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Old 11-20-2012, 06:31 PM   #1
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ok the oil pressure guage on my 91 daytona 2.5 turbo is wrong it says verl low but i have replaced the oil punp and sending unit and have put an after market guage on it and it says it has good press. so is there a way to repair the gauge? .....oh the temp gauge is doing the same thing. Any help would be great THANKS
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:09 PM   #2
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Yeah ignore them, and buy good quality aftermarket ones. The stock ones are only a generalization of what your motor is doing.
Or go find another cluster out of a donor car.
I had a 91, but a V6 same cluster though, same prob, went to full auto meter ones, and had to train myself to ignore the stock ones, most stock gauges on most cars are not that accurate anyway.

Just my two cents.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:12 PM   #3
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If you want the dash gauge to read higher, I would try another cluster OR remove the cluster tear the clear plastic widow off, and pull the needle very carefully and rotate the needle and stick it back on.

You may want to have the engine at idle while reinstalling the needle so its in the correct spot.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:41 AM   #4
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If the gauge moves full sweep the problem is not in the gauge, the problem would be with the sender or excessive resistance in the wiring.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:32 AM   #5
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If the gauge moves full sweep the problem is not in the gauge, the problem would be with the sender or excessive resistance in the wiring.
this is more than likely the problem. Between my 3 engines i have 2 with dead water temp sensors and 2 with flaky oil pressure senders. I would check those and the wiring before you go blaming the gauges.

Or just throw on some aftermarket gauges, which will have brand new sensors and wiring.
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:31 PM   #6
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its not the sender i have chandes it out with one that i know works(its on my other car)
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