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Old 08-28-2015, 04:54 PM
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Rancherman,
Five years ago before I had gauges my lift pump failed and then the VP44 I was towed to a garage in Montgomery, Alabama where they replaced both items for $2800.00+. And also spilled something on my hood that has removed some of the paint. And also some SOB stole the origional step on the drivers side. When I got home I installed a AutoMeter FPG. It showed 12 p for about ten minutes then 2p. I replaced the origional lp with a FASS DDRP and been this way for five years with absolutely no problems.
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Old 08-28-2015, 07:28 PM
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Kerley, I am going to guess that your pyrometer probe is before the turbo so 650* running empty is just about exactly where it should be. The boost is totally normal too. When you load it up the key is to keep the boost UNDER 35 psi and the pyrometer under 1250*. If you are running a stock set up you should see about 24 psi max boost and probably not much more than 1100* pyrometer. I look forward to hearing what your numbers are with a load. I forgot, make sure your fuel pressure stays at 14 psi or above. Below that is where you risk getting the VP warmed up and possibly having electronic problems or even scoring the timing piston.
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Old 08-28-2015, 09:38 PM
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I hate to admit it, but I still don't have a FP gauge on the 2000, but am glad to hear your fass drrp is keeping up! Mine is only about 2 years old, and well, still grinding away!

I'll start hauling hay here in about a month too..
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Old 08-29-2015, 09:22 AM
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I hate to admit it, but I still don't have a FP gauge on the 2000, but am glad to hear your fass drrp is keeping up! Mine is only about 2 years old, and well, still grinding away!

I'll start hauling hay here in about a month too..
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Old 08-29-2015, 09:31 AM
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Rancherman,
After being F--ked by a Mechanic when in distress I would never drive my Cummins without a fp Gauge.
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