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Old 02-21-2013, 04:42 PM
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Oil pressure/ oil temp gauges please help!

Ok so added three gauges to my gauge collection in my truck and they are fuel pressure, oil pressure, and oil temp. I had no problem hooking the fuel pressure right up to the fuel bowl, but the other are giving me trouble and there has got to be an easier way someone out there knows about. I was going to T off of the stock senders on the oil cooler but there is almost 0 amount of room to work so where else can I pick up oil pressure from???
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:13 PM
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Get a billet oil filter cap that is taped and tee off of it a put them there. I got mine from river city diesel
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Yea I thought about that just seems like a lot of stress to hang two senders off one little fitting plus having to take it apart to change the oil very time
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Oil pressure/ oil temp gauges please help!

Contact rdezs, he was making adapters with extra ports for just such a project.

Oil Pressure Switch stripped out...


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Old 02-22-2013, 04:34 AM
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I bought a 7/16-20 to 1/8npt adapter at Mcmaster and put the Isspro sender in the oem hole. I put a -4 AN cap with a wire cut to length on the oem sender to trick it into thinking it had oil pressure, wrapped it with some fire sleeve and left it plugged in and laying in the valley. The only issue for some is the stock gauge shows oil pressure whenever the key is on, I never looked at it. I can't confirm that leaving the sender unplugged would not throw a cel, plus all the parts are there if I ever need to put it back stock.
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:49 AM
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Thank you for the link very creative
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:50 AM
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Jsm180 I love that idea! Thank you
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:46 AM
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I made a bracket that mounts to the fire wall that holds to tee and senders and ran a braided line with quick disconect to the cap
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:04 AM
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I like that idea also, I think what I'm going to do is put the oil temp sender in the oil cap, and the t off the oil pressure sensor for my oil pressure gauge and be done
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:07 AM
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And the only negative I see to jsm180's idea is that even tho the stock oil pressure gauge is an idiot light it will in the event of the engine loosing oil pressure throw a check engine and throw the truck into limp mode, where as if the factory sending unit is tricked to having oil pressure all the time the only way you would know you have no oil pressure is by looking at your aftermarket gauge or even worse BOOM!
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