Installing a Fuel Gauge? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-16-2010, 10:00 AM
Power Stroker
 

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Anderson SC
Posts: 1,001
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Skype™ to stroking 7.3
Installing a Fuel Gauge?

I want to install a fuel gauge. I don't even know where to start. I am a wana be DIY. Don't know much yet but am learning with every project. I have installed a FRx. Under the hood gauge will be fine. Need gauge recommendations, and what do I hook it too?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 08-16-2010, 04:25 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: BC Canada
Posts: 319
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
back of the fuel bowl lower right (from the front of the truck) is a plugged port, -4 or -5 ORB fitting, you'll need a ORB to NPT adapter then a NPT 90* and then the gauge will be in the valley but visible just over the fuel bowl
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 08-16-2010, 04:35 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 666
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Anyone got any pics of what this looks like where it mounts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 08-16-2010, 08:57 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: BC Canada
Posts: 319
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I found 2 pics





be aware, this is only good for setting and checking idle fuel pressure, which is not the most useful, I had mine in for 2 years or so, then I got an isolated in cab fuel pressure gauge and found my pressure was dropping significantly under load.

Last edited by Phiber Optik; 08-16-2010 at 09:01 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 12-02-2010, 12:41 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Westmoreland,Tn
Posts: 1,998
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phiber Optik View Post
I found 2 pics





be aware, this is only good for setting and checking idle fuel pressure, which is not the most useful, I had mine in for 2 years or so, then I got an isolated in cab fuel pressure gauge and found my pressure was dropping significantly under load.
How would I go about doing this (see in red) I am curious about my pressure under a load as well. Some times the truck just doesn't feel right when I put it under a load. Thanks.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 12-02-2010, 02:43 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bend, Or
Posts: 6,089
Thanks: 29
Thanked 38 Times in 36 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Dont... get an electric fuel pressure gauge and be done... Once, right and safe.

Isspro, or Autometer, but I am partial to Isspro.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 12-02-2010, 02:50 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: BC Canada
Posts: 319
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
the isolation diaphram with gauge works great for me, I don't have to worry about a transducer failing, or a voltage problem skeuing the reading.

or if you just want to make one temporary to go under the wiper, you could do it really cheap in ipex (plumbing pvc) and then remove it after you find out what your pressure is under load, ipex is good for 300psi I believe
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 12-02-2010, 05:15 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Westmoreland,Tn
Posts: 1,998
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
If I was to put a permenant gauge in the truck, Does any one make a cool single gauge pod for the truck? I already have the three gauge pod and don't want to scrap it just to go buy a four gauge pod? Thanks.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 12-02-2010, 05:50 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bend, Or
Posts: 6,089
Thanks: 29
Thanked 38 Times in 36 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Steering Column pod works slick.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 12-02-2010, 05:52 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Westmoreland,Tn
Posts: 1,998
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by CSIPSD View Post
Steering Column pod works slick.
I like that idea!You know off the top of your head where to get one or should I just google it?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors