Re: How important is the Boost Gauge?
Here's a senario of why you need a Boost Gauge:
Yer pull'n yer FW in the summer, up a hill/grade. Yer in the gear that you can maintain + or - 2600 RPM, you've got 15 to 20 lbs of boost built up and holding, yer EGTs are in the 8 to 950*, yer tranny is in the safe temp range.....
That means, yer make'n all the Horse-Power yer PSD will make (Top of the power curve), at the Boost pressure (Max >safe< boost) yer engine was was designed to make that power at, yer EGTs are within a safe range (no meltdown) and so is yer tranny (no parts on the road).... LIFE IS GOOD.
Take the Boost out of that equation ? you've lost one of the indicators of optimum engine performance. given the right/wrong conditions... you could over boost and set yer SES light, yer PCM will go into a De-fuel mode.... Loss of power (Jack Nicholson look)... Everything is relevent.
2K, F-350, XLT, XCAB, 2WD, DRW, 6 Spd, 3.73LS, 4 Pod pillar mnt, EGT, Boost, Trans/Engine temp, Fuel press. guages, Quadzilla 50/75/120,ES AIS w/fender mod, Shimmed FPR, Dahl pre-pump filter, HX Mod, Racor (Mod'd) CCV, Premo oil Refiner, W/Wheel with both TAGs, Banks W/gate actuator, DT466 CPS, 6.0 Intercooler, Banks I/C tubes & DPP boots, 25psi BPRV, Full 4" exhst, AeroTurbine w/exhaust guide, MagnaFlow, Intake Heater Delete, Heater core bypass, 203* Thermo, Coolant Fltr., "Hutch" Tank & Fuel system Mods,fill pipe fix, Mag-Hytec Dif cvr, Fumoto, Bilstiens, SafeTplus Steering Dampner, Centramatic's, Ride Rites, SilverStars, Clear APC Head/Tail/Corner & all Marker lights, 2 850cca Optima's, Ultra Boards, Burlwood Dash, XM radio, Billit Grill (Black). TTMs/C-beters. Pull a 32 ft Montana FW. 102K