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Old 05-26-2009, 08:37 PM   #1
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Default Track crew-oil pressure gauges-What are you guys using and why?

With a new motor in the near future I'm looking into a real oil pressure gauge. My 90 has the "real" gauge, but i want something more accurate.

What are you guys using, how does it compare to the stock one?

Whats the thread pitch on the side of the block, so i can get the right fittings for an oil pressure sender.

How/where does everyone have them mounted on the motor and in the car?

I am NOT taking anymore vents out, already lost one and it sucks. I have a duel A-piller but so that's out. And i dont want it below my stereo, because ill never see it.
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With a little Dremel action you can replace the stock OP gauge with an Autometer or VDO.
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Stock threads are 1/8 BSP (not NPT); most aftermarket gauge senders will be 1/8 NPT.

Best would be a mechanical gauge, because they react the quickest to any change in oil pressure. Downside is that you have to run an oil line into the car.
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Running an oil line into the car is not an option. I do not want hot pressurized oil in my cabin one bit.

What are the other options?
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they make fluid isolators so you simply have water in your cabin. Im pretty sure its the only way to be legal on the track. Look into it.
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So the oil pressure sender+gauge showed up today. This thing weighs a significantly amount more than the oem one. Ive got the 1/8th bsp to 1/8th npt fitting so the sender will be sitting even further away from the block.

Is this going to put too much stress on the threads in the block? Should i be worried? I do not want any issues with this.

Edit: I was also just thinking, maybe i should get some kind of T fitting to run the oem unit + my autometer one. Thoughts?
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