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Old 02-26-2004, 07:46 AM
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Add a mechanical gauge with T. Re: 87 300D loss of oil pressure

Hello skleutz
My condolences on your loss.

I work on some of the most expensive cars in the world.
This is why I suggest adding a mechanical gauge with a T fitting off the oil pressure sender.
If both gauges show issues; shut it down.
I do not want to rebuild a Rolls-Royce, Ferrari, Mercedes Benz or any other engine after oil pressure loss.
The co$t is huge to the owner and can be avoided in 99% of ca$e$ by having a mechanical gauge installed permanently to cross check.
Some owners have asked me to add an oil pressure loss engine kill circuit, logical, when the engines in their cars are $50,000.00+ for a rebuild.
Have a great day.
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