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post #8 of (permalink) Old 09-02-2005, 10:22 AM
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Re: Mechanical oil pressure gauge

One other problem with mechanical gauges is that the capillary tube (the tube that carries the oil) can fracture with vibration. Take GREAT CARE in routing that tube so that it has as much support as possible and if you've got the length, install a vibration loop (similar to the vibration loops on a Brake MC assembly).

There's nothing less fun than fueling up and seeing a oil trail behind your Jeep and thinking: "That poor guy's going to have a problem...", only to find that the oil trail came from YOUR Jeep.

Don't ask me how I know.
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