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#1 Guest_THE ASHMAN_*

Posted 20 August 2007 - 10:12 PM

It seems a few people have no idea how to install an oil pressure gauge, or what they actually need to do the job properly. Well here it is:

NOTE: The exact same procedure can be used for an oil temp gauge installation also.

Required Components:
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(From left to right) OIL SANDWICH PLATE, PRESSURE/TEMP SENDER, NEW OIL FILTER, ENGINE OIL (not shown)

STEP 1:
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Remove the oil filter. (drain the engine oil first!!)

STEP 2
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Thoroughly clean the oil filter mounting plate using a clean rag.

STEP 3
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Dummy fit your sender into your sandwich plate and trial fit it onto the engine. Find a position that allows everything to fit neatly.

STEP 4
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Seal off any unused sandwich plate ports, be sure to use thread tape so that they do not leak.

STEP 5
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Install the sender unit into the sandwich plate. You can not use thread tape on the sender unit, as the body of the sender unit needs to earth through the plate and to the engine. Using thread tape will prevent this. Instead use a liquid sealant on the thread.
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Note how the sealant squeezes out the top and forms a nice seal.

STEP 6
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Install a new oil filter (and refill with oil), and admire your handywork, the dirty job is now done.

STEP 7
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Mount your gauge(s) in your desired position.

STEP 8
Wire up your gauge(s).

Wiring colour codes and connections will vary slightly for different brands of gauges, but generally they are all the same. usually on an electrical type gauge you will have 4 wires (2 or 3 on a mechanical type gauge, power, ground and dimmer).

They are commonly:

RED- 12V ACCESSORY POWER
BLACK - GROUND
COLOUR 1 - SENDER UNIT SIGNAL
COLOUR 2 - BACKLIGHT DIMMER

Consult the instructions included with your gauge for your particluar colour codes. For Autogauge brand gauges connect as follows:

Connect the red wire to a voltage source that is operational when the ignition is in the "ACC" position.
Connect the black wire to a ground point.
Connect the green wire to the terminal on the top of the oil pressure sender unit.
Connect the orange wire to a circuit that is operational when the headlights or parkers are turned on. (eg: the small light in the ashtray).

NOTE: The orange wire is an optional dimmer, firstly try the gauge at night with the orange wire disconnected, if you find the gauge too bright then connect up the orange wire, this will dim the gauge whenever the headlights/parkers are on (night time).

STEP 9
Start up your car an check out your new oil pressure/temp gauge (keep an eye out for any leaks around the sandwich plate)!!!


NOTE: The instructions above are for an electrical oil pressure gauge. However exactly the same process is used when installing an electrical oil temperature gauge.

It can also be used when installing mechanical type gauges, simply ignore the sender unit references and screw the probe into the sandwich plate instead.

#2 shook

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Posted 23 August 2007 - 10:29 PM

Very nice read up!

Installed my gauges through Ash's ways! Worked out good!

#3 want180

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 12:39 AM

sweet as

#4 mo_93k

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 09:16 AM

nice writeup, 1 question, the oil pressure sender I have has 2 wire terminals on it instead of one and my gauge only has 3 wires coming out of it

Gauge:
RED = +12
Black = GRD
Green = Pressure Sensor

If there is only one signal wire from the sensor to the gauge, whats the other terminal on the sender for?
NOTE: gauges came with no explanation of the terminals on the sender unit.

has anyone come across this setup before?

#5 UWantDiz

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 10:18 AM

I'd guess its a ground, for situations where earthing via the body isnt desireable? Not sure. could be a different output (resistance). Got a model number, s/no, photo etc?

#6 Guest_THE ASHMAN_*

Posted 05 September 2008 - 10:48 AM

I would guess its a grounding terminal. Put a multimeter between it and the sender body, you will probably find they are connected.

#7 mo_93k

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 10:50 AM

haven't got the sensor on hand as i'm at work now.

It came with the ISC gauges they have listed for sale, brand is Henna as far as i can tell. I've never heard of it either.

EDIT: thanks will check with the multimeter tonight.

#8 philmak

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 11:39 PM

Is using a sandwich adapter the easiest method?

#9 qikpls

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 05:03 PM

Good read! Very usefull

#10 EX.GT

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 02:58 PM

Cant a t peice be used in the factory oil pressure light location?....im gunna go have a look

#11 EX.GT

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 03:10 PM

hmmm, it could be, but i can only just get my hand in there...i think sambo plate is the way to go.
Can the plate be used for oil press and temp at the same time?

#12 hcR324door

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 08:33 PM

great write up mate will help out heaps.



#13 fire_phoenix

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 01:01 PM

did you write this article as well?
http://www.nissanexa...-OIL-TEMP-GAUGE

#14 Yippykiyay

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 01:21 PM

The attached images don't work anymore...can you please rehost/relink?

#15 SIR ASHMAN

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 01:26 PM

View Postfire_phoenix, on 06 May 2011 - 01:01 PM, said:

did you write this article as well?
http://www.nissanexa...-OIL-TEMP-GAUGE

No I did not. Nice of that prick to steal my article and not give me credit.

#16 SIR ASHMAN

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 01:28 PM

View PostYippykiyay, on 09 May 2011 - 01:21 PM, said:

The attached images don't work anymore...can you please rehost/relink?

I've brought it to the site admins attention. I don't have the images anymore, so I can not re-upload them. But the exa link above is an exact copy/paste theft of my article with all the pictures there, you can use that until we get the images sorted out here.

#17 fire_phoenix

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 01:31 PM

View PostSIR ASHMAN, on 09 May 2011 - 01:28 PM, said:

View PostYippykiyay, on 09 May 2011 - 01:21 PM, said:

The attached images don't work anymore...can you please rehost/relink?

I've brought it to the site admins attention. I don't have the images anymore, so I can not re-upload them. But the exa link above is an exact copy/paste theft of my article with all the pictures there, you can use that until we get the images sorted out here.

Thought it might have been you just under a different name, but yeah he should given you some credit at least man.

#18 Yippykiyay

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 02:42 PM

View Postfire_phoenix, on 09 May 2011 - 01:31 PM, said:

View PostSIR ASHMAN, on 09 May 2011 - 01:28 PM, said:

View PostYippykiyay, on 09 May 2011 - 01:21 PM, said:

The attached images don't work anymore...can you please rehost/relink?

I've brought it to the site admins attention. I don't have the images anymore, so I can not re-upload them. But the exa link above is an exact copy/paste theft of my article with all the pictures there, you can use that until we get the images sorted out here.

Thought it might have been you just under a different name, but yeah he should given you some credit at least man.

Will do, thanks, good work btw.

#19 A31Cefiro

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