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Has any one installed and oil pressure gauge, is it eay and how do you do it, should i take it to some one or is it easy enough for me to do my self

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Yea pretty easy, use one of the galley holes in the block on the drivers side of the 2.2 and wire according to the instructions.



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Yea, thats what I did. Top galley plug on the drivers side. I get odd pressure readings tho....


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the head bottle necks the oil passages or something. not sure exactly but it will either give half or double the oil press. i forgot what, but the bottom line is it reads funky. mine was kind of a pain in the ass, just do the metric adapter from the oil filter housing (replacing the factory sender), either tee off and still use the factory sender with the aftermarket one or just replace with the aftermarket line or electric sender. i used an a/n line from the metric adapter to the gauge inside the car. you'll need about 20 feet. 16 was veeeerrrrry tight.

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Yea, drift. Im in the top galley plug and i get like maybe 12psi after the car heats up, heh


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i get 30psi fully warmed up at idle

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in the morning i get 50, after class 25, but after i drive for awhile, it goes down to like 10-12


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yeah whats funny is, the oil pressure in these cars usually exceeds 110-115 psi anyway, even warmed up. so be sure to get a gauge that will read that high. mine is pretty much useless cause it goes to 100.

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i have yet to get above 75


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yeah whats funny is, the oil pressure in these cars usually exceeds 110-115 psi anyway, even warmed up. so be sure to get a gauge that will read that high. mine is pretty much useless cause it goes to 100.
Did you steal an engine out of an OH-58D? I have never gotten over 60PSI.



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