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fuel press. gauge..under hood or in cab?

whats up guys, well its been almost a year since i installed my ISSPRO gauges and i love them..worth the extra money im running the 3 pillar pod in the cab pyro, boost, tranny temp...

anyways tax return should be coming shortly, i'd like to treat myself to something that will also benefit the truck..i see most guys go for fuel pressure as their next gauge which makes sense to me since oil press, water temp are already covered on the stock dash...

do most of you guys just go with the under hood fuel press. gauge or the in cab one? personally i'd like to have the in cab one so i could actually read it while idling/under load etc...i see you end up paying alot extra for that though by needing the isolator kit and whatnot...

i guess im asking is it worth it to run the in cab gauge? i really like the isspro gauges and the kits they sell anyone running their fuel press kit? id like to get the single gauge pod for the steering column if i do end up running it in the cab...thanks

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Just so you know, oil press and ECT on the dash is just a dummy gauge. Not very accurate.
You could always get the 4 gauge pod for the pillar and run a fuel to there. I'd run the electric sender though, so that way you aren't even allowing fuel to leak from somewhere else.


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yea i was certain the stock gauges arent very accurate..whats this electric sender all about?

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Instead of routing a fuel filled line to an isolator (cause, I'm sure you know, you do not want a fuel filled line in your cab), you just put a pressure sensor right on the fuel bowl and no fuel filled lines are added.


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yes now i see what your saying..eliminating more areas where leaks can occur..i always thought mech. gauges were alot more accurate but i think it is smarter to do it this way and run wires instead of hoses...

can you recommend any electric fuel press. senders and gauges to go with them..i think isspro only has mechanical fuel gauges which sucks cause i guess i won't be able to match my current ones...

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Which isspro's do you have?


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i have the EV1 gauges black dial/black bezel/red pointer...after looking they do have an electrical fuel gauge kit in their EV2 gauges that will match..

ISSPRO R17044 EV2 Series Fuel Pressure Gauge at DieselManor

i like this seems alot less complicated..no fittings to worry about or anything just simple wiring..

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Exactly.
Pricey maybe, but safer.


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didn't want to start another thread on this but should i do three more gauges..fuel press, eot, and ect? i don't ever plan on doing any performance mods to the truck so is an eot gauge really necessary? how accurate is the dummy ect gauge? is it really worth installing another one?

i feel like fuel pressure is just a nice thing to know on any stock diesel...

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Fuel pressure and HPOP pressure would be good.
I have ECT. The dummy gauge is meh. I think by 150*F or so it shows pretty close to "operating temp." That should really be 180*F to 195*F. I have the 203*F Thermostat btw.
EOT really is no big deal. The oil coolers on 7.3s never really have issues except leaking.


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