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Fuel Pressure Gauges

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Why the heck are they so freaking expensive?!

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:shrug:They're not that bad considering you get a gauge, sender, etc. I run the Westach 0-30psi package from Genos Garage with the in-dash mount. It's been doing fine for 3 years now. I think I paid right at $100 for the gauge and all and then $20 for the fuel line that plugs right into the schrader valve on the VP.

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$120 isn't bad at all. I've been looking at all these sites that sell Autometer and Isspro and everybody wants $200+ for the damn things. I'll check out Geno's right now...

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Here's what I got: Gauge and sender http://www.genosgarage.com/prodinfo.asp?number=WM-FPKT-30 Fuel line http://www.genosgarage.com/prodinfo.asp?number=VULCAN-FH They'll send you the piece to mount the gauge in the dash free of charge - or they used to at least.

Yeah, they say it comes with a black Lexan mounting plate upon request. Where does it mount, exactly? I'm picturing something that replaces an AC vent...

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:shrug: They're not that bad considering you get a gauge, sender, etc. I run the Westach 0-30psi package from Genos Garage with the in-dash mount. It's been doing fine for 3 years now. I think I paid right at $100 for the gauge and all and then $20 for the fuel line that plugs right into the schrader valve on the VP.

X2^^^^^^^^^^^^^^I have the same gauge from same place with 0 issues.

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The little cubby hole to the right of the radio. When you have the main dash trim piece off you just unbolt the 3 screws that hold the cubby hole in and replace with the flat lexan piece. It is cut and drilled to fit right in.

Here's a picture of mine:

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The little cubby hole to the right of the radio. When you have the main dash trim piece off you just unbolt the 3 screws that hold the cubby hole in and replace with the flat lexan piece. It is cut and drilled to fit right in.

Here's a picture of mine:

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Nice, that's a lot better than I was expecting. It'll suck to give up my cubby hole, though... :(

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Haha, yeah it took a while for me to get used to it. I now use the ash tray for my cell phone or sunglasses or whatever.By the way I highly recommend Genos - they have always gone the extra mile to get stuff to me on time and help with parts or installs if needed. I order all my oil and fuel filters from them. If you go the Westach route don't worry too much about wiring the gauge light bulb into a headlight relay or anything. I was in a hurry when I did mine and I just wired it to come on whenever the ignition was on - maybe the radio fuse or something. It has been 3 years and the little bulb still works. They offer the replacement bulb I believe for when/if it burns out.

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This is what I used... http://cgi.ebay.com/NOSHOK-2-5-Dial-1-4-NPT-0-30-PSI-Pressure-Gauge-NIB-/370204766498?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5631ec7122 No problem with the transaction - square deal with fast shipping. The gauge has a stainless case, it is liquid filled (extended service life and reliability where pulsation, vibration and shock are present), and accuracy is ±1.5% Full Scale, ASME Grade A. Purchased the Weatherhead needle valve from NAPA (~$8), a nylon oil pressure gauge tube kit from Advance Auto Parts (~$6), and a brass 1/8"male pipe to 1/4" female street elbo from Home Depot (~$4) to hook it up. I used the cap from a black Rustoleum spray bomb as a gauge holder. Mounted the gauge on top of the dash against the L/H windshield pillar, held in place with a dab of hot melt glue on the pillar & one on the dash. It all works just fine. I probably could have gotten away with not using the needle valve, but I find it useful to bleed air out of the fuel filter after a filter change. It is not backlit, but I also installed a warning light that illuminates when pressure goes below 5 psi. Look good, last long time! Joe in St Louis AKA "Squeaks as He Walks"

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Well I gave $132 for my ISSPRO mech. FP gauge with isolator. I also got the Boost and Pyro to match. Placed in an "A" pillar mount. I also didn't like the idea of destroying my existing pillar cover to install the gauges so i made my own mounts, see this link. http://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98-5-02-non-powertrain/359456-glowshift-pillar-triple-gauge-pod-sucks-suggest-alternative.html :)

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That's what I love about my Edge w/att it has a fuel press gauge built in so if you looking for a programer this box has that built right in

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