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oil pressure gauge question

The stock dash oil pressure gauge, is this one of those that only has a couple places to read? Like too low, ok, high?
Where can i hook a real gauge to to check actual pressure?
What should it be reading? whats good oil pressure on a 7.3 at idle?
My factory gauge takes a couple maybe a few seconds to get a reading after the truck starts? Is this normal? I am sure it takes a brief period for the oil to get to the sending unit?
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Are you wanting to check LPO or HPO?

Mine takes about the same amount of time to jump up too.



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Yes it takes a couple seconds... it is reading the pressure in the top of the reservoir. Not sure what numbers are good though...

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Oh not a clue on pressures for LPO



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which sending unit is it? The tip top of the reservoir?
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Yep, the one on the side of the reservoir is EOT (Engine oil temp)

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