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Old 02-19-2012, 09:53 AM
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Under $100. fuel pressure monitoring

I have an Edge Insight CTS, but didn't want to pony up for the expansion harness and goodies ($200) to monitor fuel pressure, so innovation and E-bay to the rescue.

Bought the gauge and sender from a speed shop for $60, picked up the Autometer column insert for $29.95 at Summitt, and Amazon came across with the
12mm X 1.5 X 1/8" pipe adaptor for $7. I really like the look of the setup.

Here are the results:
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And finally, my engine one year after the deletes, ELC, and most aesthetically
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:13 AM
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Looking good! I'm on the fence with the CTS/expansion fiasco, as shelling out $300 just to get my fuel pressure and EGTs monitored is friggen ridiculous. Seems like a good solution.
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I'm still looking for viable solutions to EGT, it will be another separate gauge though. EGT isn't something that concerns me as much as fuel pressure, if I'm pulling a load down the interstate and stop at a rest area, I'll lock my doors with the engine idling and shut her down after about 5 minutes. Oh, forgot to mention, I have the key pad on the door, but a second door key would do the trick as well. If she's been pulling hard, a cool down will cover it. I must be doing something right, the turbo is original with 150K miles.
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feul pressure is controled by a spring. is it the same at idle and wot? does it need to be monitored constantly or can you just install a guage off the filter and check it when you change the oil at idle. the blue spring came in the mail this week, but i dont plan on forking up the money to monitor it on my cts.
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I didn't want to shell the dough out on my CTS as well, I do have the blue spring as well, but with active monitoring I don't have to worry about my HFCM going bad or weak, and taking out my injectors.
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feul pressure is controled by a spring. is it the same at idle and wot? does it need to be monitored constantly or can you just install a guage off the filter and check it when you change the oil at idle. the blue spring came in the mail this week, but i dont plan on forking up the money to monitor it on my cts.
Fuel pressure under 45lbs at WOT kills injectors and over 70-75lbs at idle may blow injector o-rings, mine runs 58lbs WOT and 62-64lbs idle.
Yes you need to check it all the time will tell you if you have plugged filters or weak pump.
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