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Old 09 June 2018, 06:24 PM   #1  
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im wanting to fit oil temp and pressure guage to my car, so i know when its up to temp before using it properly, im not 100% keen on the idea of pillar pods or pods on top of the dash, is there anyway to run them to a double din screen, or fit a single din radio and have the guages in the other space? ive seen toucan but that is pretty pricey from what ive seen. and i assume the sensor fitted to the oil filter is not the advised method of sensor placing and rather to go into the plug under the intercooler? any advice on it would be much appreciated
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Can't help with placing the gauges, and yoiu need to say what car, year, model to help those who might be able to.


As far as senders are concerned, oil PRESSURE in the place of the standard o-p switch, and if you want to keep the switch, or if the sender doesn't physically fit in the space, use a fitting kit with T-piece.


Oil TEMPERATURE goes into the tappings where the bung is over cylinder 3, as you said. You'l need an adaptor, sometimes sold with the T-Piece above.


T-piece: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OIL-PRESS...QAAOSwKNhapVQh


And with adaptor: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SUBARU-OI...sAAOxyPLpRcW8l
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thanks for the reply, sorry i forgot about that, its a 54 plate impreza wrx. think ill be running the sensors into same place as my friend has, try and make it a bit neater than his though, its more guages im wondering what options i have so its not so obvious
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Thing is, gauges are there to TELL you stuff, as you said. So they need to be where they can easily be seen: eye level on the A pillar or dash top does that.
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Thing is, gauges are there to TELL you stuff, as you said. So they need to be where they can easily be seen: eye level on the A pillar or dash top does that.
This. IMO it's safe driving if you're looking down to check your gauges.
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Will need to have a think about it then either get a lower rising one for the dash, unsure if they're available or go for steering column
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This. IMO it's unsafe driving if you're looking down to check your gauges.
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