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never understood the "needle moving" theory. Mine doesnt budge, not does my oil pressure gauge.(aftermarket), until motor fires up. Then it reads 40psi and 20 at idle once warm.
DOesthe smoke clear up? Its possible, that the gauge WAS working, and now you have a blown o-ring or two...causingthe smoke.
Its not a bad idea to have a spare CPS in the glovebox either. Since you ordered a new ICP too, install that..( i just installed one, since the originals' been in since 8/99).
Remove the allen plug atop the hpop resivoir, and check oil level. Should be 1/2in-3/4in below plughole...(check while cold). If low, thats an indication of oil leaking back into crankcase..thus, the hard starts.
99.5 x-cab 7.3l, 6spd, 161k miles.....