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Oil pressure guage...
|Subject: Oil pressure guage... Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:39 am|| |
Hey guys, I've seen some add an oil Temp gauge but what about an Oil Pressure? Has anyone done this? if so could an electronic aftermarket one for a car work?
|Subject: Re: Oil pressure guage... Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:49 pm|| |
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|Subject: Re: Oil pressure guage... Mon Nov 10, 2014 5:08 pm|| |
Hi CC, I'm not sure on the electronic version because you have to drill and thread a hole in the engine casing for a Boss to be situated? You could utilise the oil filler hole with a blank plug drilled and threaded to take a pressure gauge similar to this? Maybe someone else will chip in with idea's?
|Subject: Re: Oil pressure guage... Mon Nov 10, 2014 5:34 pm|| |
hmm.. ok I was thinking maybe even fit a "T" on the OEM sensor and run a line from there...
|Subject: Re: Oil pressure guage... Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:16 pm|| |
I'm no expert but surely the crankcase ( if thats the right terminology ) or sump will not be under oil pressure ?
I would of thought oil pressure would be measured at the oil pump outlet ( someone tell me if I'm talking bollocks )
|Subject: Re: Oil pressure guage... Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:41 pm|| |
according to the FSM "check the oil pressure in the following manner."
o Remove the main oil gallery plug.
o lnstall the oil pressure gauge with adaptor in the position shown in the figure
So short of installing a fitting in the Main plug and running a line from there I think the only other option would be where the OEM sender is... same as you would do it in a car...
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|Subject: Re: Oil pressure guage... Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:33 pm|| |
An oil pressure gauge seems like work for the sake of work, could be wrong tho I spose
|Subject: Re: Oil pressure guage... Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:08 pm|| |
Not really... I've installed them countless times in cars (Mechanical & Electrical).. It's a fairly simple job. Hardest part is finding a good spot to tap into. Found a nice spot, right under the oil filter there is a journal that's just plugged by a bolt. Remove that bolt and put the line in there.
I personally like the idea of having it.. a lot less work then having to check pressure when there's something wrong (FSM says to connect gauge to main oil drain plug hole costing you $$$ for new oil)
I'll be starting a new thread soon with some of the mods I'm doing along with pics so you can see. (just painted the front rim yesterday lol)
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|Subject: Re: Oil pressure guage... Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:09 pm|| |
- CanadianCruiser wrote:
I personally like the idea of having it..
That's a good enough reason
I'll look forward to your write up
|Subject: Re: Oil pressure guage... || |
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