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Old 12-06-2012, 02:27 PM
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I've seen a million of these guage install forum posts and I hate to start another one but Im kind of partial to this forum and the Mopar 1973 man forum. I have a boost guage, fuel pressure guage, trans temp guage and an EGT guage. Its going in my 98 24 valve (which isnt running yet because Im waiting for my VP44 and lift pump).

Im just looking for pointers here and there. things to do and not to do...etc. Just little tricks that people have learned over the years
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:01 PM
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Here is an article that I wrote. It gives most of the information that you need.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:09 PM
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you are awesome....lol....if you lived closer to me I would SOOOOOOO buy you a few beers. I appreciate your help. thats an AWESOME right up.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:48 PM
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So where do you live? There *may* be a member that lives somewhat close to you.
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:13 AM
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I SURE hope so because i could use the help...lol...I live in NE Ohio. 44030 is my zip code
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:44 AM
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Member Tonkaterry lives in 44085. I grew up in 44099 too! Maybe Terry will be able to assist you.
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Yea I think I heard that before with another issue. I think he lives in Dorset area. Ive probably come across him or met before and we dont even know it...lol.

I do have 3 questions that I dont believe were answered in the previous write up.

1. I considered using copper instead of the plastic hose provided for the boost guage. Simply from a durability stand point. Any opinions on plastic (stock provided) Vs. copper?

2. In the instructions for my boost guage it says to "find any vacuum line" to install the "T" Im not sure what vacuum has to do with boost and I MAY be confusing it but Im pretty sure it said vacuum. The write up said to install it in the "horn" but Im not exactly positive what theyre calling the horn.

3. Why do the guages require a "constant hot" AND an "ignition switched power"?
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:11 PM
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I do have 3 questions that I dont believe were answered in the previous write up.

1. I considered using copper instead of the plastic hose provided for the boost guage. Simply from a durability stand point. Any opinions on plastic (stock provided) Vs. copper?


Both copper and plastic will age over time. The copper will eventually break, so will the plastic. Using the plastic, you will be able to not worry about the vibrations that are inherent with the Cummins.


2. In the instructions for my boost guage it says to "find any vacuum line" to install the "T" Im not sure what vacuum has to do with boost and I MAY be confusing it but Im pretty sure it said vacuum. The write up said to install it in the "horn" but Im not exactly positive what theyre calling the horn.


There are really no vacuum lines on our trucks. Using a boost bolt, you do NOT have to tap the intake horn. This also means that you do NOT have to replace any gaskets, or worry about boost leaks that may occur.



The intake horn is where the oil dipstick tube is attached in this photo. Normally this is tapped in the back.



A boost bolt replaces one of the bolts holding down the intake cover. Torque this to 18 inch lbs. In this photo there are 2 boost bolt in use, 1 for the boost sensor, the other for a Hobbs Switch for my propane injection system.

3. Why do the guages require a "constant hot" AND an "ignition switched power"?
The constant hot allows the gauge to 'remember' your settings. The ignition powers up the gauge.

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Another place to get boost from...

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Old 12-08-2012, 12:04 AM
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I think he lives in Dorset area. Ive probably come across him or met before and we dont even know it...lol.
Actually he lives in Hartsgrove, just west of Rome.
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