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now i see why we need FP gauges

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Old 06-01-2007, 08:23 AM
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Well, last night i hooked up my FP gauge, and had the enjoyment of learning how to crank injector lines and bleed the system (thanks turbotrent) once i got the truck running i was welcomed by a maximum of 3 PSI on my FP gauge.......now, today i am going to double check the pressure at the VP itself, and if the LP is bad i will more than likely get a cheapo pump from NAPA or similar and get the vulcan relocation kit
 
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Old 06-01-2007, 08:44 AM
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It's amazaing what we see with gauges ain't it?
Good luck, maybe you caught it in time.
 
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Old 06-01-2007, 12:05 PM
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It's scary how many times I have read on these sites that somebody installs a guage just to find out they are running 0psi. I think Bosch paid Dodge off to not install guages from the factory. These VP44's gotta be their number one cash cow.
 
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Old 06-01-2007, 06:29 PM
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well my question is...............why would my lift pump still buzz, not have a P0216 code or feel/have any power loss from the day i bought it. Could it have been bad from he day i bought it last aug?
 
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Old 06-01-2007, 06:55 PM
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Could have been bad all along. These trucks will run just fine without the LP just takes it's toll on the VP when you do it. Fuel mileage suffers a little and if your pullin heavy you will feel the power difference.

Not unusuall at all for the LP to still make noise but not be moving any fuel. The internal overflow may be stuck open and fuel is just spinning circles in there. The motor itself is fairly strong in these stock pumps, most of the probelms found are in the overflow or pump mechanism itself.

This is just another great example of why it's so important to get a guage beofre you start having problems.
 
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Old 06-01-2007, 08:11 PM
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i got one as soon as money allowed.................now i get to decide whether i want an

A. FASS
B. GDP walbro kit
C. holley blue
D. OEM lift pump with relocation kit
 
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Old 06-01-2007, 08:32 PM
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Cheapest Walbro kit Ive seen:

www.wideopendiesel.com
 
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Old 06-01-2007, 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by CumminsCrazed View Post
i got one as soon as money allowed.................now i get to decide whether i want an

A. FASSGREAT PRODUCT BUT COMPARITIVELY VERY EXPENSIVE

B. GDP walbro kitBEST BANG FOR THE BUCK WITH 0 REPORTED FAILURES

C. holley blue BEEN LOTS OF MIXED REVIEWS, SOME LOVE EM SOME HATE EM

D. OEM lift pump with relocation kit]NO WAY, JUST A TEMPORARY FIX AT BEST
 

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Old 06-01-2007, 08:37 PM
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Id have to agree....dont even waste your hard earned $$ with a stocker.


If you do go with a FASS go with the 150. I believe that if you buy the 95, you have to get the filters directly from DPP.
 
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Fass 150 its a good way to go what ever you do dont go stock.
 

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