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Mystery Wire! Mystery Oil Pressure!
Posted 04 March 2010 - 01:59 AM
Oh, that is the other odd thing. The pressure gauge worked fine when I had the old engine in. Now, when you turn the key to start, the needle goes to max pressure. When you start the car, the needle will quickly go to the low end and bottom out.
I'll take pics of the wire tomorrow.
Posted 04 March 2010 - 02:20 AM
Posted 04 March 2010 - 11:06 AM
if using an analog sender in a car with a dummy lite, the oil light will come on when you HAVE pressure, and go away during low pressure
Posted 04 March 2010 - 04:42 PM
I did indeed install the on / off one, thinking that was the variable one.
A few years ago, I chucked the crappy digi-dash for the analogue. I never bothered to pull the old pressure sensor, so I had both installed. Sad thing is, the engine install was delayed because the 1/4 port for the smaller sensor was plugged, and I couldn't get the damned plug out. So I had to modify an adapter to make it fit. Now my beautiful modification has turned out to be all for naught. Will install the correct sensor once the engine cools a bit.
About the mystery black wire.... It is disconnected and I'm not noticing anything amiss on the electrical side of things. I'm thinking it may go to the suspension air pump, which is no longer in use since I converted that to the good ol' RX strut and spring assembly. Until I can figure out what it might go to, I'm going to leave it off the grid.
Edited by Sonicfrog, 04 March 2010 - 04:45 PM.
Posted 04 March 2010 - 09:34 PM
So why did you remove the air suspension? Seals getting old?
Posted 05 March 2010 - 01:57 AM
I installed the correct oil sensor, and all is well.
Posted 05 March 2010 - 10:56 AM
I would have changed to standard struts/coilovers aswell, much more simple in my book.
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