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Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 3:45 pm 
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this should probably be in the interior mods section but anyway....

i want to install a fuel pressure gauge, and i want to have it in the cabin.. now i know i cant legally (or safely) run a pressurised fuel line into the cab,, i was hoping someone knew of an electronic fuel pressure gauge? that works along the same line as a oil pressure gauge? the only one i have found is an autometer and there is no way in hell im spending $500 on a gauge



any ideas appreciated,, even if i have to make up something custom


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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:14 am 
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Well, I don't know about gauges.. but this is what I was thinking. Get an old s**t fuel pressure guage, and then isntall a variable resistor (ie a pot) onto the need part at the bottom, and then have a 12V feed going through it, and into another electronic guage (which ever one you choose) with a custom face..So in effect, the actual guage will be a sender.


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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 10:44 am 
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OK well obviously its illegal having a mechanical FP gauge inside the car - and downright stupid if you ask me.

$500 is cheap. Most of the FP gauge kits with isolator i was looking at were $600+

Other alternative is to mount on the cowling in front of the windscreen...

Sorry, no easy solution for this one :(

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 12:23 pm 
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doesn't your cluster already have a fuel guage?

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 1:26 pm 
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Pressure gauge. Fuel *Pressure* gauge. Or did I miss the sarcasm...

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:23 pm 
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yeh i want fuel pressure.. on the cowel panel isnt really an option as i just dont wanna do it lol.. owell iguess my inline one will have to do... its all accademic now as i only have 4 pistons left :S

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Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 12:09 am 
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lol.. 4 pistons is 4 better than 0. I still think my idea will work.

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Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 1:28 am 
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I was looking at an electronic FP guage when I installed my blower but after looking into it went for a wideband air fuel meter as I think they are far more usefull and around the same cost, just something to think about.
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Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2005 3:50 pm 
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i have a fuel pressure gauge on the cowl of my car, a mechanical speco meter one, and im pretty sure i can just tap into the supply line running to the fuel rail

 

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