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best oil psi gauge? #2835229
10/20/20 06:18 PM
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I want to add a mechanical gauge with the copper tube to my pristine 73 dart & I want to get a good one to lessen the chances of an oil leak on down the road. what brand(s) would you recommend? thank you for your time


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Re: best oil psi gauge? [Re: RapidRobert] #2835289
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Never had a problem with the AutoMeter mech gauges.
For that matter, even the cheapo ones.
Copper tube & proper installation = no problems.

Re: best oil psi gauge? [Re: topside] #2835314
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Autometer for the race look.
You could go vintage Sun or SW for the nostalgia look with no problems either.

Re: best oil psi gauge? [Re: Sammy] #2835472
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I have an autometer that is probably 25 years old and still going strong, I just had it out of the car to change its place in the dash, zero leaks.


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Re: best oil psi gauge? [Re: Bad340fish] #2835778
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I'll check those out. thank you up


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Re: best oil psi gauge? [Re: RapidRobert] #2835855
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AutoMeter's budget line is AutoGage; never had a problem with them, either.
But mine came with plastic line, which I replaced with copper.

Re: best oil psi gauge? [Re: topside] #2835890
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Autometer..

I've had copper break. I use -3 Teflon AN hose and hardware on everything except for the guys who want to get off cheap.

Looks better too.


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Re: best oil psi gauge? [Re: CMcAllister] #2836031
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agreed, I want to go with braided after I saw it on the autometer site. the copper would be better than nylon but still scary


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Re: best oil psi gauge? [Re: RapidRobert] #2836034
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Originally Posted by RapidRobert
agreed, I want to go with braided after I saw it on the autometer site. the copper would be better than nylon but still scary


You can't use nylon for racing in the car.
I've used copper on my car for 45 years now. Never an issue.

Re: best oil psi gauge? [Re: CMcAllister] #2836109
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Originally Posted by CMcAllister


I've had copper break. I use -3 Teflon AN hose and hardware on everything except for the guys who want to get off cheap.

Looks better too.




i was going to say the same. i have used small [1/4"od maybe ?] hydraulic hose before that worked good, and was way cheap. [as in i had it here]
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Re: best oil psi gauge? [Re: moparx] #2836184
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this is my daily driver,my new acquisition & I dont any mishaps so I will go with braided.


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