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#1 luv2cmybrat

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Posted 29 December 2003 - 11:12 PM

Check this out,My brat had no oil pressure,checked gauge by grounding wire,gauge worked,Bought a new sending unit,still no pressure,removed oil pump,installed another (used) still no pressure.Removed oil pan found bearing fragments in oil pan.Gave up Found another EA81 with 60+ oil pressure.Install in my brat.Still no oil pressure.Does the gauge work like a resister?
If so this explains it.If not I need some advice.This is my first Brat.


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#2 oddcomp

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Posted 30 December 2003 - 12:29 AM

yes the gauge sending unit works like a variable resistor/potentiometer

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Posted 30 December 2003 - 08:06 AM

The dash gauge is not very acurate, been said here many times. Suggest an aftermarket one.

#4 luv2cmybrat

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Posted 03 January 2004 - 11:12 PM

swapt out the instrument panel.oil pressure is 50+ when cold and close after heated up.

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Posted 03 January 2004 - 11:23 PM

sorry to bud in, but what kind of oil pressure gauge do you reccomend? thanks

#6 torxxx

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Posted 04 January 2004 - 12:10 AM

any kind of oil pressure gauge.. External one you'd mount somewhere inside...
Napa's got them for like 21 bucks or something

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Posted 04 January 2004 - 12:14 AM

Replace with a mechanical one - bit of plumbing that has to be done, but the mechanical guages are much more accurate, and dependable.

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Posted 04 January 2004 - 12:15 AM

Originally posted by GeneralDisorder
Replace with a mechanical one - bit of plumbing that has to be done, but the mechanical guages are much more accurate, and dependable.

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all you have to do is run a few wires dont ya? Shouldnt be to hard.. Theres 3 holes through the firewall that you can run the wires through..
Should take about 20 min to do

#9 GeneralDisorder

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Posted 04 January 2004 - 12:32 AM

No - a mechanical guage requires an oil line to be run.....

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Posted 04 January 2004 - 12:46 AM

damn...
got any advice for putting one in? I think I'm gonna install one cuz I want to know what my real oil pressure is

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Posted 04 January 2004 - 12:50 AM

Do a search - there was a post a LONG time ago from someone who did just that - might have been Adam, or Subarubrat, or Hassey - one of the guys with a list of mods longer than my arm I think...... could be wrong tho.

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Posted 04 January 2004 - 01:07 AM

Take your time. I hastily installed a cheapo oil pressure gauge in an 84 wagon I had and it always leaked.Maybe have a line made using JIC fittings.




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