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Old 12-14-2009, 07:05 PM
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Mechanical Oil Pressure Gauge Problem

Before I throw this gauge out and buy a new one I wanted to ask if there is any thing else I can do to fix it? With zero pressure the oil pressure gauge does not return to zero, it stays on 25. The pressure tube is not connected. I tried blowing air and the pointer would not move. I tried applying vacuum and it only moved a 1/16" or so but never returned to zero.

Is there any thing else to do?

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Old 12-14-2009, 09:35 PM
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Nothing you can do, the mechanism is "sprung", a typical result with cheap gauges. What brand is it??
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Throw it away. To much to go wrong if the gage decides to not work again and you destroy the engine because of it.


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It's SunPro. It came installed in the 70 LeMans I bought. I don't think it's a expensive gauge. I will pick up another gauge.

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Typical problem with old Sunpro and Suntune gauges. These are what i would consider "cheap". Good ones are AutoMeter, Stewart-Warner, and VDO.
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