Cumming, GA, February 10, 2014 – One of the many things we’ve learned at Geno’s Garage is that ’98.5-’02 Dodge/Ram Cummins Turbo Diesel owners must monitor the fuel pressure from the truck’s fuel transfer pump to the engine’s VP44 fuel injection pump. Loss of fuel pressure/low pressure will cause the VP44 to fail in short order as the VP44 needs fuel to keep it cool and properly lubricated. A VP44 failure will cost $1500-$2000 to repair.
On top of this, we’ve seen the Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) fuel play havoc with some of the electrical fuel pressure sending units causing headaches for Dodge/Ram Cummins Turbo Diesel truck owners who have installed these type gauges. Consequently, the electric units have crept up in price to deal with the fuel issues and we’ve had to temper our enthusiasm in recommending this type of gauge.
We’ve been working to solve this problem and together with Auto Meter, we now offer three 0-35 PSI mechanical fuel pressure gauges available exclusively from Geno’s Garage. We have then in Z-Series, Phantom and Ultra-Lite series gauges. The gauges include a pressure isolator to keep the diesel fuel under the hood and an eight foot tubing kit to connect with your in-cabin gauge.
A mechanical fuel pressure gauge provides a direct link to the fuel using only fluid to measure the fuel pressure. It does not have an electrical sending unit that over time is prone to failure.
Get the Auto Meter mechanical fuel pressure gauges at Geno’s Garage. Order by phone at 800-755-1715 or shop us online at www.genosgarage.com. Our warehouse is located at 1150 Samples Industrial Drive, Cumming, Georgia 30041.
Since 1996, Geno’s Garage has been selling parts and accessories for Dodge Turbo Diesel trucks and providing our customers with technical resources. Our inventory covers 1989-2014 trucks.