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Old 03-21-2007, 09:18 PM
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Connecting Fuel Gauge

Where is the best place to connect a fuel gage? I'm going to mount it under the hood.
Also, are the glow plug holes the same thread as standard spark plugs? I fabricated a compression tester and want to make sure it will work before pulling the valve cover.
What is the Schrader valve on the side of the regulator for?

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Another possible problem! Wrong Dipstick?

I found a post on andersonimprovements.com/hobbies/truck/oildipstickcorrection.html that references TSB 95-5-19 about 1994 and early 95 PowerStrokes having the wrong oil dipstick.
It states that Pt# 1820068C1 (as stamped on the dipstick) is the wrong one. This dipstick would show the oil level as full when it actually is 2 quarts low.

They recommend either making a new mark on the dipstick and adding 2 quarts of oil or replacing the dipstick with the correct one, (Pt.# 1824405C1) and adding 2 quarts of oil to bring it to the proper level.

It states this could cause a host of problems such as loss of power, hesitation, stumble, rough idle, stalling plus more.

I checked my dipstick and it is stamped with Pt.# 1826628C1, does anyone know if mine is correct for a 95 or should I contact a dealer to find out?
Help!!!

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I found a parts list on Dieselmann's page and it only lists 1 dipstick for a PowerStroke, (pt#1824405C1) it doesn't specify years or models. Does anyone know if they all use the same one or were different part numbers used on some?
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If you have the -68c1, you have the wrong one. I guess you could fill it 2qts above full and remark it instead of gettin a new one. I would get the right one as soon as i could, to eleminate further confsion. We had a 94.5 and the dealer replaced the dipstick when it was in for service.
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As for the fuel gauge, I removed my schrader valve and screwed in a TEE, 90, gauge, and put the schrader back in to be able to check the gauge's accuracy. I could not get my fuel pressure tester on the schrader valve before, anyway.


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I thought that would work, wasn't sure. My dipstick is Pt# 1826628C1 and the TSB doesn't mention that one.
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Yes, that's exactly what I wanted to do. Did you just go out and take that picture? Thank you very much. Do you know what size and thread the schrader valve is? Is it reg pipe thread or other?
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Yea, I figured it would be easier than me trying to type all those fittings.

It is 1/4" NPT thread, I think. It is standard pipe thread, I got mine at a local ACE hardware. Don't hold me to the size, I think it was 1/4" and the gauge was 3/8".
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Thanks again. I'm going out and see if I've got what I need. Might get that on there tonite.
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