9297oldram· Super Moderator
No I think most would have said why not just put a gauge on that has numbers so that you can tell how many Lbs of oil pressure you actually have.Alright, the weather is getting nice so I'm itching to start on this swap. First things first, I noticed that my oil pressure was reading kind of low, and then dropping when I hit the accelerator. I figured it was probably my sending unit, so I grabbed a new Duralast sending unit and the specialty socket for it on my way home from work. It was actually a very quick job. Much easier to work in the space of a 1st gen than in the compact engine compartments of newer vehicles.
I know, some folks will say I should have spent more than $25 on the sending unit and got a Cummins brand. But this Duralast was made in Mexico, not China, says it's made to OEM specs, and carries a lifetime warranty. So if the vibrations kill it in a year, I'll just get a brand new one for free. Besides, once I complete the swap I may need to go a different route anyway because I'm planning to get new gauges.
(Old vs. New Oil Pressure Sending Unit. Old one looks a bit worn out, and I think also had a small oil leak)