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Oil pressure guages are kinda pointless for street rides...Racers use them in hopes of catching an engine failure and shut down in time to save some parts from destruction.

basically when the oil pressure goes its one of 2 things. The oil pump fails or you have some form of severe failure int he engine that allows the oiling system to loose pressure. And either way your pretty much screwed cause there is zero warning of failure. One minute everything is fine, the next minute its knocking like a beast and your sitting there scratching your head.

They are nice to look at, but pretty much just fluff and only tell you you have great oil pressure all the time, cause when they drop its already too late.
 

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We also don't have an oil pressure sensor. We have an oil pressure sender which is only used to turn on an off the oil light if pressure falls below it's preset limits.
 

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We also don't have an oil pressure sensor. We have an oil pressure sender which is only used to turn on an off the oil light if pressure falls below it's preset limits.
My '11 has a gauge. The short answer is that the BD gets the information from the CAN bus and oil pressure isn't one of the items sent along the bus, it's direct from sending unit to gauge.
 

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My '11 has a gauge. The short answer is that the BD gets the information from the CAN bus and oil pressure isn't one of the items sent along the bus, it's direct from sending unit to gauge.
That makes sense, thanks.
 
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