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Oil Pressure Gauge on a 1st Gen?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by steve o 77, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. Jan 15, 2010 at 11:04 AM
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    Well I searched and found nothing on this. I was wondering if anyone on here has installed an oil pressure gauge on their first gen 3.4L. If you have could you explain how you hooked it up and where you mounted the gauge?

    Thanks
     
  2. Jan 15, 2010 at 11:28 AM
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    Don't know how to install them, but here is a site that makes them. They mount in the pillar... http://www.gaugepods.com/tacoma2002.jpg
     
  3. Jan 15, 2010 at 11:47 AM
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    Yeah, I saw those, they look nice. I just don't know how to hook it up on the engine side.
     
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    Bump! Im buying one and would like to know this as well.
     
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    But thats more a mechanical oil pressure gauge right? Im getting a electrical gauge though haha. Thanks though. :)
     
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    Really? Well I have no idea how to even hook it up yet lol. Have any links that show how to on our trucks?
     
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    what is better, mechanical or electrical?
     
  9. Dec 8, 2010 at 8:33 PM
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    ok thanks, so is the electrical one easier to install i assume?
     
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    Electrical. No high pressure lines going into cab. :thumbsup:
     
  11. Dec 8, 2010 at 9:15 PM
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    geez sounds kinda complicated. although I havent done to much research yet so I don't know much about it.
     
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    Not sure about these days but the Autometer senders I've installed are pretty big (about 10 yrs ago). I would think technology advancements would have led to smaller senders these days.

    Electrical is the "safest" but I still always prefered mechanical. The measurment range was much greater than electrical & mechanical is more accurate. Again, maybe these days they have improved.


    If you do run mechanical, don't use the cheap nylon tubing that comes with the kit, especially if you ever plan on disconnecting it for serving or anything. Spend the $60 for a steel braded line. Trust me, I learned the hard way, had a driver's side floor mat covered in a pool of oil before. That was not fun yet I still would not swap over to an electrical guage.

    I never installed one on a Tacoma but I've almost always installed them in the factory location for the sender for the oil pressure warning light (aka idiot light) with a T fitting. Usually on the block.
     
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