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Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 10:05 pm 
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hi guys

just a quick question?
are the oil pressure senders the same from ea to au..

the ea has a sports cluster with the oil guage
ive just put au engine in ea and the oil pressure guage just sits in one spot doesnt rise or drop it just stays on the same spot when engine is running..

the senders look the same but i thought they may have different ohms between the two...??????
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Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 10:14 pm 
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not sure if they are the same
but it sounds like the EA had a sender that detects the pressure, where as the AU just has the low spec low pressure switch
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Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 1:06 am 
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like twistedel said, there are 2. the low spec one which is like an off on switch, and the higher spec one which measures the actual pressure.

i went to repco and they didnt know what i was talking about, so ending up buying one from ford for 50 bucks, shop around though and you should get one much cheaper. even pull one out of an xr/fairmont at a wreckers

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 8:20 am 
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Have you still got the EA motor? If so take the sender from that.

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 9:05 am 
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madmax wrote:
Have you still got the EA motor? If so take the sender from that.


yea thanks guys..
all i know is the engine came out of a au fairmont.
ill probably take the one out of the ea engine.
i just thought id ask because the sender looks like a bit of a pain to get to.
should of swapped them while the engine was out..
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Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 9:36 am 
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Take the air box out and you'll get to it fairly easy.

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 9:45 am 
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yeah can be a bit of a pain in the a** to get too, one of those deep sockets makes things much easier though

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 11:32 am 
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TMAN NK wrote:
madmax wrote:
Have you still got the EA motor? If so take the sender from that.


yea thanks guys..
all i know is the engine came out of a au fairmont.
ill probably take the one out of the ea engine.
i just thought id ask because the sender looks like a bit of a pain to get to.
should of swapped them while the engine was out..


AU Fairmont has a guage
However I have heard once before that they are different to the regular sender.
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Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 1:22 pm 
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thanks
i will give it a go and see what happens
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Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 3:00 pm 
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if both motors had the guage then they should be the same.

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 4:41 pm 
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ok

with the old engine the oil pressure read about 3/4 when driving and would drop down to about 1/4 when idling(when the engine was still good)

now with the au engine the oil pressure sits between 1/4 and 1/2 and stays there it doesnt go up or down..

i guess its ok but i thought that there might have been a slight difference in resistance giving me different readings..
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Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:21 pm 
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hi
just a update
the senders look the same but the au one reads different..
i took the one out of the ea and it now reads just over 1/2 and it will go up slightly when you rev it and drop back to 1/2 on the guage when it idles
where the au one read low and stayed low ..
so its all good now..

thanks for your replys
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Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 8:17 pm 
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must be calibrated differently for the different gauges.

 

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