Are you looking to add some gauges to your Dodge Ram Cummins? Do you know which installation accessories should be used with the gauges you’ve purchased? This post is dedicated to the 03-09 Dodge Ram Cummins diesel truck owner, informing you about our sensor thread adapters for 5.9L Dodge Ram trucks and which should be used with each type of gauge for installation.
Boost Bolt Adapter:
GlowShift’s Boost Bolt Adapter is used when installing any Boost Gauge and threads directly into the intake manifold horn of any 1998.5-2009 Dodge Ram Cummins. It’s important to install directly into the intake manifold because you’ll receive the most accurate gauge readings directly from the source. In order to install the boost bolt, you must first locate the intake manifold. There should be a removable bolt that you will replace with the boost bolt adapter. If you do not want to the remove the bolt to replace with the boost bolt, you’ll have to drill and tap into your intake manifold by using GlowShift’s 1/8 NPT Drill and Tap Kit. Included with the drill and tap kit is a size R drill bit and a 1/8 NPT tap that will allow you to thread the boost bolt into the intake manifold.
Transmission Test Port Extender:
GlowShift’s Transmission Test Port Extender is used when installing the temperature sensor of your Transmission Temperature Gauge to test port of your truck. The 1/8 NPT Transmission Test Port Extender is required when installing any transmission temperature gauge to your 1994-2009 Dodge Ram. If you decide not to use the sender extender, the sensor will protrude too far into the test port and cause expensive damage.
Banjo Bolt Adapter:
GlowShift’s Banjo Bolt is specifically designed for the 1998.5-2009 with a 24 valve Cummins motor. The banjo bolt will replace your stock bolt and allows you to easily install the snubber valve paired with the fuel pressure sensor directly to the fuel filter housing. The featured thread size for the banjo bolt is the same stock size that comes included with your Dodge Ram for a perfect fit.
Required for 30 PSI Fuel Pressure Gauge
GlowShift’s 1/8 NPT Snubber Valve regulates and eliminates fuel pressure spikes existing throughout the fuel system during the initial start-up of the diesel engine. The Snubber Valve limits high pressure spikes in fuel system, which are harmful and can cause unexpected failure of the electronic fuel pressure sensor for your fuel pressure gauge or other fuel pressure devices. It is to be installed in line between the pressure port of the diesel fuel system and fuel pressure sensor.
Optional Installation Accessories:
1/8 NPT Drill and Tap Kit:
As I mentioned above in the Boost Bolt section of this post, the 1/8 NPT Drill and Tap Kit is used for drilling into either the intake and/or exhaust manifolds to properly install the sensor to the source for extremely accurate gauge readings. For most Dodge Ram applications you will not have to drill and tap into your intake manifold to install the boost bolt, but if you’re installing a Pyrometer Gauge, you’ll need to drill and tap into the exhaust manifold to install the EGT probe.
Sensor Relocation Hose Kit:
GlowShift’s Sensor Relocation Hose allows you to reposition the gauge sensor from harmful vibrations of the motor to less active locations such as the firewall and fender well. This hose kit comes included with 3 feet of fuel rated steel braided hose, a male 1/8 NPT thread, a female 1/8 NPT thread and a ¾ inch cushion clamp that securely holds the sensor in place.
Provided are links to the product pages of our diesel gauge packages for 03-09 Dodge Ram Cummins trucks for our MaxTow Diesel Gauge Series as well as our 7 Color Series Gauges. If you have any questions or concerns about any of sensor thread adapters, installation accessories explained above, do not hesitate to contact us. We are more than happy to help you with anything you’ll need to make your installation as complete as it can be.