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Fuel pressure gauge

I have a 3 gauge Pod set up on the A-pillar and want to add a fpg. I'm not sure where I'll mount it, but my first problem is not knowing where to connect it/patch into the existing system. Can/will someone offer advice on connecting a Fuel a Pressure Gauge?
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I don't have a fpg, but I have two guages mounted on top of my dash on the removable cover. Here is a link to the picture. http://www.thedieselstop.com/forums/...4-post177.html

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I put my fuel gauge on my fuel bowl "outlet" port. You can also put it on the fuel bowl inlet port but that will only give you the pressure of the pump rather than what the heads/injectors will see.

here is a link to my port on the fuel bowl (assuming you didnt delete your fuel bowl)

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dj, I followed your link and saw the fpg, but could not see your connection to the fuel bowl. Is there a port available on the bowl? Or must you 'T' in a connection?
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dj, I followed your link and saw the fpg, but could not see your connection to the fuel bowl. Is there a port available on the bowl? Or must you 'T' in a connection?
There is no t connection. I just removed the plug and replaced it with a 90 deg npt to barb adapter. I forget the sizes at the moment but "ert01" had it detailed in his maintenance thread.

I attached a pic of the rear of the fuel bowl for your reference about the "fuel outlet" port I am referencing
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Thanks, dj; I didn't know there was an existing place on the fuel bowl to attach a fpg. I'll take a look at details of the bowl and search ert's posts.
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I almost forgot; how do the plugs come out? Unscrew??
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Answered my own question; thanks.
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bb, did you drill holes in the panel for wires? If not, where are they? You did a good job.
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Hi Clev,
I used this fuel bowl pressure port adapter from dieselOrings.com. I put mine post filter which is towards lower passenger side of bowl. That allows me to see true fuel pressure of fuel after it has run through filter. He also sells a 90 degree adapter, but IMO, the straight fitting is easiest to install from doghouse. Here it is:

1/8" NPT straight pressure port adapter.

Then you can either thread an electronic fuel gauge sending unit into the adapter or get a diesel rated Schraeder valve from same vendor so you could hook up mechanic's fuel gauge if you had problems. Another gauge mounting location I've seen is a simple hole drilled right near power port on dash (no pod required).

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Good morning, stock. Thanks for the info. What brand of fpg do you use?
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What tool fits in the plug for removal? Is it a metric allen wrench?

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Good morning, Bork. It's definitely an Allen but I don't know the size yet.
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Good morning, stock. Thanks for the info. What brand of fpg do you use?
I just got an Autometer Z-Series FP gauge, expensive but one of the 3 most important gauges. Mine is not completely installed yet but I've been working a-lot lately to pay for this addiction!

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Good morning, Bork. It's definitely an Allen but I don't know the size yet.
Fuel bowl plugs are 3/16" hex Allen wrench. The adapter comes with Viton o-ring. Hope that helps.

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Thanks, stock. My 3-pillar gauges are AutoMeter C2, and yes, expensive. I believe the FPG is ~$225.
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