Oil Pressure Gauges
GlowShift Oil Pressure Gauges display your vehicle’s oil pressure levels from 0 to 100 PSI depending on which version you select. Oil pressure gauges can be vital in ensuring the longevity of any car or truck. Monitoring your engine’s oil pressure in real time will help ensure your bearings, crankshaft and other critical parts stay properly lubricated, also alerting you to problems before significant damage occurs. Each oil pressure gauge kit comes with everything needed for installation including a sensor, wiring kits and more.
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How GlowShift Oil Pressure Gauges Work
GlowShift’s analog and digital oil pressure gauges are electronically driven and use a 1/8-27 NPT oil pressure sensor. The sensor can be installed directly to locations including the oil gallery or an oil gallery test port. By using an oil filter sandwich adapter or an oil cooler adapter, installation will be even easier. A T-Fitting can also be used by attaching it to the included oil pressure sensor or the factory pressure sensor. Installation will vary by application and may require additional threading adapters.
Why Do I Need An Oil Pressure Gauge?
An oil pressure gauge kit can be an early alert of any issues with your vehicle’s oil pressure levels. If your oil pressure light comes on it could point to engine trouble after it is already too late. With an automotive oil pressure gauge, you’re able to monitor levels at all times to ensure they’re optimal. An electric oil pressure gauge gives you the ability to quickly determine if levels are dipping, or if they’re running too high. With GlowShift you can choose between analog oil pressure gauges that read from 0 to 100 PSI, and digital oil pressure gauges which read from 10 to 145 PSI.
Why GlowShift Car & Truck Oil Pressure Gauges Are Important
Let’s think of oil pressure as the lifeblood of your vehicle’s engine. It works to keep all of your mechanical parts properly lubricated. Maintaining proper lubrication reduces the wear on your engine’s parts to ensure the engine does not get too hot and that it continues to run smoothly. A lack of oil pressure can be catastrophic to your engine, and having a reliable digital or analog oil pressure gauge installed allows you to know your precise pressure to help avoid any problems. An electric oil pressure gauge can also help indicate when it is time for an oil change on some cars and trucks.
High Pressure vs. Low Pressure Automotive Oil Pressure Gauges
Ideally, you want your oil pressure reading to be at a median level. A high pressure reading is generally 80 PSI or over while driving at higher RPMs. This may vary by vehicle and each owner should verify the specifics in their vehicle manual. High oil pressure occurs when an unusually high amount of pressure is needed to circulate oil through the engine. A few common causes of high oil pressure can be a bad pressure relief valve, blockage in the oil delivery lines, or a malfunctioning oil pump that restricts the flow of oil. A low oil pressure reading is generally below 15 to 20 PSI while idling. A low reading can occur in cold weather where the oil pump may take a little longer to deliver the oil to the engine. Other common causes of low oil pressure can be worn bearings, a broken oil pump or an overdue oil change. Keep in mind that truck and car oil pressure gauges may display lower or higher readings in cold weather due to the viscosity of the oil or a delay in the oil pump delivering oil to the engine. If your gauge is reading high or low oil pressure, be sure to get it checked as soon as possible as this can quickly lead to engine failure.