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Old 07-17-2004, 21:01   #1 (permalink)
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Oil pressure sending unit?

Hi guys,
Just been trying to wire up an oil gauge in my car and have hit a snag, I have been looking for the oil pressure sender on the block and could not find it in its normal spot near the oil filter, however I did find what I *think* is the sender which is at the back of the block behind the manifold, is this actually the sender? I have attached a pic of the unit, it does not look like any unit I have looked for online, is it electrical or mechanical and how would I go about wiring it up?
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Old 07-17-2004, 23:09   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Oil pressure sending unit?

The Oil pressure switch is at the back of the block behind inlet manifold on a clevo. That picture is of a sender unit for oil pressure light. Gauge has a big silver canister.
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Thanks for your reply, xd351ute

Here is another photo, this is the only other sender-looking unit on the block as far as I can see (Sorry about the fuzzy photo), is this what I am after?

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Thanks for your reply, xd351ute

Here is another photo, this is the only other sender-looking unit on the block as far as I can see (Sorry about the fuzzy photo), is this what I am after?

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no, mate, that is the vacuum port on your inlet manifold. the oil sender is behind this on the block.
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Thanks Nak,
The only thing I have behind that is the sender unit for an oil pressure light, as xd351ute pointed out....do I need to unscrew this and put in a new sender for the gauge?
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You need to put a gauge sender unit in there instead of the light sender unit, or put in a T piece and run both. Is it a factory gauge or aftermarket?
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Its an autometer gauge, looks like i need to buy a sender for it and a line to run to the gauge (I didnt buy it new).
I should be able to just unscrew it and screw in the new sender, and the new sender should have an oil line that runs to the autometer gauge?

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Is it electric or mechanical? Mechanical runs a copper pipe from block to gauge (no sender unit on block), and electric has a sender unit and a wire to run to gauge.
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Well I would say it is mechanical, there is a clear tube running from the back of the gauge which I can see has had oil running through it. I bought a copper line from repco and it came with several threaded adaptors, I just cant see where to run it into the block, is it where that current sending unit is located? In that case I will have to unscrew that sender and screw the copper line straight into the block?

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Thats it, unscrew the sender unit and screw the copper fitting straight into the block. Make sure first that the other end fits onto the back of the gauge.
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