Installed oil pressure gage (pic)

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by richj11, Nov 11, 2005.

  1. richj11

    richj11 SILVER Star

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    Well, from the day I brought home my 1991 FJ80, the oil sender has been messed up. The electrical connectors were missing, once I figured out how it was supposed to be wired, I did get a slight deflection on the installed meter, but I just wanted a mechanical gage, so I really knew where oil pressure was.

    During a thread search I saw a picture where someone had installed a few meters/gages on the console around the transmission shifter. It seemed perfect.

    So I picked up a cheap gage, install kit and the BSPT to NPT adapter for around $20 total. I removed the OEM sender and just threaded the adapter in, then ran the tubing through a rubber grommet on the transmission hump just forward of the console.

    Here is a pic of the finished install, pretty simple and easy. I didn't wire the backlight for the gage yet, I'll do that next week when I tear the dash apart to install a new radio unit.

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    And the whats the IPF switch for... :)
     
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    That would be for the IPF Driving lights.....

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    Rich,

    Both your meter and lights look great!

    Center console looks pretty shiny too! ;)

    Mot
     
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    Nice install Rich.
    Good pics on the Birf job on your site.
     
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    Is that what you guys call them down there? LOL

    I love them. I live out in the boonies and they are great for looking for critters in the road on my way home from work at night.
     
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