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 Post subject: Re: after market oil pressure gauge
Posted: Thu May 27, 2010 9:41 am 
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make sure the sender unit is earthed to the block, if you have used thread tape on it, try clamping a wire around the sender then to a good earth as a test
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Posted: Thu May 27, 2010 7:27 pm 
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it has a seperate earth terminal on the sender so i attached it to the aircon bracket.

iv brought another one and if this one doesnt read im in the s**t eyy.

 

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 Post subject: Re: after market oil pressure gauge
Posted: Thu May 27, 2010 9:04 pm 
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just put a speco meter plasma series gauge and hooked it up and worked 1st go. i think i had a dud gauge.

just brought the au gauge pod should be here on monday, should look great.

 

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 Post subject: Re: after market oil pressure gauge
Posted: Thu May 27, 2010 9:15 pm 
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DormanAU wrote:
just put a speco meter plasma series gauge and hooked it up and worked 1st go. i think i had a dud gauge.

just brought the au gauge pod should be here on monday, should look great.


how about a pic ????
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 Post subject: Re: after market oil pressure gauge
Posted: Thu May 27, 2010 9:23 pm 
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will look like this one....this is the pic off the add but once i get the pod ill post a pic up.
ordered the matching oil temp gauge should have them both going. gauge is just sitting loosly at the moment.

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: after market oil pressure gauge
Posted: Fri May 28, 2010 9:08 am 
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be careful with the plasma series, i had three installed and the brightness was too much at night, felt like lasers burning my eyeballs, and you cant dim them. Also unless the gauge is pointing dead square to your vision you cant see some of the led indicators. The plasma senders i found work basically opposite to most other senders so maybe the one you had didnt suit the gauge you were having trouble with. But they do look pretty flash when you start the engine and they do there thing. Good luck.
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 Post subject: Re: after market oil pressure gauge
Posted: Fri May 28, 2010 5:34 pm 
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the one i had trouble with i was using its sensor....and i have a plan if there to bright, a light coat on the lens of tail light tint...should do the trick.
drove in the dark this morning with the gauge sitting in the spot where the holder goes and wasnt an issue, but once angled up might change....ill post up how it goes

 

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 Post subject: Re: after market oil pressure gauge
Posted: Sat May 29, 2010 9:25 pm 
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hooked up the pressure gauge and it works well except when i turn the lights on its drops to zero.

its not the earth cause iv done that already.

ideas?

 

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 Post subject: Re: after market oil pressure gauge
Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:22 pm 
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installed my gauges today and the temp gauge plays up. works on acc but when i turn the car on it goes spastic and doesnt work. so i put it on a switch and still doesnt work :( any ideas


will post a pic very soon

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:37 pm 
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heres my install

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: after market oil pressure gauge
Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:37 pm 
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sl not working properly though. its all wired up as it says, just dont work :(

 

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 Post subject: Re: after market oil pressure gauge
Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 3:06 pm 
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Your best bet .... speak to Stav from Stingray. He's around the Merrylands area and comes to you.
He installs gauges all of the time ... and will know the issue by looking at it straight away.

I had the same gauge pod in my AU ... and used basic Autometer oil pressure and Volt meter gauges ... and had my auto electrician fit them ... worked first go and never had an issue.

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I on-sold my gauge pod ... and will eventually be re-fitting them back into my BFII ute ... in the tripod gauge ... when funds permit. I'll be getting Stav to refit my gauges. This time though I'll be using a Speco sandwich plate to mount my oil pressure and temp senders ... much neater and easier .... uses the oil filter mount.

 

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 Post subject: Re: after market oil pressure gauge
Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:01 pm 
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im in vic so stav may be a tad expensive, there all wired up right, i have the oil pressure working properly....only need to get the temp working while the car is running, it reads if i shut the motor off then put it on acc. thats what has me stumped iv wired the 12v from the same spot but only the temp gauge does it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: after market oil pressure gauge
Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:23 pm 
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have you tried earthing that particular guage to the battery?
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 Post subject: Re: after market oil pressure gauge
Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:16 pm 
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im pretty sure the problem lies in the dash wiring, so what im going to do is run a wire from the battery to a relay and relay to the gauges. hook the relay to the acc, so when i turn the car on ill have a direct line from the battery to the gauge, fused of course. should elimitate my issues i hope.

 

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