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post #1 of 8 Old 12-28-2008, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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fuel pressure gauge

i have a 96 obs and im wondering if i need to buy a mechanical fuel pressure gauge or an electrical gauge. thanks

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Depends on where you are going to mount it. A mechanical gauge will have fuel flowing to it through a tube. If you mount the gauge in the cab and the tube breaks it will pump fuel into the cab and you will never get the smell out. I haven’t had a lot of luck, I tried two good quality 0-150 psi fluid filled gauges mounted on the engine and both broke within days. I tried a cheap electrical oil pressure gauge in the cab and have gone through two sending units. Currently my gauge is reading somewhere around 30 psi off. One of these days I plan to try a higher quality electrical gauge and see how long it lasts.

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I've got a 0-100 psi DiProcol Optix electric gauge. Works great! Very accurate so far.

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I've got a 0-100 psi DiProcol Optix electric gauge. Works great! Very accurate so far.
If you don't mind me asking, where did you get it and about what do they run? I need to replace all 4 of my overhead gauges with some better quality ones.

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I'll be looking for a good set of gauges myself soon. Not sure what to get.
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If you don't mind me asking, where did you get it and about what do they run? I need to replace all 4 of my overhead gauges with some better quality ones.
I bought mine used for $100. I think they run close to $200 new. I absolutely love the DiProcols though, they match the factory dash colors/lighting perfectly. They are a good quality gauge too.

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I have the Autometer electrical gauge. It ran around 200.00. It is a 0-100 psi. We have had no problems with it to date. It is a very necessary item for trucks with bigger sticks. You would be amazed at what your fuel pressure does at WOT. That is why I ended up doing a fuel system upgrade. I didn't want to burn my injectors by starving them.

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