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Old 08-05-2009, 09:52 AM   #1
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oil pressure prob

ok so my oil pressure gauge is on the frits how would i tell if its the gauge or the sending unit (and yes i already tried the easy fix for the gauges that's been posted on here before worked on all but the oil pressure) any help would be appreciated

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Old 08-05-2009, 09:43 PM   #2
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What is "on the fritz" What exactly is the guage doing? Is it reading always high or low? Does it change when the motor gets to normal operating temps?

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Old 08-06-2009, 12:10 AM   #3
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gauge always at the highest setting and never moves down
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Old 08-06-2009, 11:41 AM   #4
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come on guys need a little help here to figure this out i just need a way to tell if its the gauge or not
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Start with the sending unit. My guage would be pegged out at 80 till it warmed up. Replaced the sending unit, problem solved. Can pick up aftermarket around $30 or OEM around $60.

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Old 08-06-2009, 03:39 PM   #6
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Mine did the same thing, pegged out at 80 until hot then dropped a bit. Replaced the sending unit and solved the problem. I think I paid 34.00 for it. I would just replace the sending unit.
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Old 08-07-2009, 12:53 PM   #7
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yeah but mine never moves down ever so i'm thinking gauge
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Well, for 30 bucks I would replace the sending unit. A lot less aggravation than trying to figure out if it's the gauge or not and then having to replace the sending unit anyway. However, when you shut it off does the gauge move to 0 or does it stay at 80. Most likely if it moves it's the sending unit if not it's the gauge.
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to test the gauge just unplug the wire from the sender and attach it to a ground it should go to 0, then you know it is the sender i had the same prob.
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ah ok thanks i'll have to get out their and give that a try after the friggen rain stops

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