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Old 02-07-2019, 06:38 PM
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This setup didn't work because I couldn't find my fuel pressure gauge adapters. So since I had luckily bought a direct adapter I used it.
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Old 02-07-2019, 06:40 PM
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Now with something working that would attach to the fuel rail I screwed the sensor and adapter directly to the fuel rail.

I didn't take pictures because I made a video at this point which I haven't edited and uploaded yet. I will insert that here when I get it done
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Old 02-07-2019, 06:44 PM
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Next I ran the wires from under the hood up under the edge of the passenger windshield wiper to hold it in place and then into the passenger side of the car. Then I put the gauge where the ashtray goes and plugged it into the cigarette light.

Nothing. Zilch, nada nothing from the gauge. Grrrrr.

Seems the cigarette lighter socket in the car doesn't work. After making sure all of the fuse were good and checking it with a voltmeter to make sure it was really dead I was stuck with no way to easily power up my new gauge rig.

Then it dawned on me. The cooler plug !

I went and checked to make sure this car had one and sure enough it did. So I used the cigarette lighter plug that's under the dash that's for coolers and such to power it and it lighted up instantly.

This is what the setup looked like. I have some nice videos too but I need to edit them and upload those later.
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Old 02-07-2019, 06:46 PM
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I have now ruled out fuel pressure with it reading...

49 at idle

48 driving down the road

47 floored for long distances

So the next test will require my smoke machine which I just bought to find out if I have vacuum leaks and where they are. But its getting late today so that will have to wait for another time.
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Old 02-07-2019, 07:06 PM
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Slick idea Crowz. Nice!
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Old 02-07-2019, 07:09 PM
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Thanks ! I plan on making use of that sucker on my F150 next since Im positive the previous owner put the wrong pump in it.

I just hate it the 77 degrees we had here today will be 50 or lower tomorrow
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Old 02-07-2019, 09:32 PM
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