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Where do I hook this thing up at?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by hunterguy86, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. hunterguy86

    hunterguy86 1/2 ton status

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    Ok my Oil pressure guage is fluttering all over the place, so I got me one to replace it. Where do I hook the pressure line up at? Its a mechanical guage bu the way.

    This is goin on an 86 k5 w/ a 305
     
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    Typically, it would go in the block next to the base of the distributor, where the factory electrical oil pressure sender should be. Pull the sender, and replace with the fitting for your new gauge.
     
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    Is your stock set up mechanicle? Also was it a numbered gauge begore or just a high low set up or idiot light? This shouldnt matter tho if your new settup includes guage, line, and fittings to plug into block. It will be on block by distributor, tho Ive seen different fittings on different vehicles with small blocks. May need an adapter or something, may not.
     
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    I'm not sure if its mechanical or not. Its the stock, numbered gauge. If I had to guess I would say electrical. I dont remember seein an oil line when I had the dash out. I'll look at the dizzy tomorrow and see if I can see where it goes. Thanks for the input
     
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    Look for something like this that threads into the block near the dizzy, there may be a wire connected to it. Take it out and install the fitting for the mechanical gauge in that hole.
     
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