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Oil Pressure Gauge - ls it worth it or not...?

Discussion in 'Leon Mk1 (2000-2006)' started by D_O_U_G_I_E, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. D_O_U_G_I_E

    D_O_U_G_I_E 100% Beach Bum

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    l'm putting a Nomad pillar in my LCR at the weekend with a boost gauge but l'm wondering whether its actually worth while putting an oil pressure gauge in too :confused:

    Any views......???
     
    #1 D_O_U_G_I_E, Feb 22, 2010
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  2. LEE69

    LEE69 Stage 2 Revo'd

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    Yeah why not :)
    Oil pressure is a good one to have imho.
     
  3. D_O_U_G_I_E

    D_O_U_G_I_E 100% Beach Bum

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    Yeah, thats my thoughts! l used to have one when l was running older VW's as it was always useful information to know but l wasn't sure whether it was just a waste with the Leon.

    Do you know if they're easy to fit?
     
  4. LEE69

    LEE69 Stage 2 Revo'd

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    Thee is a thread about on here, where you take the feed from.
     
  5. sambryant

    sambryant RoadRunner meep meep

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    if i were u id put an oil temp gauge in instead, so easy to fit :)
     
  6. D_O_U_G_I_E

    D_O_U_G_I_E 100% Beach Bum

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    True, but surely oil pressure is a much more useful thing to have compared to oil temperature?
     
  7. DPJ

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    Oil temp tells you when you should be easing off a little (or fitting a better cooler), Oil pressure tells you when your engine is ailing............

    .....which is why oil temp is more popular.

    Watching a pressure gauge can make you paranoid....... has it dropped a bit? :scary:
     
  8. turbin

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    oil pressure gauge also tells you when the oil is warm enough once you get used to the normal operating pressure.
     
  9. AntneeUK

    AntneeUK 2 Wheels 2 Many

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    I'd go for oil-temp over pressure personally
     
  10. D_O_U_G_I_E

    D_O_U_G_I_E 100% Beach Bum

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    Yeah, good point! 2 birds, 1 stone and all that l guess...
     
  11. AntneeUK

    AntneeUK 2 Wheels 2 Many

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    However, if your pressure is off for whatever reason, you won't know the temperature is correct because it'll be thrown out by the pressure being incorrect in the first place, surely? Or am I missing a trick?
     
  12. D_O_U_G_I_E

    D_O_U_G_I_E 100% Beach Bum

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    Nar, that makes sense, but you would get used to what the pressure 'should be' and then you'd soon know if something was wrong when it changed or wasn't its usual......would you not :confused:
     
  13. turbin

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    Well, thats why I have a pressure gauge. The first 10mins its reading high. The remaining drive its fairly constant around 75psi during normal driving. Smuuth sailing.
     
  14. D_O_U_G_I_E

    D_O_U_G_I_E 100% Beach Bum

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    turbin - How did you fit yours?
     
  15. turbin

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    Like this. El. sender. Theres a bolt on top of the oil filter housing that does nothing. Perfect for the job.
     
  16. D_O_U_G_I_E

    D_O_U_G_I_E 100% Beach Bum

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    So.......just bolt the sender wire on top of that? :confused: Now called me stupid, but how does that work?
     
  17. turbin

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    yes pretty much like that. Remove the bolt that is there for no reason particular. Bolt on sender unit ( I needed some adapters ) You'll get ground trough the treads. Wire to gauge and tally ho.
     
  18. D_O_U_G_I_E

    D_O_U_G_I_E 100% Beach Bum

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    Oh.....cool! So how exactly does it pick a reading up? :confused:
     
  19. turbin

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    You mean how the sender works? ... Im no engineer but I ass-u-me there is a tiny dwarf inside the sender who reads it of a tiny oil pressure gauge and then proceeds via morsecode send the readings to another dwarf inside the gauge itself who in turn rotates the indicator.

    yea, that's it.
     
  20. AntneeUK

    AntneeUK 2 Wheels 2 Many

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    :lol: I doubt it, but I still hope you're right :lol:
     

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