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Old 08-20-2011, 07:07 PM   #1
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gauges for motorhome engine

I have a 96, Ford 460 class C, motorhome.

I would like to add some gauges to monitor the engine. The 460 is fuel injected and I would like to add a tach and a vacuum gauge.

Back on my older carburated 454 chevy I used the vacuum gauge to help get better miliage by driving with the highest vacuum reading This took throttle control but it did help.

Since this is a fuel injected system with vacuum management would I get the same results?

For the tach can I tap off the distributor or do I need to go into the ECU?

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Old 08-21-2011, 09:34 AM   #2
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check out a scangauge. dozens of gauge options, 4 at a time. trip meters. fault code read and reset. works great, and will work on any OBDII vehicle.
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I second the scanguage suggestion. It's small, and can be mounted without cutting holes, or mounting several individual guages. One of the good things is that it reads transmission temperature.

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If you choose, u can add a conventional tach and vacuum gauge.

Any standard tach will work if it has a conventional distributor. If it is coil on plug, just watch what u buy, mos new aftermarket tach are compatible.

You can use a conventional vacuum gauge, tee into any port downstream of the throttle body.
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Thanks for the info on the Scangauge. I was going to mount the gages on a window post mount but this looks like a cheaper way to go.

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Do a search for Ultra-gauge...it is cheaper. Need to check and see of your MH is OBDII compliant.

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Anything available for OBD1 ???

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I have a 96, Ford 460 class C, motorhome.

I would like to add some gauges to monitor the engine. The 460 is fuel injected and I would like to add a tach and a vacuum gauge.

Back on my older carburated 454 chevy I used the vacuum gauge to help get better miliage by driving with the highest vacuum reading This took throttle control but it did help.

Since this is a fuel injected system with vacuum management would I get the same results?
Yes you would.

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For the tach can I tap off the distributor or do I need to go into the ECU?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Larry
You can tap just off the Ignition Coil for the Tachomter.

By the way a scanguage will not work on your OBD-1 system.

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Anything available for OBD1 ???
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I use a Actron CP9190 and it tells you a lot on the OBD-1 system
Here is an example of its output:


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Yeah you just told me on another thread that it was a OBD-1 system and not OBD-2.

I guess I will go the the mechanical gauges.....

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