So I'm finally putting in a mechanical oil pressure gauge after my oil pressure drops off when the truck is hot. (after about 45 minutes of warm up)
The stock gauge freaks me out. Nice pressure at start up, going down the road, at stop signs it drops just low enough to flixer my engine light.
So whats the easiest way to get to the sender. I'm not sure about the exact location. Does it face upwards and just in front of the bell housing of the tranny? Or facing backwards. I've look at a few diagrams, but they say that this is the general location for most oil senders. (autozone)
JOEMC had suggested plumbing a tee in there to keep my stock gauge and not have a dead gauge. I think I'm going that route, I want to be able to keep my engine light working properly.
Also, I'm going with an 80psi full sweep. I also read from JOE that his pressure never gets up over 75 in the winter. My thinking was also, is that it has a marks for 5, 20, 40psi and up, instead of 20, 40 and up. I also read from CDNSARGUY that hot idle is a minimum of 10psi, so I want to know exactly how much it is droping below 10 if it does.
Also, does any one know what size fittings/ threads in the block for the sender to screw into.
And, the truck seems to be running great, starts good, tracks good, and sqeaks like an 87 truck should. Leaf spring hangers are next on the list though, and I'm wondering if my rear leaf springs are sagging too much, as the 3 spring helpers are starting to ride on the stops unloaded.
Thanks for all the help.