Do they come equipped with c-valve shut offs? Also does it come with a master relief valve on one of the ends? Have you tried purging with that if it has one. One more thing, if it is just "residual" pressure trapped in the body, then when you have it "online" with pressure on it, it actually may be giving you an accurate reading. Set your master to a given psi and see if the other gauges that zero out give you the same reading under pressure. If so, I wouldn't sweat it unless it really bothers you. That's my best shot for your problem. Let us know what's happening after you investigate more.