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Old 03-09-2016, 06:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Fuel Pressure Gauge Recommendations

I am looking to install a fuel pressure gauge and am looking for recommendations on brand or source. I tried searching on the forum but didn't find anything terribly useful.

Looking around I came across ISSPRO which look very nice but rather pricey. I also found Glowshift which seem pretty good but they remind me of a Christmas tree.

So, recommendations on where to look and what to look for?


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I have Stewart Warner Maximum gauges but I think they are out of production.

Glow Shift seem to get marginal reviews.

Auto Meter are pricey but those that have them seem to like them.

Best to find a fuel pressure gauge that reads 0 - 15lbs.

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Auto meter id say. The glowshift stuff seems to have some iffy reviews. Im watching this one on ebay because I want one for a future truck. I believe the autometer would be worth the extra money.


Heres my current gauge which is for aviation so quality is top notch. I believe they are around $400 new but I scored mine used on ebay for like $55
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I use an acetylene line pressure gauge.
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Im going to run on mine a VDO gauge, but it's going to be on the fuel filter housing. In the future I'll replace it with an Auber 1813 since I already have two of them and like them very much! You can program them to do any number of things, they're pretty cool!

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