Oil Gauge ~ Adapter Plate
I have received a few inquires regarding the oil pressure gauge and adapter plate mentioned in a previous thread. A complete write-up is pending installation (when it gets warmer). Until then, here are the details about the gauge and adapter plate as requested.
Disclaimer: The original post / project by JYCSALAS at LRO. He has a complete write-up in this forum regarding the oil pressure gauge and a different method of installation and application. He made this recommendation to me and I am passing it along.
This FAQ will outline the adapter plate application versus his custom adapter. The oil filter shown is for demonstration purposes. Any filter will do and you may find you have a personal preference that will work as well.
What is it?
This is an after-market oil gauge and adapter plate for installation and use.
Why would anyone want one of these?
To monitor the exact oil pressure at all times without having to rely on the OE warning light. It looks cool and can give peace of mind if you have a problem with oil pressure or fall into the problem VIN range.
Is it hard to install?
It is a basic project that will be compared to a basic oil change.
Where do I get the gauge and adapter?
GlowShift Performance Gauges & Gauge Pods - Automotive After Market Meters - Search
Part number for DII Adapter Plate - GS-AF2 3/4 UNF - 16 THREAD ADAPTER
Do I have to buy my gauge from the same place as the adapter?
No, you can purchase any electric oil pressure gauge that fits the application.
Is it expensive?
No, not compared to a failed engine as a result of low oil pressure.
Is it accurate?
Yes, if installed and used properly. Most importantly, it will perform better than the current way of monitoring pressure using a warning light.
Will it prevent engine failure?
No, but it will warn you of low or the lack of oil pressure so you can do something about it before it is too late.
Is the kit complete? Do I need to order anything else?
Each item is ordered separately based on desired gauge. You will need to have on hand some, electrical tape, soldering iron, wire caps or ends, red electrical wire and black grounding wire. Each of these items will depend on the desired installation location and type.
Do I need special tools or skills to install?
No, basic tools and skills will be enough to complete to installation if included instructions are followed.
Is there a clearance issue getting the filter on the adapter?
No, there is no interference with the filter after installation of a standard filter size.
I hope this answers many of your questions, If I can be of any assistance feel free to PM your questions. A complete writeup with installation photos will be completed soon and posted.