oil gauge hook-up



oil gauge hook-up

Postby grumpyvette » October 10th, 2008, 8:02 am

Does it matter where I tap an 1/8" line to a mechanical oil press gauge on a permacool unit? The block adapter, the filter end, or tee off of the supply or return hose???

oil pressure, gauges are usually connected to the engine block, generally to the access port over the oil filter or near the distributor base, depending on the application
Id suggest a new gauge and sending unit, if you don,t know the condition of the old stock parts, it generally requires a sending unit, and a connecting wire that connects the gauge to that sending unit, but naturally the pair must be a matched set

a few oil pressure gauges use two wire connections, many just a sensor and a single connection, most need a MATCHED pressure sending unit and a gauge

http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?part=ATM-2241

http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?part=ATM%2D5727&view=64&N=700+

theres a port for the sensor near the distrib and you could also install it near the oil filter in a few blocks

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normally a 1/8" pipe thread

http://www.plumbingsupply.com/pipethreadsizing.html

theres also mechanical gauges available that require a tube for oil to reach the gauge, but they tend to be a P.I.T.A. and subject to leaks
IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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