Opinions on mechanical oil pressure guages - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
Jeep-Short Wheelbase All discussion of short wheelbase Jeeps: CJ, TJ, YJ and JK

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-15-2002, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 326
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Opinions on mechanical oil pressure guages

I have had problems with both my sending unit and the actual guage. I am thinking of bagging it and just getting a mechanical one. Is there any reasons not to rely in a mechanical? It doesn't sound complicated. I assume I could get a 2" one to fit in my existing hole, and just run a host to the hole where the sending unit currently is. Does anyone have suggested suppliers etc.

Thanks

KCMF is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of (permalink) Old 10-15-2002, 01:34 PM
Official Historian
 
WILL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Hot Springs, AR
Posts: 8,339
Thanks: 1
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
 
Re: Opinions on mechanical oil pressure guages

I have one in my jeep and truck. In the jeep, it fit the existing hole perfectly. I drilled a hole in the firewall and ran the line out to where the electrical sender was mounted.

WILL is offline  
post #3 of (permalink) Old 10-15-2002, 02:24 PM
**DONOTDELETE**
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Opinions on mechanical oil pressure guages

Ditto what Will said. I will add though that I don't trust the nylon capillary tube that came with my guage (Autometer). Seems like too many ways that thing could melt or tear under the hood. I'm planning to upgrade to the copper tube soon - available from Summit, Jegs, etc.
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of (permalink) Old 10-15-2002, 02:35 PM
Official Historian
 
WILL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Hot Springs, AR
Posts: 8,339
Thanks: 1
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
 
Re: Opinions on mechanical oil pressure guages

Mine came with a copper tube for the one in the jeep. The one in the truck has the nylon tube and has been in there since 1995. It is starting to get hard though.
WILL is offline  
post #5 of (permalink) Old 10-15-2002, 02:46 PM
Addict
 
SeeJ579's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 373
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Opinions on mechanical oil pressure guages

Hey Will,
Is that a renegade with factory air? pretty sweet. My buddy has a renegade 7, but the only thing really left on it is the black guage cover and side rocker guards.
SeeJ579 is offline  
post #6 of (permalink) Old 10-15-2002, 02:57 PM
Official Historian
 
WILL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Hot Springs, AR
Posts: 8,339
Thanks: 1
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
 
Re: Opinions on mechanical oil pressure guages

Screamin' chicken (aka, golden eagle). Yes, it is factory air soon to be installed in my truck and the comressor used for OBA.

WILL is offline  
post #7 of (permalink) Old 10-15-2002, 05:50 PM
I Might Just Know What I'm Talking About
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: C-ville, VA
Posts: 1,586
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Opinions on mechanical oil pressure guages

I had a mechanical oil guage on my CJ and it was great, much better response.

Here are the problems I've had with it though:
--Compression fitting failed and dribbled oil on my pants (this actually happened a few times).
--Nylon hose melted on headers and sprayed oil everywhere (including the motorcylist who pointed it out to me after getting hosed [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]).

Over all, when I get it back together, I will put a new one in except that I will use anodized fittings and braided wire hose.

Later,
Fritz
ExtinctJeep is offline  
post #8 of (permalink) Old 10-16-2002, 12:37 PM
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 66
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Opinions on mechanical oil pressure guages

Mine dripped into my radio. I am in the proccess of converting it to electronic gauge. The radio was later stolen out of the Jeep and it had to have been full of oil. Hope they got it all over their car.
atwater is offline  
post #9 of (permalink) Old 10-16-2002, 12:41 PM
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,687
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Opinions on mechanical oil pressure guages

I was looking thru the Summit catalogue the other day and noticed all the electrical guages for water temp and oil pressure had short 90 degree needle sweeps, the mechanicals were more likely to have 270 degree.

Is this the norm? I'd like to replace my gauges as the volts and oil pressure gauges seem erratic and overly sensitive. My voltmeter gauge swings when I put on turn signals, yet the variation in voltage is small based on another meter I put in place temporarily. I think it's not linear. Maybe never was??

What holds the gauges on the backside of the CJ sheet metal dash?
TiminMb is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome