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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-02-2011, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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Gauge installs...

Trying to put together a list of hole sizes and thread pitches for gauge installs when people call or PM me...

The 7.3 I have mostly handled but the 6.0 and 6.4's I know very little about...

Fuel pressure... I would assume the drain or maybe tap the cap?
Oil Pressure... Is there any ports available on the oil cooler or block?
Oil Temp... Same as above?
Coolant Temp... Anywhere that works good?

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Re: Gauge installs...

I taped the Coolant temp on the cooler itself.

Oil pressure I went with the billet cap from diesel site.

Fuel pressure can be read at the bowl or the regulator from a return kit. Shoot u a pm

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Re: Gauge installs...

Anything you can send me would be great!

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Re: Gauge installs...

fuel pressure - billet cap or the test port on the fuel bowl... or regulated return if you happen to have one or go that route
oil pressure - billet oil cap is the easiest way in all honesty, or you can use the test port on the oil cooler
oil temp - Tee off the billet oil cap and run the oil pressure and oil temp
coolant temp - tee off the ECT sensor on the frontside of the engine, the best bet is to install a coolant filter and use one of the test ports on the filter head.
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Re: Gauge installs...

This is what I did for my low oil pressure and oil temp. I drilled and tapped the blind hole in the oil filter housing base.

The only thing I changed was I turned the t-fitting horizontal for more room.
Works really well.
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Re: Gauge installs...

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What kind of temps are you seeing? I tried several places on mine (billet cap, removed oil pressure sensor, plug on front of cooler) and none of them gave me good readings. The hottest my oil would get was 170* per the gauge in any of the above locations. Coolant temps from the coolant filter were pretty close to what I thought I should see. I had an Edge Insight before the gauges, then got gauges and couldn't trust the oil temp, so now I have an Insight CS...
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Re: Gauge installs...

My coolant temps (sender is on the side of the block) match my scangauge, but my oil temps are different. I also see around 170* max on my gauge. I had my gauge warranted and replaced and I still see lower readings compared to my scangauge. Typically according to my scanguage my coolant and oil stay within 10* of each other at operating temp.

as long as my oil temp stays under 15* of my coolant I'm not concerned.

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