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Fuel Pressure Problem? Lift problem? Going on long trip this weekend!
Thanks in advance to everyone who has helped me so far.
I am still not happy with the fuel pressure gauge that I have rigged up. I have an el-cheapo 16 PSI gauge from advance auto plumbed into the fuel filter cap. I HATE the copper tubing I used, and I am looking for alternatives. With the straight copper the gauge is terribly noisy, I can't even hear the turbo anymore over the gauge rattling.
The usual readings that the gauge is showing (which may or may not be accurate) are 6-8 PSI when travelling, and maybe 10-12 when idling. I am pretty sure that the reading I am getting is dangerously low? I have the superchips tuner on the LOWEST setting, and have cold-air intake and 4" straight exhaust.
Here is the current dilemma. I am going on a trip this weekend, and I need to get things squared away before then. What do I need to do NOW, without breaking the bank. I really don't have time to order parts, unless I know they will be here by friday.
I'm thinking that I need some better fuel line, to quiet the gauge, and it may give me a more accurate reading.
I'm not using the superchips for high-performance right now, it is on the TOW-SAFE (lowest setting) just so I can adjust the computer for tire height (correct the spedometer reading) and get better fuel milage.
I know that these things cost money, but I am broke and can't afford a bunchy of fancy stuff...yet. All of the mods that I have now, I got either used or by nabbing good eBay deals. I also bought them for the purpose of more economical engine performance, and cooler EGT's.
So, in summary, what do you suggest that I do (or not do) to keep things running smoothly for my trip this weekend? Or am I silly by thinking that there is a problem to even worry about?