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Air/Fuel Gauge

I was looking at them on Ebay. I m considering purchasing one as my second of 2 gauges in a dual pod.

What else would I need besides just the gauge itself?
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I was looking at them on Ebay. I m considering purchasing one as my second of 2 gauges in a dual pod.

What else would I need besides just the gauge itself?
Just need the gauge and pod. Wire to keyed power and ground and tap either one of the two front oxygen sensor signal wires.

DS: red/black
PCM pin87

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PS: gray/light blue
PCM pin 60

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I guess my only question would be why? There are better things to monitor in an OBD-II vehicle than that. It's already checked by your PCM and it'll let you know if it's off.

Seems to me oil pressure, temperature or something would be more critical. I monitor oil pressure and transmission temperature.

Don't get me wrong, not trying to be wierdly critical here -- it's just that unless you have a carbeurator or a wierdly tunable injection system, fuel air ratio is carefully controlled and monitored and you can't even affect it much.
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i think he is trying to find a guage to fill the empty hole in the pod. its a guage that is kinda crazy to watch usually.
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i think he is trying to find a guage to fill the empty hole in the pod. its a guage that is kinda crazy to watch usually.
It is a good idea to add an on-off switch - it can get annoying, especially at night.
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yes so ive heard... noticed
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I had one on a nitrous equipped vehicle. It's pretty flashy. What Griggs mentioned is more practical as well as significantly less expensive.
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Any other ideas for a gauge to fill the other hole in the pod? Im already going with oil pressure (from Zach)
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voltage?
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I see you have an automatic transmission. If you're a using your truck as a general daily driver, you don't need this so much. But if you are into towing, drive in very hilly/mountainous areas, race or offroad you might consider transmission temperature. It's very easy to install the sensor since theres a port for testing in our transmission that just has a plug in it, and you can put the sensor in it after pulling the plug out.

Our automatics are relatively "fragile" by reputation, and knowing when to quit beating on them can mean the difference between long term reliability, or constant repair or replacement.
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It's very easy to install the sensor since theres a port for testing in our transmission that just has a plug in it, and you can put the sensor in it after pulling the plug out.

is that on all the automatics in the ranger?
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Yes, and I have a post on here somewhere showing where it is. Standby...

edit: Here: https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ead.php?t=7068
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ok cool thanks john.

just ordered the tranny temp guage. hope it works like you said. lol

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haha get one that monitors BOOST... and atch it sit until you can get blown lol
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ok cool thanks john.

just ordered the tranny temp guage. hope it works like you said. lol
Somebody posted on page 2 of that link and said their sensor was too long and bottomed out in the hole. That's one possible problem.

The other is that the sensor needs "1/8 inch NPT threads". This is for 1/8" internal diameter piping, with a tapered pipe thread. Most of the sensors will be NPT but I suppose it's possible to get one with the bigger threads.

Those are the only foreseeable problems.
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thanks but i believe mine will work. its an autometer and is 1/8 NPT fittings, but just my luck it will bottom out. lol.
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I don't know, Zach -- you're generally pretty lucky from how your truck has progressed!
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I don't know, Zach -- you're generally pretty lucky from how your truck has progressed!

so it would seem to viewers on rf. but ive made alot of mistakes and wasted alot of money. but im guessing alot of us do that. lol
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It certainly has never happened to me...[stares in amazement as his nose grows longer...]
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so it would seem to viewers on rf. but ive made alot of mistakes and wasted alot of money. but im guessing alot of us do that. lol
4 engines, 2 trannies, 2 axles, countless intake manifolds... EVERYONE breaks items, its part of the ' learning curve '. So long as we learn from it and pass on what we have learned, its not in Vain.

Pillar gauges.. 3 most important ones haven't changed over the years.. volts, water and oil pressure.
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haha ya i didnt figure i was the only one.
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