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Old 10-09-2013, 06:35 PM
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Default Aftermarket oil pressure gauge

Ok so since I've learned over the years the stock oil pressure gauge is what I call a dummy gauge( only goes down when to low of pressure). Since this I want to add a aftermarket gauge that give actually readings of oil pressure. But I have no clue how to do so lol. Like I can run wire and put a gauge in and what not just need some help on how about doing so if that makes sense
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:03 PM
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You will have to replace the sending unit and buy an aftermarket gauge. Idk of any good ones. I looked into doing this a while back but I don't really remember the names of any gauges I found. I also know that I found a thread on this before so you could try searching for that unless someone else might chime in

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Old 10-09-2013, 07:24 PM
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I have these in my f100. Work great. You can even keep the stock sending unit if you want (I didn't bother). Instructions are really good, and it's actually pretty simple. All you have to do is run the plastic hose to where the old sending unit was. One end in that, one end in the gauge. It also has a light that you can wire up for night use. Pretty simple, IMO.

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Old 10-10-2013, 07:08 AM
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Very easy. Just disconnect the sensor and autometer provides everything else. This is a mechanical gauge. Everything you see was around $85.

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Old 10-10-2013, 07:31 AM
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Can you hook up the aftermarket oil pressure gauge, and still have the one on the instrument panel still work?
Id love to do this, but don't want a dead laying gauge on the instrument panel lol

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Old 10-10-2013, 07:31 AM
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Can you hook up the aftermarket oil pressure gauge, and still have the one on the instrument panel still work?
Id love to do this, but don't want a dead laying gauge on the instrument panel lol

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Yes. The link to the one I posted has instructions on how to do that. The only thing you need is a t-fitting.

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Old 10-10-2013, 07:32 AM
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All in all, is it a pretty easy job? How long did it take you?

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Old 10-10-2013, 07:35 AM
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All in all, is it a pretty easy job? How long did it take you?

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Bout 5 minutes. Hardest part is finding somewhere to mount the gauges. Lol.

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Old 10-10-2013, 07:41 AM
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Lol, I'd put mine on the pillars.
I'd like to have oil pressure, and tranny temp

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Very easy. Just disconnect the sensor and autometer provides everything else. This is a mechanical gauge. Everything you see was around $85.

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Could you message or post the links to where you bought your setup?

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Old 10-10-2013, 07:42 AM
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Lol, I'd put mine on the pillars.
I'd like to have oil pressure, and tranny temp

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Heres how I temporarily mounted mine.

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The clear plastic line running down by the oil filter is the one for the oil pressure gauge. I thought heat would be an issue, but Ive gotten over 200 degrees and it hasnt hurt the hose.

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Old 10-10-2013, 07:45 AM
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Lol, I'd put mine on the pillars.
I'd like to have oil pressure, and tranny temp

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where you bought your setup?

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Old 10-10-2013, 10:07 AM
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Default Re: Aftermarket oil pressure gauge

So the sending unit. Where is that located?
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Old 10-10-2013, 10:20 AM
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Summit.
I can't find your setup, especially for that price

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Old 10-10-2013, 11:21 AM
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I can't find your setup, especially for that price

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Then your not searching good.

Its a phantom mechanical oil gauge. Which is around $60. Then the pillar for a ford ranger is autometer as well and its about $25.

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So the sending unit. Where is that located?
Follow the transmission dipstick down. Its right on the back of the block. Plug is white.

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Old 10-10-2013, 12:14 PM
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Very easy. Just disconnect the sensor and autometer provides everything else. This is a mechanical gauge. Everything you see was around $85.

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Where did u get this set up? Exactly what I was wanting
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