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    So I have a water pressure regulator that was in my boat and before I put it back in, I want to make sure it's right for my application. 1st Question would be: What water pressure should be aiming for? How much is too much? The regulator I have is adjustable from 25-75psi, but I have heard that 15-20psi is the max I should have. i had it set to 25 psi. Where should install gauge to read it? Just after the regulator or from the block?


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    Quote Originally Posted by NiceGuyEddie View Post
    So I have a water pressure regulator that was in my boat and before I put it back in, I want to make sure it's right for my application. 1st Question would be: What water pressure should be aiming for? How much is too much? The regulator I have is adjustable from 25-75psi, but I have heard that 15-20psi is the max I should have. i had it set to 25 psi. Where should install gauge to read it? Just after the regulator or from the block?


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    from the block, I personally like to bypass water at the thermostat area, that way if your reg fails the blo0ck still has water.

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    I would run guage a temporary guage (unless u want to leave it) after reg or in manifold to check pressure. 15-20. Anything over 25 i'd start worrying about pushing gasket.
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    Thanks guys.

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    What ever you sold me. 2 I think
    I purchased one with the built in thermostat from CP
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    I like to see 25-30#. That's usually not a problem for gaskets and helps prevent steam pocketing and air bubbles in the system. It's an open system, not like a car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steelcomp View Post
    I like to see 25-30#. That's usually not a problem for gaskets and helps prevent steam pocketing and air bubbles in the system. It's an open system, not like a car.
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