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Old 10-25-2012, 10:00 AM
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Wierd gauge question

I am needing to take some backprrssure readings in my truck to compare to boost pressure. My question is can I use an ELECTRICAL oil pressure gauge temporarily as a back pressure gauge? The only thing I am not sure of is ill be essentially using it as a air pressure gauge but the oil pressure sending unit it a fluid pressure sending unit
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What weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of sand. I think you have a good idea there.

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What weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of sand. I think you have a good idea there.

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I dont understand? do you think it will work or not, and a pound of sand lol
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What weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of sand. I think you have a good idea there.
At first I was confused by what you were saying but now I get it (I know I know, I'm kinda slow so please forgive me). I think this pretty much answers it.
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It should work. Pressure should be measurable as liquid or air in that sending unit.

Don't weigh sand, pound sand!

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... a pound of sand lol
I gotta ask, how does a pound of anything weigh more than a pound of anything else??
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I gotta ask, how does a pound of anything weigh more than a pound of anything else??
Exactly! So how is 20lbs of back pressure different than 20psi of oil pressure to an electric sending unit?

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Wow guys I feel like a total blonde it has been a long day lol I can't believe that sand feather post when over my head lol
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Wow guys I feel like a total blonde it has been a long day lol I can't believe that sand feather post when over my head lol
It's all good man. I'm the butt of many a joke at work ALL the time so don't feel bad. And pressure is pressure. It doesn't matter what fluid is producing the pressure. I know in the plant we measure both liquid and steam pressure with the same instruments.
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