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2011 silverado 1500 - oil pressure gauge install

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looking to install a mechanical oil pressure gauge pod to my a-pillar on the truck.  i still want the factory one on the dash to work.  is there another location i can tap into for oil pressure?  isnt there an adaptor that can be installed between the oil filter and the engine block?  if so, i cant find what i need.  can anyone help me out?




2011 silverado 1500 5.3L


PS - what about an electric gauge?  any thoughts on that?

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No way I'd want an oil line ran into the truck. Go with a quality electronic pressure gauge if you must have one.


If your truck doesn't have an oil cooler you can use the oil cooler plate adapter piece for adding in a pressure gauge. Or you can remove the stock block off plate, drill and tap it for the threads of the pressure gauge.

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They are pretty accurate for oil pressure. Coolant temp is not though. The gauge will say 210 but the real temp is about 10-15 degrees cooler than that on those years. You can use a scan tool to verify that.


The only bummer about the oil pressure is the distance between the lines for the readings on the cluster. A different gauge would actually tell you 23psi or 37psi etc etc etc.

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