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Oil pressure sending unit

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Blazinaire, Jan 5, 2004.

  1. Blazinaire

    Blazinaire 1/2 ton status

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    My oil pressure gauge likes to fluctuate between 2 psi /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif and 60+ /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif at pretty much all speeds and never runs any different so it's pretty safe to say that the sending unit is bad...

    I bought a new sending unit and consulted my chilton's manual and can't find a darn thing about replaceing it... It's probably not hard to do and I could probably figure it out without the book IF I COULD JUST FIND IT!! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    Any help on finding this thing or pointers on replaceing it are appreciated. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Thanks in advance, Jay
     
  2. Fubeca

    Fubeca 1/2 ton status

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    Is your truck an '87? I think it is behind the intake manifold, screwed into a elbow like thing screwed into the top of the block. Kind of a pain to get to, thanks GM engineers!
     
  3. 99firehawk

    99firehawk 1/2 ton status

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    Yep should be behind the distributor, behind the intake sticking out of the block on a 90 degree elbow. Pretty easy to change even when your 200 miles from home at 2:30 am in the dark in macdonalds parking lot.
     
  4. mccomas

    mccomas 1/2 ton status

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    it may be different with the fuel injection, this is mine on my 86. pic is about 8th post down...

    sending unit on my 86
     

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