Yes, this is the same for the SC, sender is just in a different place. If I remember correctly, you will have to disconnect the intercooler tubes and move the accessory bracket forward to get on the sensor. It’s hiding behind the steering pump to water pump support bracket.
did this today to mine, used a Niehoff OP24761 from Autozone, 11.99. Told them it was for an 88 5.0 bird. it popped up with two part numbers, one for the idiot light switch, and one for the actual 0-90 psi sender.
for the tally, mine was behind the cluster as well.
well i guess this thread answers my question as to why my gauge reads that my oil pressure is way over on the low side of normal... probably due to the fact that there are 190500 miles on my electrical system. i thought i should be looking into a new oil pump... whew... this looks like a worthwhile mod for anyone that owns a car in general.
It definately is a great mod and everyone should probably do it. Why have a gauge that lies to you? Mine was reading low enough to trip the check gauges light before the mod. Now its never below half way and acts like a real oil pressure gauge. I also used an old mechanical gauge to verify that I didn't have a problem. The factory gauge mimmics those results.
thanks for the collaboration of info guys. pictures would be nice but not much can be done about that. My dohc swap has given me a flatlined oil pressure and I refuse to believe I have any pressure issues. So i'll be doing this conversion and hoping it solves my problem. Im using a PS-60.
A few days ago I went to Advance and picked up a SU for an '88 5.0 Bird but there were 3 different ones. One was for a Bird with a mechanical gauge and was about $20 so I figured that wasn't it. The other 2 are for Birds with electronic gauges and the prices were $7 and $9 with the higher priced being a 'premium' one. I left with the premium one and it is a GP Sorensen OPS129. I was going to do an oil change today and pop in the SU but apparently I left my 16mm socket in Texas.
LOL reminds me of an oil change shop where they had a pair of guys working. One would call out every step he's doing, the other would yell "Check!" as he checks it off on his clip board. You would think they were getting ready to launch a missile or something! I can imagine their horror upon seeing your oil guage flat-line... :tongue:
so yeah, im not happy with this so far, i didnt care about price at the time, picked up that PS60 from carquest and it was too big to fit in, I had to grab a 45* deg 1/4" pipe fitting from napa and that worked. I had to gingerly use a pipe fiting to tighten the sender tho cause i could no longer reach the hex with anything. It works... mechanically, havent had the time to bypass the resistor yet.
I figured I'd make this guide after gettin a wiper switch from my local junkyard that didnt quite work today, I decided to open it up and i found the signal light contacts were corroded.I'll show you how to fix this along with another problem, a broken wire.
Here are some removal & installation...
1994 through 1995 4.6L Engines will burn oil, it is in their nature. The valve guide seals were a bad design and will wear out before 100,000 miles. Engines will run fine otherwise.
1996 and 1997 4.6L Cars, Look behind the alternator,if you see black plastic directly behind it, you have the...
Well since my article disapeared when MTC shut down I recreated it as a web page
All the photos are hyperlinked to fullsize versions. At some point can we get this transitioned to the tech articles so I don't have to eat up my webspace?
88-96 PBR Corvette caliper and brackets
88-96 Corvette brake pads
13" Cobra rotors (drilled to 4.25 bolt pattern)
Have to have 17" or higher rims
Open the spindle to bracket holes a couple millimeters (used a round file) so that the new bracket bolts will fit.
You need to buy...
This tech article goes along with the 94-97 Dash swap into a 89-93 MN12 Tech Article that I wrote up. This tech article details the installation of the 94-97 manual seat belts, sail panels, A-pillars, and door sills into a 89-93 MN12.
Manual seat belt install for 89-93 MN12s
There it is, let...
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