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Old February 12th, 2012, 12:00 AM   #1
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7.3 idi oil pressure problems

So i have a 93 idi. The stock oil pressure gauge was movin all over, after its warm if i push in the clutch and let off the pedal i loose all oil pressure. I put in a sun pro electric gauge and it does the same thing. I hooked it up where the stock switch was on top of my turbo. At stop lights i hit zero, but it still sounds fine,im baffled. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 03:59 AM   #2
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The factory sending unit is nothing more than an on/off switch. If you wish to know the correct pressure install a wet gauge.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 08:26 PM   #3
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Do you meen a mechanical gauge? I put in electric sunpro and its still doin it. I guess my question is, is the turbo a good place to hook the aftermarket gauge in or should i have it pluged in somewhere else
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Old February 18th, 2012, 07:53 AM   #4
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Do you meen a mechanical gauge? I put in electric sunpro and its still doin it. I guess my question is, is the turbo a good place to hook the aftermarket gauge in or should i have it pluged in somewhere else
Key word "electric". Go with a machanical gauge.
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Old February 18th, 2012, 08:04 AM   #5
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Mechanical gauge will tell you the truth.
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Old February 18th, 2012, 09:18 AM   #6
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Mechanical gauge will tell you the truth.
x2 EVERY 80s and 90s Ford truck I've owned has had problems with the electric pressure gauge (I've owned about 10). You could just replace the electric sending unit but it would just be pointless cause its a dummy gauge anyway. Just get a real mechanical gauge.
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