My 97 Aerostar oil pressure gauge shows about 3/4 of full scale. I'm used
to seeing other Aerostars register around mid-scale. I've never seen oil
pressure go high before. Is 3/4 too high? Any idea on what causes a higher
Nothing to worry about, since the gauge is almost certainly a fake, being driven
by a snap switch, same as a red idiot light. If you're truly concerned about
engine oil pressure, install an aftermarket gauge.
if you do want to see relative pressure, the usual fix on earlier 90's
model fords was to pull cluster, solder a wire across the 20 ohm resistor
near oil gauge terminals and replace the switch sender with a variable
Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, putting up with my 'smartass' is the price
you pay..DEAL with it!
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