Originally Posted by Mike Gayner
I don't have an oil pressure guage - should I rely on the idiot light, or buy a cheapo guage tomorrow?
As long as your idiot light works you should be OK. I think they're set to go out above 15psi.
I would still get an actual oil pressure gauge though. Whether you get it tomorrow or some other time when funds allow. You can then see whats normal and identify any abnormalities before they get bad.
Watch out for your alternator light going out when you start your car. You may have blown some of the diodes due to incorrect polarity on the casing etc, inwhich case it won't generate a charge.
Good luck with everything. I hope you're up and down the street destroying some ozone tomorrow