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Old 07-12-2010, 07:43 AM
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Benefits of Boost Gauge???

What are the benefits of having a boost gauge?

What does it tell me that will help me?

I have Pyro, EOT, ECT and a currently non-functioning Boost.

Looking at replacing everything with Autometer Ultra 2 gauges. Curious though - if I should include the boost or if a different gauge could be beneficial to swap in place of the Boost.

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Old 07-12-2010, 07:45 AM
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It probably isn't a 'must' IMO, for what you use your truck for

I use mine mainly for driving the truck before its up to operating temp (keep it below 15lbs). So, in the case it would be worth it
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Old 07-12-2010, 07:50 AM
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Get a fuel pressure gauge. You're either going to build boost or you're not.
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When the boost was working - the max I built was 30psi at WOT. Most times - it would barely register.

Then 1/2 way through a trip - the guage quit all together for no reason.

So how will a fuel pressure gauge help me? How do the readings benefit me?
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id do Fuel pressure or HPOP. Those two or more important and considerably more expersive than a boost gauge as well. They will help the injectors live longer if one or the other starts dropping.
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id do Fuel pressure or HPOP. ....They will help the injectors live longer if one or the other starts dropping.
How ?
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Lack of fuel or oil to your injectors and your gonna be buying 8 new ones
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Lack of fuel or oil to your injectors and your gonna be buying 8 new ones
that and you can catch a small problem before it becomes a big problem
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I think he was asking, what is low fuel pressure a result of . Bad fuel filters, or possible failing pump
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I think he was asking, what is low fuel pressure a result of . Bad fuel filters, or possible failing pump
Or fuel pressure spring getting weak
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