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manual oil pressure gauge install location
02-26-2010, 08:02 AM
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manual oil pressure gauge install location
Ok well i need to know were i can install the lines for a aftermarket oil line for a gauge...Idk were i can get oil pressure from to put a fitting and run the oil lines to the cab... Thanks for the help




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02-26-2010, 08:50 AM
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RE: manual oil pressure gauge install location
stay away from the cheap gauges that actually require you to route a thin tube and oil into the cab to the gauge. You want a nice electronic gauge and matched sending unit. You will have to T into the factory sending unit location on the back of the block... its 1/4" NPT thread




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02-26-2010, 09:35 AM
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RE: manual oil pressure gauge install location
(02-26-2010 08:50 AM)dodgethis12 Wrote:  stay away from the cheap gauges that actually require you to route a thin tube and oil into the cab to the gauge. You want a nice electronic gauge and matched sending unit. You will have to T into the factory sending unit location on the back of the block... its 1/4" NPT thread


While I agree with staying away from cheap gauges and staying away from using the plastic lines supplied with many mechanical oil pressure gauges, I always ran mechanical gauges in the vehicles I installed aftermarket gauges (Autometer) in and used copper tubing as the supply line from the oil port to the gauge. Autometer sells copper line kits for this exact purpose: http://www.amazon.com/Auto-Meter-3224-Co...B00062YWM4


I'd much sooner run a mechanical gauge than an electrical gauge on anything and everything but fuel pressure (when mounting the gauge(s) in the cabin of the vehicle). I've never had a problem with leaks with copper supply lines.




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02-26-2010, 01:06 PM
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RE: manual oil pressure gauge install location
I never like to take oil anywhere "extra" that I dont have to. Its just asking for leaks and more points of failure. Another reason why Im not a fan of remote oil filter kits.... even tho lots of people run them just fine. Personal preference. A good set of electric gauges is just as reliable and accurate as a mechanical set. I use quality gauges like VDO in all of my older stuff that needs them....

The cheapo wal mart gauges that you can buy for like 15 bux do not belong on a vehicle.....!!




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02-26-2010, 11:48 PM (This post was last modified: 02-26-2010 11:54 PM by MYTYT.)
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RE: manual oil pressure gauge install location
I have a set of mechanical gauges in my '71 Ford & they have been in it for 20+ years. All copper line, no leaks.

The last aftermarket electronic gauge I bought was a POS. Autometer replaced it twice & it still didnt work right & yes, everything was hooked up correct.

If your going electronic, go with VDO or Stewart Warner gauges.




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02-27-2010, 09:31 AM (This post was last modified: 02-27-2010 09:34 AM by Swampthing.)
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RE: manual oil pressure gauge install location
Ok well i have small s.s. braded lines that i am using for mine and i just need to know were i can tap into the motor for pressure
any pictures or diagrams would be very helpful...i couldnt find any




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02-27-2010, 10:03 AM
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RE: manual oil pressure gauge install location
I have mine in the stock electronic sensor location. I think that is the only oil pressure port on the block.




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02-27-2010, 10:09 AM
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RE: manual oil pressure gauge install location
ok so did you just make a T fitting for the electronic one to keep it installed also




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02-27-2010, 10:10 AM (This post was last modified: 02-27-2010 10:12 AM by Gerehead8.)
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RE: manual oil pressure gauge install location
(02-26-2010 01:06 PM)dodgethis12 Wrote:  I never like to take oil anywhere "extra" that I dont have to. Its just asking for leaks and more points of failure. Another reason why Im not a fan of remote oil filter kits.... even tho lots of people run them just fine. Personal preference. A good set of electric gauges is just as reliable and accurate as a mechanical set. I use quality gauges like VDO in all of my older stuff that needs them....

The cheapo wal mart gauges that you can buy for like 15 bux do not belong on a vehicle.....!!

Will a good quailty electric gauge drop down to 7 psi at idle? The factory electric gauge always just sits around 40 psi even though the pressure is a lot lower than that most of the time.
(02-27-2010 10:09 AM)Swampthing Wrote:  ok so did you just make a T fitting for the electronic one to keep it installed also

No I just removed the factory sensor and put the mechanical in. The factory oil pressure shows 0 all the time but I have no dummy lights on so it doesn't bother me. One of these days I will put a T in but its not high on my list.




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03-16-2010, 07:53 PM
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RE: manual oil pressure gauge install location
ok so what i found was a oil filter sandwich block...mounts between oil filter and the block and has fittings for presure or oil lines for turbos or for oil coolers...so thats what i bought instead to run mine...will update in the next week or so...waiting for it in mail




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