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Oil Pressure Sender

Is there an oil pressure sender on the 1998 5.0L V8 I have, or a port to tap in the sender from AutoMeter?

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Is there an oil pressure sender on the 1998 5.0L V8 I have, or a port to tap in the sender from AutoMeter?

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There is a stock sending switch on the DS of the 5.0 block near the front by the oil filter. Look for a green/white wire going to it.

It will not work with the Autometer gauge because it is simply on/off. You need the Autometer sending unit for the Autometer gauge.

The Autometer sending unit could be used alone in place of the factory switch or it could be teed into the same port with the factory switch. Using both would allow the stock OP gauge and "Check Gage" light to continue to operate normally.
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Bob you are awesome. Do you realize that???

This whole time I thought that was a vacuum line and connector and never pulled the WIRE off to realize it was an electrical connection. It looks like a T-fitting would do the trick, allowing the AutoMeter sender to extend outwards from the engine like the stock one did.

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I got it pieced together in a way that will work without interference with the power steering bracket/pump and the oil filter housing.

The AutoMeter variable pressure sender is on the top
The stock, pressure switch is on bottom.

Thanks again for the help, Bob.
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Glad ya got it all together, I know mine is a fugly piece of fittings as well
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Glad ya got it all together, I know mine is a fugly piece of fittings as well
Which direction did yours face? Is it like mine, where the senders point outwards from the hole in the engine? Or did you turn one or both 90 degrees? How is the clearance around the accessory bracket? Any interference? Got any pics?
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I can get pics if I remember... when looking into the engine compartment my sender unit is on the right, drivers, side of the motor below the power steering pump. The hole for the sending unit points out towards the wheel. I put a 1/2 inch extension to a 90* fitting to get the sending unit on the end of that. It now sits below the power steering pump, it's tight under there but no clearance issues any more. BTW the sending unit I have is only for my own oil pressure gauge, my engine does not have one on that port.
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I did that same thing to my 89 mustang, works great!!!
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