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Well I finally got around to taking some pics of my install. I used some 3/16 brake line with 1/8th pipe adaptors to a 1/8th pipe FFM Tee. Then -3 steel braided line into the cab.

 

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Excellent! Thanks for sharing, I've been meaning to get this project started myself! :)

Are you using any special adapter there, or just a simple t? Did you get the crazy fitting size from somewhere that's easy to source?
 

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G&J in Ontario Ca is 1 of the largest aircraft/hose sources in southern Cali. The owner told me that they have been using 1/8th NPT in 10mx1 fittings for 20 plus years on VW brakes. So he sold me the 1/8th pipe fittings and they seal perfectly with T-tape.
 

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Wow! looks nice. what other gauges you going to install? Is there any reason you need extra attention to the oil PSI?
 

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It's the port that the factory dummy light is plugged into. Tranny temp will go underneath and the Lowrance HD GPS will go next to it. I come from a racing background and have never or ever will trust a dummy light. The day after I installed the gauge I went to glamis and the factory dummy light came on when I was in the dunes, gauge was reading perfectly it went off by it's self but if I wouldn't of had the gauge I would of been freaking out.

Also with 9psi and 4 low I went right up the center of olds no problem and threw the dunes.
 

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Cold idle is 80psi
Warm idle is 25psi
Cold driving upto 95psi
Warm freeway cruising 40-80psi

Needle moves as much as my tach.
Is this on a '07-09 running 5W30 dino

or...

a '10-11 running 0W20 synthetic?

Thanks, DEWFPO
 

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Thanks for the data.:cheers:

DEWFPO
 

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Any reason you chose a mechanical oil pressure gauge over an electrical gauge ? I would think teeing for the sending unit, and running a wire inside would be easier...(and if the off-road vibration causes that gauge to leak in the vehicle, it'll be a mess :lol:)
 

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Sorry, I just saw I asked the same question about an electronic oil gauge which is already on this thread. I am still getting the hang on how the forum works. I am grateful for all this knowledge.

caver bob
 

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Any reason you chose a mechanical oil pressure gauge over an electrical gauge ? I would think teeing for the sending unit, and running a wire inside would be easier...(and if the off-road vibration causes that gauge to leak in the vehicle, it'll be a mess :lol:)
After 10000+ miles on my and the rest of my teams off road race trucks we've never had a leak on any of our mechanical gauges, the only failures we've had were electric senders going bad.
 
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