View Full Version : Auxiliary Dials

01-11-2005, 08:24 AM
For Quik97........


01-11-2005, 09:38 AM
Spooky, I've done the exact same thing.

Is one of those dials Oil Pressure? If so is it mechanical or electrical?

I bought a Tim electrical dial. The standard hole in the block for the oil pressure light is a 3/8 bsp. So I need an adaptor to take the Tim pressure sensor which is 1/4 BSP.
Not a problem you might think and it's true I have a T-piece so I can connect the new sensor and still keep the original sensor plugged in too (too illuminate the dash warning light).

However I cannot get anything, the correct size, to screw into the engine block. It just wont go in, which is weird because the original sensor happily plug into my 3/8 BSP extension and T-Bar.

Anyone else had the same problem?

Tom J
01-11-2005, 09:42 AM
Is it really that simple to fit an oil pressure gauge, just screw the new sensor in place where the old one went? (Once you can make it fit of course!)

01-11-2005, 12:24 PM
It really is that simple.
Apart from getting the female and male sections of identical sizes to join, which at the start seemed like the easiest bit.

I'll have another go when I remove the exhaust manifold. It'll give me more room.

Tom J
01-11-2005, 10:32 PM
Seems like a fairly crucial thing to be missing from such a car - especially so given that the light obviously gives precious little warning!

01-11-2005, 10:36 PM
it was on my list 'to do'...

now its a defo 'to do' after 'losing oil pressure' :p

Tom J
01-11-2005, 10:50 PM
Yeah, I think that's a lesson we can all learn from. Terrible shame it had to actually happen to someone first though. Where to put it though, without losing the radio?

01-11-2005, 10:52 PM
i still have no idea what the point of a voltmeter is. 12v means car is working, 0v means it isnt.

Tom J
01-11-2005, 10:56 PM
i still have no idea what the point of a voltmeter is. 12v means car is working, 0v means it isnt.

funny post

I was thinking of fitting mine with movement sensors. They tell you when the car is moving. That's another good hint to help with the fault finding ;)

Chris J
01-11-2005, 11:00 PM
Stinaris, being a french car surely the hole is going to be metric rather than 3/8"?

02-11-2005, 12:48 PM
That's what surprised me.
The standard sensor is a 3/8 BSP fitting, fits in a 3/8 BSP hole nicely.
It's all very weird.

The voltmeter is quite handy, maybe not so much on a car like the 106 but on my 928 (with 9 injectors and all sorts of ECUs everywhere) a drop to 11v can have a weird effect on the way it starts and runs.