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Vacuum gauge installation

Post  tconnection on November 22nd 2015, 11:41 am

I'm wanting to hook up a vacuum gauge to measure crank case vacuum. I have the motorsports valve covers. What parts do I need to get this job done? I have 1 electric gm pump hooked to one side and left one of the crank evac's hooked up. I'm wantn to go with one of the electric pumps from jegs or summit for the cost but they pull lots of vac. Can that vac be governed down?
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Post  bbf-falcon on November 23rd 2015, 2:03 am

I don't think it would be a must to really NEED a guage w/that setup. They will work good enough to keep engine from having leaks but not nearly enough to cause engine problems.jmo

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Post  fe50stang on November 23rd 2015, 2:26 am

Mine is plumed into the oilpan where the dipstick should be
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Post  tconnection on November 23rd 2015, 2:45 am

Bbbf-falcon, r u referring to the pump from summit which suppose to pull around 16 to 22 I think. Or the setup that I currently have hooked up
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Post  IDT-572 on November 23rd 2015, 12:31 pm

tconnection wrote:Bbbf-falcon, r u referring to the pump from summit which suppose to pull around 16 to 22 I think. Or the setup that I currently have hooked up
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I'm not Rick , but if your pulling over 10 lb you need a gage to watch it. Also a regulator. to set it around 10 -12 lb on a wet sump deal.
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Post  tconnection on November 23rd 2015, 4:02 pm

Ok, a couple more questions for now. Where would a regulator go. And the summit and jegs offered electric pumps, can the vacuum be regulated down from 16 to 10 or 12?
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Post  IDT-572 on November 23rd 2015, 4:07 pm

Yes it can.............. Mount it somewhere between the pump and engine. try to baffle the pick up to keep oil out of the line. The pump can tolerate a mist of oil but not a significant amount.
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Post  bbf-falcon on November 27th 2015, 9:05 pm

I agree w/Blake that it needs regulated if it pulls over ten.I didn't realize that they sold a Evac elec. pump that would pull that much. I was referring to one of those like came on like a S10 chevy.

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