When is Dodge Cummins Diesel Fuel Pressure Important?

Undoubtedly you have heard from friends or internet forums that you need a fuel pressure gauge on your Cummins Turbo Diesel or else you run the risk of damaging your injection pump. This is true, but only if you own a 1998.5 (first year of the 24-valve engine) to 2002 truck. During these four years of production, a Bosch VP44 fuel injection pump was used on these engines. The VP44 is fuel cooled and needs to have more than 5psi to maintain proper cooling. “The VP44 is fuel cooled and…

Who Makes the Best Exhaust Gas Temperature (EGT) Gauge?

Best Dodge Ram EGT Gauge?

Great question. The staff at Geno’s Garage boxed up $2,000-worth of different exhaust gas temperature gauges, then sent them out for testing at an independent lab. They were tested for response and accuracy. The ten-page report was written up for the TDR magazine and was published in Issue 34, Fall of ’01. Way back when, the cliché, “you get what you pay for” proved to be correct. The SPA Technique digital gauge was the top performer. However, it was half-again as expensive and this company is no longer in business.…

What is the Best Gauge?

Before you purchase a gauge or gauges to put in the gauge pod, there are several items you’ll want to consider: Who makes the best gauge? For the best price, how about a gauge “package”? How do you install gauges? If you would like the answers to these questions please continue. Okay, let’s get right to the answers: BEST GAUGE? We’ve included a PDF file to read the complete story from the TDR magazine, Issue 74, January 2012. TDR74-10Back The short answer from their product testing: “Would you believe I…