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Old 02-12-2014, 09:45 PM   #1
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Gauge Resting Position

Hey guys,

Would one of you be kind enough to post a picture of your 6-gauge instrument cluster with the needles at resting position?

I just replaced my base one on my V6 with a 6-gauge one with MyColor and am wondering where/how they should rest.

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Thanks man. Can you also post one with the engine on?
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With engine on some will vary on every car heat temp gas an idle
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I'm just looking for where my oil pressure should be. Does it move when you guys drive around?
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I'm just looking for where my oil pressure should be. Does it move when you guys drive around?
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Well my batter an oil have seem to be dummy gauges since I bought the car so I got aftermarket ones for those
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Dummy gauges eh?

When I turn my car on, the needles move to just above middle.

I understand the battery shouldn't be moving any if at all, but I'm wondering if the oil pressure should be moving.

Mine stays steady whether I'm idle, just driving or wot.
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Dummy gauges eh?

When I turn my car on, the needles move to just above middle.

I understand the battery shouldn't be moving any if at all, but I'm wondering if the oil pressure should be moving.

Mine stays steady whether I'm idle, just driving or wot.
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Old 02-15-2014, 02:41 PM   #10
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Yea when you get aftermarket ones you will see difference
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Yeah but is the pressure gauge supposed to be moving up and down noticeably as you drive?
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Yeah but is the pressure gauge supposed to be moving up and down noticeably as you drive?

Yes a real oil gauge will.
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Ok so why isn't mine >.< what do I have to do
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Ok so why isn't mine >.< what do I have to do??
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Ok so why isn't mine >.< what do I have to do
Because ours aren't real, they are like a dummy light. If its reading good pressure within the limits then it will go up to about half and sit there. It does not show you the actual oil pressure.
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Hmm. Mine sits about 65% up, I'm sure it's good though, the car just got serviced.

Is there any way I could make it display the real pressure?
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Hmm. Mine sits about 65% up, I'm sure it's good though, the car just got serviced.

Is there any way I could make it display the real pressure?
Yes that's right.
Google 2005 mustang real oil gauge.
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Hmm. Mine sits about 65% up, I'm sure it's good though, the car just got serviced.

Is there any way I could make it display the real pressure?
Are you just referring to me getting a seperate gauge pod?
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There was a big heated deal between the dealership and me on my F150 regarding this. On the truck, Ford had a resistor on the back side of the instrument panel which kept the gauge from pegging to " high" when the engine was started. The old days of a variable resistor as an oil pressure sending unit are gone. They use a switch, which was mentioned earlier, acts as nothing more than a light. When the engine starts, and the oil pressure goes above 7.5? pounds, the circuit is completed, and the gauge moves nicely to a little above halfway. The stink between the dealership and I got so heated, that a Ford rep ended up there, and they removed the resistor from the instrument cluster, replaced the sending unit with the old style, and the gauge then functioned as it should.
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Thanks for the update man but I don't think you'd know exactly how it was done right?

**** that's lame that we can't REALLY see the gauge working as it should.
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Thanks for the update man but I don't think you'd know exactly how it was done right?

**** that's lame that we can't REALLY see the gauge working as it should.

I know I have a different year car then yours, but my oil gauge stays about 65% at all times and never moves, so I think your fine.
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I need to solder in my oil pressure and voltage gauges because for some reason my gauge pod doesn't have them. This is some good information.
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Solder what to what exactly? And were talking about the gauges that are IN the instrument cluster
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The stepper motors that move the guages. There are sockets for the two I mentioned, just none in there from the factory. Since I have some stepper motors I've been planning to install I will need this picture for when I acquire the needles that go on them... And also a new face insert.
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