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> Homemade fuel pressure gauge, Why buy crappy stuff from CT?
Möbius
Posted: Apr 29 2006, 09:05 PM


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I needed to get a fuel pressure gauge. I went to Canadian Tire and Parts Zone, but I was not impressed by what they were selling:

http://www.canadiantire.ca/assortments/pro...fromSearch=true

It looks really cheap and inaccurate, at $60 + tax.

Note : The gauge in the pic is not the fuel pressure tester, CT screwed up. That's the wrong pressure range... tongue.gif

Parts Zone had the same thing , for the same price. Now, I wasn't going to spend $60 on something that looks like it should be sold in the dollar store. So I went and picked up a couple of parts :

- 0-60 psi gauge ( in retrospect I should have gone with a 0-100, but I wanted the lower end to be more accurate ) , the one I got is fairly accurate ( 3% tolerance )
- 1/4" zinc plated steel tee
- 1/4" plated steel valve
- 1/4" zinc plated steel nipple
- 1/4" barb fittings x2
- 1/4" nylon hose
- couple of hose clamps

The total cost was a bit below $40 , so under $45 including taxes :

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Now, I'm pretty sure I could get the specific GM and/or Ford connectors for under $15, that way I would still be under whatever the cheap CT stuff costs. But then again, it's not hard to just remove a fuel line and splice this thing in.
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Posted: Apr 29 2006, 09:28 PM


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that's pretty awesome, it would be a bit cumbersome to mount that somewhere like that though, but I guess you could get another hose and barb and make it work.

I'm just wondering why you put a valve in there for.
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Posted: Apr 30 2006, 07:13 AM


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I think it's a fuel pressure tester that you would use under the hood rather than a gauge you would mount somewhere.

And the valve is to block the flow of fuel to get an accurate pressure reading.

Nice job on the presssure gauge.

This post has been edited by eighty_D on Apr 30 2006, 07:13 AM
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Posted: Apr 30 2006, 12:04 PM


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QUOTE (eighty_D @ Today at 11:08 AM)
I think it's a fuel pressure tester that you would use under the hood rather than a gauge you would mount somewhere.

And the valve is to block the flow of fuel to get an accurate pressure reading.

Nice job on the presssure gauge.

You got it, it's for testing purposes... wink2.gif
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Posted: May 10 2006, 02:58 PM


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lol that other one looks like its for a carbbed motor.
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Posted: May 10 2006, 05:42 PM


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QUOTE (sidewaysstarion @ Today at 6:53 PM)
lol that other one looks like its for a carbbed motor.

It's the only one they carry... >_<
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Posted: May 20 2011, 01:32 AM


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Hi,

Thanks very much for this comment. It help me to think about my ideals.

Tks again and pls keep posting.

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Best regards.


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Posted: May 21 2011, 12:34 AM


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Sadly mobius no longer posts around here- I can understand the mistake as the "months" seem recent, but this post is from 5 years ago, 2006 (So dont fret the necro-bump, but its usually shunned around here)

Welcome to IDW.
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Posted: May 30 2011, 08:29 PM


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Even though this was a super bump, i was reading the subject and i thought if i could do the same to my car. My fuel rail has a stem on the tip of it so i was wondering if i could install one directly on the fuel rail....

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Posted: May 31 2011, 04:31 AM


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QUOTE (Jardim @ 8 hours, 1 minutes ago)
Even though this was a super bump, i was reading the subject and i thought if i could do the same to my car. My fuel rail has a stem on the tip of it so i was wondering if i could install one directly on the fuel rail....

http://www.lakesidedp.com/volvo/Thermostat/03_schrader.jpg

Short answer is yes you can.
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Posted: Jun 1 2011, 05:16 AM


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Cool, one more gauge to show the mustang crowd in my town NOT to race me
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Posted: Jul 23 2012, 05:46 AM


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^Already reported this guy. Hopefully his 5th post is his final. /LIKEABOSS

Moderator note: she is referring to a spambot whose post has since been deleted.

This post has been edited by kyonpalm on Jul 23 2012, 05:51 AM
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Posted: Jul 23 2012, 09:25 PM


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Haha, it chose my topic. laugh.gif