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    Oil pressure gauges

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    Sorry if this has already been covered but I'm finding search results to be mixed and a bit confusing. Basically I'd like to fit an oil pressure gauge to my 96 850 T5 and would really appreciate anyone's personal experiences and opinions on the set up they use, preferably with pictures and links to the parts used and how they were fitted/wired. I would like to keep the low oil pressure light as well as the gauge so I will need a T piece, again any recommendations would be brilliant

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    Stack oil pressure gauge in bar. Comes with everything needed to install. A few people run a dual electronic pressure and temperature gauge which are quite smart but seem to remember they can be a bit tempermental.

    https://www.merlinmotorsport.co.uk/p...0-7-bar-st3101


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    Thanks Andy, did you keep the Volvo light as well? What adapter did you use in the block?

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    The adaptor comes in the box, plug'n'play. Yes you keep the standard oil pressure sensor and therefore the dash display.

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    Oh right ok cool so no need to buy a t piece/splitter adapter to run both?

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    Ok so it's in... Finally... What's the sort of values should I be looking for for pressure? Searching seems to throw up all sorts of values! I'm getting quite high cold readings around 90 psi at idle. Once hot idle is about 30 and 3-4K rpm goes into the 60-70 psi region

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsi15 View Post
    Ok so it's in... Finally... What's the sort of values should I be looking for for pressure? Searching seems to throw up all sorts of values! I'm getting quite high cold readings around 90 psi at idle. Once hot idle is about 30 and 3-4K rpm goes into the 60-70 psi region

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    Totally normal. Oil is thicker when cold, therefore, resistance to flow will be greater. As the oil warms up resistance decreases, as does pressure.

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    Thanks lee, completely agree and as long as my pressures are within normal (which I now believe they are) then I'm happy

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