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wiring of oil pressure gauge

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hi just wondering how to wire up an autometre oil pressure guage. I have followed the instructions and it doesnt work! it just goes all the way up past 100psi and stays there when the ignition is turned on, and when the engine is running. I also tried it with a splitfire guage and it did the same thing. In addition i tried two different sendors so its not the sender or guage but the wiring, so what am I doing wrong?

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Re: wiring of oil pressure gauge

are you using senders for oil warning light or for gauge ???

the light senders work the opposite way to gauge senders and will make the gauge read full at no preasure.

you can buy a VDO gauge sender at most auto shops ( repco, autobahn etc), should fix it

the other thing that could be wrong is it the wire that goes to sender has been squashed and is earthing out.

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Re: wiring of oil pressure gauge

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are you using senders for oil warning light or for gauge ???

the light senders work the opposite way to gauge senders and will make the gauge read full at no preasure.

you can buy a VDO gauge sender at most auto shops ( repco, autobahn etc), should fix it

the other thing that could be wrong is it the wire that goes to sender has been squashed and is earthing out.
yes it is def a sender not switch - the ones that came with the guage. i also changeg the wires n it still does it!!

what are the chances of two damaged guages?
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what are the chances of two damaged guages?
very unlikely.

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well i will have another fiddle and see what happens
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