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post #1 of 13 Old 10-27-2009, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
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Tee for installing boost line in map line

My truck came with aftermarket gauges when I bought it & they are all hooked up but the boost gauge. The gauge is in place, wiring is done & boost line is run to the engine bay. Just needs to be installed. I think I will go with teeing into the map line but I don't have a tee.

What kind of a tee do I need to get? Will any type of tee do or do you have to get a special one for this application?

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I typcially get a brass T that has 3 1/8" pipe female fittings on it. The fitting that comes with the gauge will go in the middle one and then you get two 1/8" pipe male to 1/4" hose barb fittings to go on either side. Cut the MAP line and install T and youre set! Don't forget to put some wire loom on the hose to the gauge to protect it and tidy it up.

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Thanks for the info. Sounds pretty simple but my problem is I don't have the fitting that came with the boost gauge. The previous owner installed these gauges & I never got the fitting from him. Is it the same type of fitting that a mechanical oil pressure gauge has? I assume it is a compression fitting. Hopefully I don't have to buy a whole new guage just to get the proper fitting. It is a Sunpro gauge by the way.

2001 f-350 ext.cab. 7.3 auto non dually. 262k miles. New HD tranny at 67,000 miles. Boost, EGT, Tranny temp gauges. 04/10 DIY check valve VO conversion. 20 plate FPHE,Fass HPFP set at 70 PSI,TIH, 10 micron spin on filter with coolant wrap, 150 micron prefilter, hrydraforce purge valve, 40 gallon greasecar tank with hotfox, SS braided hose to heads, Oil temp, pressure & fuel level gauges. 110K miles on grease. Monitoring with Torque.
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You should be able to get that fitting. It's just a 1/8" pipe male to 1/8" compression.

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Right. I am pretty sure I have seen them at my local hardware store. Should be pretty simple.

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Went to my local hardware store & found some parts to make it work. Got a galvinized water pipe tee ( couldn't find any brass ones), 2 male brass fittings to screw into the tee & a brass compression fitting for the gauge line. Spliced into the map line & it works.

Just one question though. I have never had a boost gauge before so this may be a dumb question but should the gauge be reading something the whole time the engine is running or only when your driving & coming on to her? Mine reads nothing when idling or driving normally. When I get on her the gauge reads from 8 to 12 psi & when I really get on her I have seen it as high as 18 psi. Does this sound normal?

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Sounds right for a truck that isnt tuned.

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Thank you.

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I'd tap it into the intake manifold

Typical cummins owner.

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Why is that a better spot then the map line? More accurate readings I'm guessing. If so how much of a difference will it make?

2001 f-350 ext.cab. 7.3 auto non dually. 262k miles. New HD tranny at 67,000 miles. Boost, EGT, Tranny temp gauges. 04/10 DIY check valve VO conversion. 20 plate FPHE,Fass HPFP set at 70 PSI,TIH, 10 micron spin on filter with coolant wrap, 150 micron prefilter, hrydraforce purge valve, 40 gallon greasecar tank with hotfox, SS braided hose to heads, Oil temp, pressure & fuel level gauges. 110K miles on grease. Monitoring with Torque.
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