Best Answer

most newer cars use an electrically controlled oil pressure sensor and gauge. aftermarket gauges use a plastic hose line connected to the oil pressure sensor port to the back of the gauge to directly measure the oil pressure. the only drawback may be , when you disconnect the wire from your original oil sensor, your oil light on the dash may stay on. If you can live with that, first locate your oil sending unit, your local auto parts store should be able to help you with that. Remove the oil sending unit. the trick now is to find the proper threaded adapter to connect the fitting that came with your installation kit to the threaded hole in the block, where you just removed the oil sending unit. Either find a suitable hole in the firewall or drill a hole in the firewall , and feed the plastic or steel line through the firewall and into the back of the new gauge. Make sure you properly tighten the fittings on both the engine, and the gauge, as oil pressure can measure anywhere from 15 to 80 pounds per square inch. It's going to make quite a mess if that hose pops off because of a loose fitting. Where you mount the gauge is going to take a little creativity, but try to mount it where you can easily read it, but not where it will interfere with your ability to safely operate your vehicle.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2010-04-27 02:49:13
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: How do install an aftermarket oil pressure gauge?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

How do you install an oil pressure gauge on a zx2?

Connect the wiring harness to the back of your oil pressure gauge. Secure the oil pressure gauge with the retaining screws.

How do you check oil pressure on 2003 HD XL1200C?

install an oil pressure gauge

Where do you install the oil pressure gauge on a Chevy 350 small block?

how to install the oil pressure gauge on a Chevy 350 small block

How do you install a oil pressure gauge to 99 eclipse?

Six-year the oil pressure gauge for your 1999 Mitsubishi eclipse with the retaining screws. Connect the oil pressure gauge wiring harness.

How do you install an oil pressure tach in a 95 Nissan 200sx?

Do you mean an oil pressure gauge? Not tach?

How do you install a mechanical oil pressure gauge on a 90 Nissan d21 12 valve?

"T" into the existing oil pressure gauge with brass pipe fittings. This way you will have the original oil pressure gauge and the mechanical oil pressure gauge. Don't forget to use thread sealer.

How do you install a oil pressure gauge on a 2000 eclipse?

You tap in off the stock oil pressure sender with a T fitting.

Why does your oil pressure gauge stay at zero on your 1994 Camaro Z28?

I feel sure you have checked to see that the engine has oil in it. You need to install an external oil pressure gauge, the mechanical type and check for pressure. If it shows that you have oil pressure then your sending unit is defective.

Why does the oil gauge lose pressure when warmed up on a 1993 eclipse?

Could be due to engine wear Try a heavier viscosity oil Install a manual gauge to check actual pressure

What kind of gauge do you need in a 1985 Monte Carlo LS that regulates the oil sending unit?

get a oil pressure gauge from the auto store and install it under your dash or where ever you find a place to install it and read the directions on how to install it.

How do you install oil pressure gauge on 00 civic?

If it is vacuum a gauge oil filter. You have to buy a 3/8 pipe t fitting to fit the block and install both the sensor and the gauge tube on. Key on power wire to light it up.

What is the function of the oil gauge in a car?

The oil gauge shows the oil's temperature. The oil pressure gauge monitors the oil pressure for your viewing pleasure.

People also asked