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post #1 of 4 Old 11-03-2010, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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Which Gauge?

I purchased 3 ISSPRO EV2 gauges from Diesel Manor and a 4 gauge pillar mount. I already have the usual gauges, ECT, trans temp and boost. Which gauge should I use as my 4th? I was thinking of either a HPOP or fuel pressure gauge and have received conflicting information on which is most important. Does anyone have any ideas of which one is the most important to monitor, and why? Is there another gauge I should use instead?

I have a 2006 F350 with about 35K miles on it. Thanks for your help.
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seems like most people on here go with EOT, ECT, EGT and Trans or Fuel Pressure. my 06 has a stock boost gauge which is accurate enough.

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GLow shift guages are badass
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There are two issues that will cause exspensive repairs if not monitored.

EOT and ECT will need to be monitored to tell if/when your oil cooler gets blocked. If the delta between the two gets greater than 15* under normal driving conditions, the oil cooler is getting blocked. When the coolant passages in the oil cooler gets blocked, there will be no coolant to flow to the egr cooler which can cause egr cooler failure. Giving enough time with a failed egr cooler, coolant can end up in the cylinders and cause the stock bolts to stretch to cause HG failure. Even with a egr cooler delete if you don't monitor the ECT and EOT, when and if the oil cooler gets blocked, the oil can get super heated and cause the plastics in the oil filter housing to melt and damage to motor.

Fuel Pressure gauge--when fuel pressure drops below 45 psi while normal driving and at WOT, will starve the injectors and cause them to fail.

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