Can someone point me to a thread that explains how to add an external oil pressure gauge to my bypass filter? Interested in what parts are needed and where to get them.
This guy did a pretty good job:
You'll probably want to get an adapter for the oil port instead of just using an NPT thread sender though. The block has a BSPT thread, which isn't super common around these parts. McMaster Carr has an adapter on page 28 of their catalog, and Autometer also sells one (part# 2269).
I have 6 analog inputs with these three gauges. I'll have oil, boost, air temp (inside/outside), and perhaps I'll add Air/Fuel ratio later.Where are you mounting the gauge? I already have a fuel gauge on the left vent panel with no more room there.
I'm going this direction with the gauges themselves: Toyota Truck Gauge Mounting Kit
I'll be moving my scangauge, which is currently right on top of the steering column.
BDFJ already has it installed, it looks terrific. I'm using Autometer Phantom gauges though.
I'll post pictures when I get it going, I'm just waiting on a part at this point... and a little time to actually do it... :rofl:
BDFJ used Marshall gauges, I believe Craven Speed does primarily Mini Cooper stuff... and they use Marshall for those a lot because they have a similar style.
With the electronic senders, you'll need at minimum 1 lead per gauge from the sender to the gauge. You can ground it in the cabin somewhere.
A water gauge would need a similar sending unit as the oil pressure setup, but instead of a pressure sender, it would be a temp sender (and obviously a good place to plumb it in the system). The Scangauge II does water temp though, I've found it to be very adequate in that regard. I'm doing oil pressure and trans temp personally.