Originally Posted by bonneville1992
Has anyone put in a aftermarket oil pressure guage?? and if so how do you trick the computer into thinking that the original is still working, so i don't get a ding ding, check guages. i am wanting to put in a mechanical guage. thanks.
You can use a Tee fitting that will allow you to install both the original sender and your aftermarket gauge. If the auto parts place doesn't have the necessary bits for it, stop by Ace Hardware. Bring your old sending unit with you (okay, you'll have to drive another car to the store
) along with the new gauge fitting so you know your Tee fitting will have the right threads to accommodate both. Use a little plumber'* tape on the threads when you screw them all together.
Temperature sending units need to be immersed in the liquid flow for best results, but you can hang pressure sensors on the end of a Tee'd piece of tubing and you'll still get accurate readings.