Fuel Press, Oil Press, and Voltage on mechanical gauges. A couple of reasons I did this. First, I started a traditional gauge project before doing the research on the Insight. Second, things like EGT, Pressures, and Voltage can give me indications of no-start, or over heating issues if the Insight doesn't power up for any reason. Third, I found my gauges for about what Edge wanted the expandable EGT probe and Pressure lines for, and I prefer gauges to that little screen it has enough info on it as it is.
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i never have good luck with exhaust fittings, thats why i really dont want to drill and tap a "plug thread" into my exhaust manifold for a EGT sensor, besides plug threads SUCK. Any of yall use the egt "band clamp fitting" and drill a little 1/8" hole in the y pipe just past the drivers side manifold?
Or i could get a piece of pipe/plug threaded fitting and TIG weld it onto the exhaust manifold, then drill the 1/8" hole for the EGT probe, but that would require removal of the drivers side exhaust manifold.
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i never have good luck with exhaust fittings, thats why i really dont want to drill and tap a "plug thread" into my exhaust manifold for a EGT sensor, besides plug threads SUCK. Any of yall use the egt "band clamp fitting" and drill a little 1/8" hole in the y pipe just past the drivers side manifold?
Or i could get a piece of pipe/plug threaded fitting and TIG weld it onto the exhaust manifold, then drill the 1/8" hole for the EGT probe, but that would require removal of the drivers side exhaust manifold.
i used the "band clamp" on my truck, it has been on a little over a year and 20,000 miles and it survived a minnesota winter. so far no complaints. i half expect to have to replace it in the future though.

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