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Oil Pressure Guage Reading Low

I have a question for the guru's on the forum. I have a 2005 CCSB FX4 all stock except the Swamps 58 volt ficm, and a dashboss for monitoring.

Ive noticed the oil pressure gauge on the dash registers pressure, however, it never comes up past like 1/4 of the gauge. Is this something that I should be worried about? How do I go about checking this? Any help you guys can offer would be greatly appreciated.

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Edit* Truck starts fine, runs fine, no noticable issues.

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The only thing that guage means is there is at least 7psi.....it's useless otherwise.

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probably and instrument cluster issue. The oil pressure sender is just a switch, on/off, it can't read high or low pressure

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Thanks for the responses!

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Once you get a real set of gauges you'll see that the only dash gauges worth even looking at are the fuel tank level, speedometer and tach.

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Once you get a real set of gauges you'll see that the only dash gauges worth even looking at are the fuel tank level, speedometer and tach.
So in addition to using the Dashboss for monitoring I should add manual guages as well? If so, what would you recommend I monitor with its own gauge?

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Fuel pressure, base oil pressure, egt's.

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Ive got the EGT probe and getting ready to order the Fuel PSI sensor....both connect to the dashboss. When you say "egt's" should i be monitoring before and after the turbo?

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Ive got the EGT probe and getting ready to order the Fuel PSI sensor....both connect to the dashboss. When you say "egt's" should i be monitoring before and after the turbo?
Drivers side exhaust manifold is a popular place, you may get a huge diff in opinion on that. Plenty of writeups on that.

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Putting in my oil pressure unit withOUT using the cap, but removing the sensor and putting a T in there.

Where are you all getting your T for this type of installation?

Using the oil cap is not an option for me.

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