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Re: Oil Pressure Transmitter

To: "R. O. Lindsay" <>,
Subject: Re: Oil Pressure Transmitter
From: "Bill Schooler" <>
Date: Tue, 1 May 2001 19:21:15 -0400
Rick Lindsay wrote:


>On our MG cars, I consider the oil pressure gauge to be an
> idiot light with numbers written on it.  For me, it tells me if
> there is 'some' oil pressure, on average.  The electric >gauge is a
thermal device.


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> Rick Lindsay
> Diamond Geoscience Research
> 5727 S. Lewis Ave., Tulsa, OK
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Uh, Rick, you wanna explain that a little more?  On the MGs I've seen with
the electric oil pressure gauges, including mine which always responds very,
very quickly when I start the car, an oil pressure line runs from the block
to a transducer, which has an electrical connection to the gauge.  I can't
seem to find a thermal link in the setup anywhere.  I've never experienced a
lick of trouble with the electric gauge and I would offer a second opinion
as to why they were replaced with the old direct pressure reading version
(and I do mean OLD) - I'll bet a few bucks that it was a cheaper way to go.

(Who grew up in Tulsa, about 4 miles from where you live)

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