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Old 05-03-2011, 05:37 PM   #1
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Sitting on the side of the road!!!

So I'm driving to another town on a pretty coastal highway and I start smelling something. I look at my oil pressure gauge and it's at 0! WTF?! Pull over really fast and shut it off, to smoke pouring out, I'm thinking OMG I blew it! Take a look and the small plastic hose on my pressure gauge blew out sending oil every where. Luckily it wasn't that long and I still have oil when I checked the dip stick.

Here is the good part, I'm in my nice work clothes and I just had surgery on my right index finger making it useless! I am literally in the middle of nowhere waiting for the wife to bring some oil and a change of clothes... At least I have the iPad and great cell service to kill time!

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Old 05-03-2011, 05:39 PM   #2
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At least the view is nice...

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you are pretty slick

(get it?)
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Old 05-03-2011, 05:45 PM   #4
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If you have a lighter you can melt the plastic hose closed. Just to stop the flow of spewing oil.
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Haha! funny but not at the same time...
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That's too bad but that's also the reason I wouldn't run a mechanical oil pressure gauge if someone paid me to.
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Old 05-03-2011, 05:47 PM   #7
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If you have a lighter you can melt the plastic hose closed. Just to stop the flow of spewing oil.
I've heard that one but it is right in the y so I'm afraid it won't take...
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That's too bad but that's also the reason I wouldn't run a mechanical oil pressure gauge if someone paid me to.
Better suggestion? I'm all ears at this point.
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Do you have any vise grips or can your wife bring you some??
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Do you have any vise grips or can your wife bring you some??
Yep. Just waiting for the Calvary...
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Better suggestion? I'm all ears at this point.
The factory oil pressure gauge is electric, that mechanical oil pressure gauge your TJ has is pure aftermarket. I'm guessing the previous owner installed it.
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The factory oil pressure gauge is electric, that mechanical oil pressure gauge your TJ has is pure aftermarket. I'm guessing the previous owner installed it.
Yes, because the sending unit was bad. I replaced that but left the gauge. Guess I'll take it out...
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Okay found a screw in the glove box that fit and jammed it in. Should hold till I get home. Still gonna add some oil to be safe.
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All set back on the road!
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where were you broke down at?
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1) That sucks.

2) It never ceases to impress me at the resourcefulness and the availability of this community. Jerry, especially - there at the drop of a hat.

Hope you get your problem solved with a quickness, ospreyguy.
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North Florida, just outside of Huguenot State Park in between Jacksonville and Fernandina...

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1) That sucks.

2) It never ceases to impress me at the resourcefulness and the availability of this community. Jerry, especially - there at the drop of a hat.

Hope you get your problem solved with a quickness, ospreyguy.
1. Yes it does. 2. YES IT DOES!

I only sat there for about 45 min until the wife arrived with some oil to be safe. I had it fixed and ready to go when she got there.

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