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Engine oil should be at normal operating temperature (230ºF/110ºC) for an accurate reading
Whoa! HD says normal oil operating temperature is 230ºF? What about everyone who's running cooler than that? 98% of the responses were under 230 degress.

Ron, these motors rely on volume not pressure. Yours is fine. Now that you have a baseline for your motor, watch for changes, up or down.

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Nice writeup and pics dude. Personally I like oil pressure gauges. I guess the one thing that comes to My mind when I see the pictures is, How do you keep your engines cases so clean cause those are some Clean Cases man.


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You never cease to impress me. I have that same guage and i'm working on a mount for it. I'll let you know how it turns out.
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Excellent Mr. T, as usual...
My Indy has been working on a mount for mine for quite some time now. I have not been in to much of a hurry or pressuring him, thus far; but am starting to get a little anxous. The plan is for a custom dual gauge mount near the bars and off-centered with the speedo that will hold both the oil gauge and the 2 5/8" Autometer Tach.
Jeeeezz!! after looking what you did, it seems pretty darn easy and I'm now thinking of manufacturing my own mount.
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Nice writeup and great pics, Ron, but I have a question if I may. Why did you mount the Oil pressure sending unit at the 90 degree junction of the T instead of the vertical as is was mounted originally? Was there not enough room to mount it straight down? Seems if you had done it that way it would have been easier to get to if you ever had to change it and you wouldn't have had to legthen the wire. Maybe the pics are deceiving but it looks like there would have been enough room.
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My pressure gage is taking the oil tank cap off and looking at the return flow. Thats all that really matters.
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Your the man. Looks kick ass. I took a nylon spacer and cut it at an angle. My guage tilts rearward with that between the guage and bracket.
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Nice writeup and great pics, Ron, but I have a question if I may. Why did you mount the Oil pressure sending unit at the 90 degree junction of the T instead of the vertical as is was mounted originally? Was there not enough room to mount it straight down? Seems if you had done it that way it would have been easier to get to if you ever had to change it and you wouldn't have had to legthen the wire. Maybe the pics are deceiving but it looks like there would have been enough room.
With that new silver fitting now installed into the engine case, there is just no room to mount the sending unit pointing straight down. Only place to mount the sending unit is in the horizontal and pointing to the left.

The small fitting that the stainless hose attaches to can be mounted pointing down because it has a 45 degree bend in it and it is also shorter than the oil pressure sending unit.
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