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Old 03-31-2004, 12:05 AM   #1
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Unhappy Autometer Oil Pressure Gauge

Has anyone out there ever installed an Autometer oil pressure gauge in a 2002 WRX? I attempted it today, but with the metric-to-english adapter, the sender was too high. Now I have to run some extension pipe to mount the sender remote. Please help me!!!!!

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Old 03-31-2004, 12:38 PM   #2
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Did you mount under the alternator or intercooler? Mine is under the intercooler and the only trouble I had was the CCV hoses and "tee". Close but it's in there, adapter and all...
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Old 03-31-2004, 01:13 PM   #3
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I mounted under the intercooler. I tightened the plug and adapter down as much as possible, but it was still too high for the intercooler hose to fit back on.
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Old 03-31-2004, 11:26 PM   #4
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here is where i put mine. I have the same gauge. The red thing is the sender and then just follow the black wire loom down under the IC. I just had a custom steel braided hose made that had one male and one female 1/8 npt fitting. hope this helps!

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Old 03-31-2004, 11:27 PM   #5
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Old 04-01-2004, 01:13 AM   #6
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Well, I didn't get the pic, but I was able to make it work tonight. I just put a 90 degree bend after the adapter towards the driver's sid right on top of the transmission. Everything screwed in just fine with no problems. I have to finish the wiring tomorrow, but it should work. Hopefully.
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Old 04-01-2004, 01:55 AM   #7
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It sounds like you got it but i will try this again anyway. maybe this will work
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Old 04-01-2004, 10:27 AM   #8
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Hey abqkid, that is probably the best way to mount that. Very well done, I do not mount those autometer sending units direct to the engine anymore, as I have had two incidents that the sending unit broke off, and left a little bit of the adapter in the engine block. And also shot oil over everything, and made it almost impossible to get that little piece out. Not to mention that it ruined my engine. (Nothing like hearing bearings run dry)
Remote mounting the sending unit is the best way to do it.
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Old 04-01-2004, 12:36 PM   #9
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How did you have the sender mounted when it blew off? That just sounds like a pretty strange thing to have happened. Has anyone else had this problem?
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Old 04-01-2004, 02:37 PM   #10
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i had it mounded with an adapter from autometer. it was just bolted into the block. it was just becasue of the weight of the sending unit, that it broke. i was going over a speed bump when it happend.
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