Oil Pressure Switch?

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What problem are you experiencing? Sometimes these things are 'fail safe' meaning open-circuit=light on. Probably not all that critical, as long as you can see the oil light on before starting the engine.
 

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What problem are you experiencing?
Sometimes in the mornings the gauge (so I guess I need a "sender" upon further review) will dance up and down wildly, sometimes it won't come up for a minute or two (gauge problem, not mine ). The truck runs fine the entire time. This is a "dummy" type gauge, not one that gives accurate psi. After the truck warms up, there are no problems, and even works fine if I start it up later in the day. The oil and filter are Amsoil, and mornings are not even close to being cold (as in oil thickening).
 
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The oil pressure "gauge" in your truck is bogus. All it indicates is pressure/no pressure with a switch of maybe 8 or 9 psi. You need a good aftermarket oil pressure gauge.
 

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You need a good aftermarket oil pressure gauge.
I'm liking that idea. Any recommendations on brands to look for? Would like a quality unit that does not break the bank (don't need "racing" quality). How hard are they (aftermarket "real" gauges) to install? I guess getting the wiring into the cabin for the gauge would be the most difficult thing. Any help on this would be appreciated.
 
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Something like an autometer pro-comp is good quality without breaking the bank. can get from summit racing. electric or mechanical depends on your preferences.
 
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If you like full sweep (about 270 degrees) on an electric gauge, AutoMeter Cobalt series has one. I have two AutoGauge (by AutoMeter) mechanical oil pressure gauges installed in my vehicles. Wiring for mechanical gauge is just the light. For electronic gauge there are a couple more wires, but I have not done one. You can get these fuze doublers at AutoZone to add a circuit to a fuse. That way you can get the light in the dashboard lights fuze terminal.
 
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