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Old 05-03-2009, 01:54 PM
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Hook Up Boost Gauge/Pyro To '02 F-250 5.4

Well, I know this sounds like a crazy story, but one of my instructors @ truck driving school started getting "parts crazy" with his '02 F-250 XL 5.4L. He got his tax return in & he's been spending money on his truck like a fat kid in a candy store. He straight-piped his truck with a Flowmaster Super44 & he wants to keep going. He's got a K&N intake coming in the mail. He has a 2 gauge a-pillar mount he had in one of his cars with a turbo & he wants to hook it up to the truck(don't ask me why, PLEASE!!!). It's a boost gauge & one of those pyrometers with the red, yellow, & green sections that tell you if it's burning rich, stoichometric, or lean, & the boost gauge is just a standard Sun Pro 0-35lb. How/where would you hook up these gauges to the 5.4/na? I haven't a clue in hell. He just wants them to work, I guess.
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LMAO..... Hooking a boost gauge is worthless. There is no boost to read. He could hook up a vacuum gauge as that is all he will be able to see...
The A/F gauge will need to hooked up to an oxygen sensor. You may be able to splice into one of the existing ones on the truck already, but he may have to add another Ox sensor.
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a gasoline doesnt make boost does it? I thought it just made vacuum pressure or w/e
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LMAO..... Hooking a boost gauge is worthless. There is no boost to read. He could hook up a vacuum gauge as that is all he will be able to see...
The A/F gauge will need to hooked up to an oxygen sensor. You may be able to splice into one of the existing ones on the truck already, but he may have to add another Ox sensor.
Thanks, raveer! I know the boost gauge deal is worthless, but try telling that to a 23yr old that's yound, dumb, & full of..........well, you know.
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a gasoline doesnt make boost does it? I thought it just made vacuum pressure or w/e
Sure it does.............if it had a supercharger! I don't know what I'm gonna tell this guy!
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sounds like the kid has more money than brains....
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sounds like the kid has more money than brains....
Correction: HAD more money than brains!
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Thanks, raveer! I know the boost gauge deal is worthless, but try telling that to a 23yr old that's yound, dumb, & full of..........well, you know.


Sure it does.............if it had a supercharger! I don't know what I'm gonna tell this guy!

Tell him the best mod he can do for the 5.4 is to have the spark plug holes drilled out and install steel inserts so the spark plugs don't blow out of the head. I did all 8 plugs on my 5.4 a few months ago.
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Tell him the best mod he can do for the 5.4 is to have the spark plug holes drilled out and install steel inserts so the spark plugs don't blow out of the head. I did all 8 plugs on my 5.4 a few months ago.
Do you have an install guide on this? I'll definitely tell him.
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Do you have an install guide on this? I'll definitely tell him.
I used this kit to do mine.. I borrowed the tool from a buddy that owns an auto shop so it didn't cost me much.

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