location for oil pressure sender
I'm considering installing an aftermarket oil pressure gauge in my trep, 2.7 motor. What is a recommended location for the pressure sender? Is there an unused/plugged port in an oil galley on the block somewhere that can be used easily?
While I'm at it let me ask those of you who have installed oil pressure gauges what pressures do you usually see? The FSM says minimum 5psi at idle and at 3000rpm it can be anywhere between 45 and 105 psi. Most gauges are either 80psi max or 100psi max. I would like to have the 80psi gauge unless pressures regularly exceed 80psi during normal driving.
I have to say I was shocked to see that 5psi is the minimum safe pressure. I'm used to dealing with turbo Eclipses/Talons and most people consider their idle pressure of 10psi to be very low!
Last edited by dsm_drew; 04-23-2008 at 02:31 AM.