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Old 07-06-2018, 06:56 AM
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isnt there a way to have the org. work?


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You have to swap out the dummy sender and gauge with both autometer units.
Buy the auto meter volt gauge as well so the face plates match. New autometer gauges aren’t backlit behind the numbers like OEM was. Only the surrounding bezel is.
Or if you’re confident, do a faceplate swap with the old OEM oil pressure gauge onto your new autometer one


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You have to swap out the dummy sender and gauge with both autometer units.
Buy the auto meter volt gauge as well so the face plates match. New autometer gauges aren’t backlit behind the numbers like OEM was. Only the surrounding bezel is.
Or if you’re confident, do a faceplate swap with the old OEM oil pressure gauge onto your new autometer one


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If your not careful you will ruin one or both of the gauges.
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Anybody afraid to mod their gauges can happily send me their new gauge and gauge pod and I'll do a seamless mod. You pay shipping to and fro and toss in a few beer bucks. Takes about an hour. You install the sending unit and it's done.
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No

You have to swap out the dummy sender and gauge with both autometer units.
Buy the auto meter volt gauge as well so the face plates match. New autometer gauges aren’t backlit behind the numbers like OEM was. Only the surrounding bezel is.
Or if you’re confident, do a faceplate swap with the old OEM oil pressure gauge onto your new autometer one


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Can you show me how to do mine?
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Removing the aluminum ring to access the needle/face is more feel and patience than "tell me how". As I did it I realized how easy it would be to damage or destroy the delicate aluminum. I used a small flat screwdriver and gently slowly pried around the back of the bezel until removal was possible. Swap the internal giblets and slip the lense and bezel over the new gauge. You can use a round screwdriver shank to gently roll the edge of the aluminum back onto the gauge body.
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If it ain't broke - don't fix it. I didn't even learn of the oil gauge 'peccadillo' until after I perused this board for quite awhile. It makes for interesting conversation.
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Can you show me how to do mine?


Absolutely. Although I think there is an old write up in the FAQ section that I followed.
Otherwise I’d be happy to take a drive up


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If it ain't broke - don't fix it. I didn't even learn of the oil gauge 'peccadillo' until after I perused this board for quite awhile. It makes for interesting conversation.
It's not a matter of it's "broke", the gauge is a glorified idiot light. You either have oil pressure or you don't.

The real gauge will tell you about your engine if you know how to read it.
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I can think of a few dozen items that "weren't broke" but I replaced or improved them to make a better and more reliable machine. That comment was very Toyota Camry-like.
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Just a warning of what happened to me when swapping guts: My screwdriver slipped and starched the ring noticeably. No fixing that. Also, the orange pointer arrow coating is super easy to damage. I ruined my original and thankfully someone sent me an extra one. But I am glad I did the mod. 10/10 would do it again.
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back in my supercoupe days it was common practice to slip a ps60 sender in there and remove the in line resistor to make the stock oil pressure gauge read actual oil pressure on the stock gauge cluster in them cars

no chance of doing that with the marauder?
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