How do I hook up my oil gauge?

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How do I hook up my oil gauge?

Post by 99dohcneon » Wed Mar 14, 2007 7:00 pm

I bought it used. What kind of fitting do I need to connect the oil to the block? He chopped the line off
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Post by Diablo0 » Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:18 pm

I'm guessing it's a mechanical with out you said he cut the line off. Or are you by chance talking electrical?
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Post by 99dohcneon » Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:11 pm

Diablo0 wrote:I'm guessing it's a mechanical with out you said he cut the line off. Or are you by chance talking electrical?
Yep mechanical
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Post by Vinny » Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:32 am

There should have been some sort of pipe-thread adapter included with the gauge to connect the line into the block or head. You might be able to got the fitting from an Auto Meter dealer.
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Post by BlackRoseRacing » Thu Mar 15, 2007 5:17 am

You can find the install kit at these local autoparts stores:
AutoZone - Same isle as the Autometer and MSD products - around $6
Advance Auto Parts - Same isle as the MrGasket products - around $6
The do offer a copper install kit but thats around twice the price. If you are going to keep your stock oil pressure sensor you are going to need a T fitting to screw into the back of the block to allow the gauge and sensor to hook up. This T fitting can be made with components from HomeDepot's plumbing isle :wink:
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Post by 99dohcneon » Thu Mar 15, 2007 10:05 am

BlackRoseRacing wrote:You can find the install kit at these local autoparts stores:
AutoZone - Same isle as the Autometer and MSD products - around $6
Advance Auto Parts - Same isle as the MrGasket products - around $6
The do offer a copper install kit but thats around twice the price. If you are going to keep your stock oil pressure sensor you are going to need a T fitting to screw into the back of the block to allow the gauge and sensor to hook up. This T fitting can be made with components from HomeDepot's plumbing isle :wink:
Cool. I bought it used he chopped the line off so I have the end to the meter. I check it out thanks
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Post by das2123 » Thu Mar 15, 2007 10:24 am

99dohcneon wrote:
Diablo0 wrote:I'm guessing it's a mechanical with out you said he cut the line off. Or are you by chance talking electrical?
Yep mechanical
Why not go with an electrical gauge? Safer, IMO.
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Post by 99dohcneon » Thu Mar 15, 2007 10:57 am

das2123 wrote:
99dohcneon wrote:
Diablo0 wrote:I'm guessing it's a mechanical with out you said he cut the line off. Or are you by chance talking electrical?
Yep mechanical
Why not go with an electrical gauge? Safer, IMO.
Whats IMO? I got this off someone at the other org. I didnt know it was mechanical until I got it. I dont have money to buy a electric there alot.
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Post by das2123 » Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:06 am

99dohcneon wrote:
das2123 wrote:
99dohcneon wrote:
Diablo0 wrote:I'm guessing it's a mechanical with out you said he cut the line off. Or are you by chance talking electrical?
Yep mechanical
Why not go with an electrical gauge? Safer, IMO.
Whats IMO? I got this off someone at the other org. I didnt know it was mechanical until I got it. I dont have money to buy a electric there alot.
IMO=In my opinion.

Electrical ones are safer, depending on where you put the mechanical gauge. Alot of people are weary of running hot oil lines into the interior or their car.
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Post by 99dohcneon » Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:27 am

das2123 wrote:
99dohcneon wrote:
das2123 wrote:
99dohcneon wrote:
Diablo0 wrote:I'm guessing it's a mechanical with out you said he cut the line off. Or are you by chance talking electrical?
Yep mechanical
Why not go with an electrical gauge? Safer, IMO.
Whats IMO? I got this off someone at the other org. I didnt know it was mechanical until I got it. I dont have money to buy a electric there alot.
IMO=In my opinion.

Electrical ones are safer, depending on where you put the mechanical gauge. Alot of people are weary of running hot oil lines into the interior or their car.
Yea. That as its done right should be ok. That would suck if it busted though
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Post by 99dohcneon » Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:17 pm

Autozone plastic line 7.99 copper 12.99 Im going with copper
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Post by das2123 » Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:22 pm

99dohcneon wrote:Autozone plastic line 7.99 copper 12.99 Im going with copper
Yeah, definitely go with the copper.
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Post by 99dohcneon » Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:56 pm

das2123 wrote:
99dohcneon wrote:Autozone plastic line 7.99 copper 12.99 Im going with copper
Yeah, definitely go with the copper.
everyones making me paranoid. I made a thread at the org. Turned into a arguement between mechanical and electric oil gauges.
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Post by das2123 » Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:07 pm

99dohcneon wrote:
das2123 wrote:
99dohcneon wrote:Autozone plastic line 7.99 copper 12.99 Im going with copper
Yeah, definitely go with the copper.
everyones making me paranoid. I made a thread at the org. Turned into a arguement between mechanical and electric oil gauges.
Yeah that figures. I have seen that same arguement over there as well. Not yours, but same song, different verse.
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Post by Jordan2.4 » Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:11 pm

The mechanical ones can cause lots of probelms if the line breaks. Run a copper line and tripple check the connections and you will be fine.
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