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Oil Pressure Gauge and Adapter Plate

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. Thanks Josh!

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.

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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.com
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.
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interesting way to go about it, but no matter what do not use a fram oil filter as pictured. They have been known to cause oil pressure issues on LR v8's.

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Yeah, I would get rid of the fram right now. I wouldn't even drive to the store to get a different filter. They are shitty filters for any vehicle.

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Yeah, I would get rid of the fram right now. I wouldn't even drive to the store to get a different filter. They are shitty filters for any vehicle.
For sure, I picked it up at Walmart. I planned on running a couple oil changes through it before going synthetic, so I went cheap and then the snow came....I hear Napa has a good filter for our trucks.


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For sure, I picked it up at Walmart. I planned on running a couple oil changes through it before going synthetic, so I went cheap and then the snow came....I hear Napa has a good filter for our trucks.
get rid of it before it destroys your engine. It doesn't matter what oil you are using - a shitty filter like the fram is not the place to save money.

The napa gold filters are WIX which is a good filter.

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get rid of it before it destroys your engine. It doesn't matter what oil you are using - a shitty filter like the fram is not the place to save money.

The napa gold filters are WIX which is a good filter.
Noted, will get one today.


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or use the mobil 1 extended filter.

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interesting way to go about it
Yeah, I agree, especially when you can do the same for a lot less using a "T" fitting.

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or use the mobil 1 extended filter.
Or WIX 51515 long filter for about 1/2 the price.

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Yeah, I agree, especially when you can do the same for a lot less using a "T" fitting.

Or WIX 51515 long filter for about 1/2 the price.

Josh used the T fitting and it works well for him. I took the shortcut and used the adapter plate as an alternative way for those not T fitting inclined.


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How is spending 3 times as much money and a lot more work a "shortcut"?

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After seeing the fitting Josh made, it seemed to me easier and as cost effective as making the one he did. I don't have the supplies or a shop like some. So, pulling out the credit card was the shortcut. I have to change the filter and replace it sometime anyway so no time lost there and no need to remove the existing sensor for the oil light.

This adapter plate is one application that might work for some.

Here is the "T" fitting Josh made.
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get rid of it before it destroys your engine. It doesn't matter what oil you are using - a shitty filter like the fram is not the place to save money.

The napa gold filters are WIX which is a good filter.
I am the technical manager at FRAM. You are simply spreading misinformation. Our filters do not cause a drop in oil pressure, I would love to see your data that proves your statement. Our filters have much higher efficiency than WIX, ask them for results from ISO-4548-12 tests, we publish ours on the side of the box. If our filters destroyed engines as you claim, how could we stay in business for 75 years? Our filters are original equipment on Honda and Subaru automobiles and Mack trucks, the only truck with a million mile engine warranty.
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I am the technical manager at FRAM. You are simply spreading misinformation. Our filters do not cause a drop in oil pressure, I would love to see your data that proves your statement. Our filters have much higher efficiency than WIX, ask them for results from ISO-4548-12 tests, we publish ours on the side of the box. If our filters destroyed engines as you claim, how could we stay in business for 75 years? Our filters are original equipment on Honda and Subaru automobiles and Mack trucks, the only truck with a million mile engine warranty.

I would like to receive an official email from you (from a FRAM email account) saying the same thing before I will believe you are a technical manager at FRAM. PM me for my email address.


Where did I say it would drop the oil pressure? If anything, it would raise it!

I said they are a shitty filter because they have cardboard ends and cost a lot more than they should. Also, who's great idea was it to put an adative package in the high mileage filters?

I would much rather get a Wix filter with metal ends on the filter media than one of your filters. At least they have quality control. Better still, I can get 2 or 3 Wix filters for the price of one of yours.

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In another thread I posted some information on gauge selection. It got deleted by the site admins when they did the restore, so I'll just post a link to another forum were I posted pretty much the same thing. This seems like an appropriate thread anyway.
My thoughts on gauge selection

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I don't see the advantage of the adapter plate when all that is required is a BSPP-NPT adapter, an NPT pressure switch and a pressure gauge.

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