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what gauge?

i have a 2005 ford psd with 6.0 i am wanting to run a fuel pressure test to see exactly where i am at. i am wanting to know what kind of gauge to get and where to get it. i am not looking for a perminate gauge like a pod system or anything just a detachable one i can check from time to time. i had bought a system from oreillys and the adapter is a female end and i cannot plug into the test port because i need a male end to screw into the port. any suggestions would be helpful
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You need an adapter for the fuel bowl test port, it's metric, 12M x 1.5 o-ring. The adapter will need to be 12M x 1.5 male to 1/8NPT female. The male end goes to the fuel bowl, and female end goes to your sending unit or gauge.

You can get the adapter from Autometer or Glowshift, just google it.

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my gauge has a female end on it though. do i have the wrong gauge?
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The only way I'd test fuel, personally, is with an electronic sending unit.
But if you must go liquid, I'd get an isolator connected to a liquid filled gauge. Or strap the liquid gauge with diesel in the line all the way up to it on the out side of the truck, but even then, I don't like that.



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I have a ? would this work for fuel pressure sender (Banjo bolt adapter 12mm Banjo Bolt to 1/8" NPT) just a ? I know we have banjo bolts

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what im trying to get at is the fuelm pressure gauge package i bought at oreillys has a female end at the end of hose and the adapter that is for the 6.0 fuel test port needs a male end to screw into port. im not sure what i need to get my gauge installed. it seems like i need t get a new hose with a male at end then that could work. anyone else ran into thi one before?
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go to napa and tell them what you typed out. they have brass fittings. whatever you got from oreilly's might not work. you would need a 12mx1.5 male to male brass fitting it sounds like. I think it needs an oring like this male end (GlowShift Ford 6.0L Diesel Fuel Pressure Adapter)

usually folks get a permanent fuelpsi gauge and you can get this through glowshift or autometer and skip the issues with oreilly's stuff.

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ya i was thinking about getting pod gauges. i am wanting fuel pressure EGT, i would like to have have a shop instill the 2 gauges because i work to much to have the time and patience to do myself. my question is how much just an estimate would parts and labor be to do that
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