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What gauges would you install?

Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by Selahdoor, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. IDIBRONCO

    IDIBRONCO IDIBRONCO

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    Well the fuel rail pressure gauge and the HPOP gauge would be a waste for us. Wes could use the NOS pressure gauge though.LOL
     
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    Booyah45828 Full Access Member

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    How many gauges can you have? Go on ISSPRO.com and look through their catalog.

    Here is a good video of some options and what he looks for from them.


    Big thing about gauges that hasn't been said, is that you have to know what you're looking at.

    I don't place much value on an ammeter. Unless it's using a shunt, they're usually not accurate and can be dangerous. I can diagnose most charging system issues with a voltmeter.
     
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    Hall effect shunt does not bring high current cable into cab, so no safety problem, and can switch readout between multiple cables.
     
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    My vote is oil pressure, water temp and pyrometer.

    I'd think a pyro should come before a voltmeter. Dead batteries are inconvenient. Melted pistons are expensive. Stick a voltmeter where it can be glanced at occasionally.
     
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    CEDRICWARD Registered User

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    A fuel gauge and a five-gallon Jerry can
     
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    BioFarmer93 OPEC Hater

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    Primary 3 inside-
    Volts
    Mechanical Vacuum
    Mechanical coolant temp

    On hood-
    mechanical oil pressure
    mechanical fuel pressure

    My gauges are mix n' match, but I'm not too vain about such things, they just have to be accurate and always work. I do have an ammeter inside coming off of a 150 Amp shunt on the passenger fender well, but I agree with an earlier response that it is probably not needed. If you are NOT running a turbo then you need a pyrometer more than if you were.
     

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