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Old 04-06-2008
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2000 3.0 oil pressure sender?

I bought a oil pressure gauge to go in my Ranger. It's an electrical type gauge, because I didn't really like the idea of hot oil inside the cab. A breech in the system would spell a new interior very fast if things went haywire.

Anyway, I'm having a tough time finding the oil pressure sender on the engine so I can remove it, and put in the sender that came with my gauge. Can anyone please guide me to it?

Also, I don't really want a "dead gauge" on my instrument cluster, so is there a way I could maybe put a tee fitting in there and thread the sendor for the instrument cluster gauge and thread the sender for my other gauge into it? So I could essentially have "two" oil pressure gauges?

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Old 04-06-2008
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The 3.0 sending switch is in the block behind the passenger side cylinder head. You probably won't be able to see it from above - look in through the PS wheel well with the rubber splash shield pushed out of the way.

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Old 04-23-2008
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I too am putting on a dual gauge system . I got a galvanized 1/4 " pipe Tee from home Depot and a 1/4" pipe to mount my 2nd sensor . I know it's 1/4 because I took the Tee into autozone and had them get me a sensor and screwed it in. They were very helpful.
They know I do weird stuff so they accomodate me. hahaha It's in a pain in the a** location. haven't got it installed yet.
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