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2.7 oil pressure gauge install?

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by floger70, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. Oct 19, 2010 at 6:55 AM
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    hey guys looking for some advice on where to attatch my oil pressure line on my 2.7. just putting in an after market gauge and not quite sure on where to tie it into for an oil pasage.

    any advice?

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  2. Oct 19, 2010 at 7:02 AM
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    Electric or mechanical?
     
  3. Oct 19, 2010 at 7:05 AM
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    sorry its mechanical
     
  4. Oct 19, 2010 at 7:07 AM
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    I'd go electrical. No oil in cab and usually the sender has hookup for the idiot light to keep ecu happy instead of having to use a T fitting to have both.
     
  5. Oct 19, 2010 at 7:09 AM
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    Directly in front of the oil filter is the oil pressure switch. You could T of of that.
     
  6. Oct 19, 2010 at 7:11 AM
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  7. Oct 19, 2010 at 7:27 AM
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    What I meant was, the electrical sending unit has hookup for new gauge as well as a hookup for the idiot light wire on the same sender and no T action is necessary minimizing possible leak points. Use of a T fitting will be at least 3 junctions of seal tape if not 6. Preference thing mostly tho.
     
  8. Oct 19, 2010 at 7:53 AM
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    yea electrical is better but i already got this gauge for free haha so ill do it the normal way with the sending unit. thanks guys
     
  9. Oct 19, 2010 at 8:45 PM
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    When I used to have my old fox mustang I started with an electric gauge and then switched to a mechanical. It may be different now (this was 5-6 years ago) but the full sweep electrical gauges were expensive and a very narrow range of choices were available and I didn't like the sweep of my regular electric gauge. For the mechanicall instal I sheathed the copper line in some vacuum hose to keep it from rubbing on anything and never had a problem with any leaks.
     
  10. Oct 25, 2010 at 10:42 AM
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    got this all installed with a t and works great.
     
  11. Oct 25, 2010 at 4:41 PM
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    What size was the thread for the T? I'm trying to hook up an electrical sender where the stock sender is, but I can't figure out what kind of thread it needs to the block. I know the sender itself is 1/8" NPT, but the block????
     
  12. Oct 26, 2010 at 5:05 AM
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    yea i got a 3 way female 1/8 npt tee (non sexual lol) and then put a double male end on the that and screwed that into the stock sender location and then screwed the stock sender and the gauge line into the other two spots on the tee. fired it up and watched my oil pressure gauge to make sure it was working and checked everything for leaks.
     
  13. Oct 26, 2010 at 8:16 AM
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    1/8 NPT huh? I've read on some other forums that it's supposed to be M10 1.25 or 1/8 British Pipe Thread. Do you have any pictures of the installed product? Did you buy the T at an auto parts store or just a hardware store like Home Depot? Sorry for all of the questions, I just want to make sure I get it right so it doesn't leak. Thank you for the help.
     
  14. Oct 27, 2010 at 5:06 AM
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    yea i bought my stuff from canadian tire. seems to work fine for me. im at school right now but i can take pics later on and post them up. its just a female t with 1/8 npt on all three sides and then a male to male adapter with the same thread on it for where it goes into the block in the factory sensor location and the sensor and the line will thread into the other two holes. ill take the pics and post them up later on
     
  15. Oct 27, 2010 at 8:42 AM
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    That would be great I appreciate that. I went to the Home Depot yesterday and got the 1/8" male and 1/8" female T. I couldn't get the 1/8" male end to thread into the block. From what I understand, our trucks use the same oil pressure switch, so it should have the same thread pattern. Maybe a few pictures will help. Thanks again.
     
  16. Oct 27, 2010 at 8:44 AM
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    are you sure you got one that is NPT? if its not it wont thread in properly. i ran into that at first. but the NPT one worked perfectly for me
     
  17. Oct 27, 2010 at 8:24 PM
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    sorry its been rainning here all day and havnt been able to snap a pic of this. ill grab one tomorrow if it clears up.
     
  18. Oct 27, 2010 at 11:33 PM
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    Ahh rain that must be nice!

    I tried to use a 1/8" MIP fitting, which should be the same as the NPT fitting. It was too large for the hole on the block. I would still like to see some pictures of your setup. I'll post some of mine for sure (if I ever get it up and running).

    I may end up using the oil filter adapter that others have talked about. It's like 40 bucks, but it might be worth it.
     
  19. Oct 28, 2010 at 11:44 AM
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    heres some pics for ya

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    and one of my truck just for fun

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  20. Oct 28, 2010 at 1:24 PM
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    Nice setup!

    I'm going to try something else later on today, and I'm hoping it works.

    Here's a couple of pics of my setup:

    Daytime
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    Evening
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