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Old 03-15-2011, 01:54 AM
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can i use a compression gauge to check oil pressure?

hey guys i was wondering if i could use a compression gauge to check the hpop pressure ? plz let me know i dont want to spend no more then i have to i only have 674 dollars i can spend on the truck right now and i want to make every penny spent count im sure u powerstroke owners know what i mean lol
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Old 03-15-2011, 09:24 AM
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I dont think so, need a gauge that will read or handle 4000 psi. I know the hpop puts out lower pressures cranking and what not, but if it starts and you have a 500 psi gauge on there you will have a big mess and definately dont be holding onto it!
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:56 PM
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lol ok man thanks i apreciate it but yea i was wondering if it would be able to handle it i didnt think it would but do u know where i could get one for oil pressure ? i live in marion ohio so if anybody knows where i could get one in this area let me know plz i was thinking maybe sears but idk what do yall think???? thanks for the reply
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Probably your best be is to put it on a scanner and read it elcetronically. Hopefully you can find a shop that does diagnostics for free.
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Probably your best be is to put it on a scanner and read it elcetronically. Hopefully you can find a shop that does diagnostics for free.
If you can find one yes, if not a hydraulic gauge should work if ya can find that
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Old 03-15-2011, 02:47 PM
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I'll have to look but I read a right up somewhere using a hydraulic pressure gauge, a grease gun hose, and one adapter fitting.

Let me hunt around and I'll try and find it, I'm pretty sure it was on this site, or psn
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Old 03-16-2011, 03:51 PM
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ok thanks guys i apreciate all your help its nice having a site with smart ppl on it to turn to
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Bill and Garrett are smart....the rest of us guess real good hahaha
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Old 03-16-2011, 05:02 PM
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lmao well u are good guessers and i apreciate your guesses and your time but i have a question i got a haynes manual for diesels well for the 7.3 and it says the compression is 260 to 440 does that mean 260 is the lowest i should see?
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Old 03-16-2011, 05:04 PM
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Yeah that is pretty close, I cant remember the exact # but 225 rings a bell that if its lower than that it aint enough to fire the diesel
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