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Old 05-03-2009, 12:07 PM   #1
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I put a 3800 out of a 98 Monte Carlo into my 96 Bonneville now my oil pressure guage is all the way over to the max. Car runs fine but I want to correct the guage. Any suggestions?????????
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did the monte have gauges or a light on the dash . might have to change the oil sending unit on the motor to what your car was using.

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I'm not sure but I looked the instrument cluster up online and I think it had just a light.
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on your old motor in your car did you have gauge or a light . if you change the one off of your old motor and put it on this one it should read normal . unless you have a pinched wire some where.
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I don't know if it will fit. Everything from my old motor didn't match up with the new one so I'll have to check
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Thanks 99 Bonnevillegreen I'll let you know how it turns out
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ok hope it helps you
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W body cars (donor for the motor) usually dont' have a pressure gauge. Swapping the sender should do the trick.
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swapped sender but now it seems as if it'* not working.........
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is this your old sender was it working ok before. try checking the wires to make sure none of them are pinched or cut . you got all the grounds hooked back up on the motor ??
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