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Pressure Source: Oil and Fuel Gauges?

Getting ready to expand my gauges to include Fuel and Oil Pressures.

I'll be installing the Autometer GS Series full-sweep electric gauges. I have found a source for Billet oil and fuel filter caps, and a line to install the fuel pressure off the test port near the filter. But nothing similar for oil.

Where have ya'll installed your senders? Any pros/cons or issues?
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Here is where you can tie into the fuel. Most get extensions to move the sensor away from the motor a little. The test port. I'll see if I can get you a picture of the oil.

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Oops, did finish your post. Are you looking for this for the oil? Some have done the same on the oil filter cap.

The pictures come from this.

Powerstroke 6.0L Technical Intro Manual

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Which oil pressure you looking to do?

Wont the Edge read those? Just wondering.
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Thanks for those two posts, that helps out a lot.
I think the fuel will be taken from the test port, oil pressure from the cap.

Still would appreciate other opinions, and lessons learned from ya'lls installs.
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Which oil pressure you looking to do?

Wont the Edge read those? Just wondering.
Looking for low pressure oil, I don't think I need to keep an eye on the HPO press. unless you can think of one.

Edge will read FP, but only with their EAS attachment, the gauge is cheaper and I prefer the look of actual gauges. I'm not aware of the Edge reading OP.
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Here is a short thread on a location.

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Thanks, I'd rather not drill and tap the oil test port. I'll have to go that cap route.
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Here is another thread for "T" ing off the temp sensor for pressure.

oil pressure & temp - TheDieselGarage.com
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