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Quite possibly the most critical vital to monitor, engine oil pressure can mean the difference between making it home and needing to replace the engine. The patented air core meter movement provides the durability and accuracy that you expect from the AutoMeter name. Throughout 57 years of building the world’s best competition instruments, this meter movement has been the engine powering the machine that sets the benchmark. A single wire, 1/8” NPT oil pressure sender is included.
Feature Points
  • Traditional incandescent lighting illuminates around the perimeter of the dial
  • 12 and 16 volt compatible, well-suited with nearly every street car or race car electrical system
  • Gauge kit includes 1/8” NPT pressure sender, 1/4” NPT adapter, bulb and socket assembly, red and green bulb covers, mounting hardware, and detailed instructions for installation
  • AutoMeter’s race proven air-core electric instruments provide quick and accurate readings while keeping hazardous fluids outside of the vehicle
  • Domed Lens
Ships With
  • Includes Sending Unit: 2242
  • 3/8" NPT and 1/2" NPT adapter fittings
  • 2230
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Which version, air core or mechanical, would be most compatible with a 1973 VW Super Beetle?

Asked by: Mark F
Thank you for your question. An air core or mechanical gauge can work with that engine, but I would recommend going with an Air Core electric gauge. A mechanical gauge would have you running a nylon or copper tube filled with oil from the engine in the rear of your car all the way up to the gauge. With an electric gauge you just need to run a piece of wire from the sensor to the back of the gauge.
Answered by: Alex at AutoMeter
Date published: 2024-02-18

Per previous question/answer on adaptor fittings for 2242. Install pdf says Auto meter has braided steel line. What is the product #? Is there a bracket for this sender to mount to firewall?

Asked by: Ron Hall
We have a couple different options for braided stainless steel line, like the 3227, that you could choose from. Just search "Braided" and it will show you some options. As for the bracket, we do not have one designed for the 2242.
Answered by: Thomas From AutoMeter
Date published: 2023-06-15

Bought this gauge in a group with a cluster panel made for Dodge Sweptlines and it included sending unit (2242). 318 engine Current sender on rear of engine near coil. 2242 is much larger diameter/will not fit. Is there a compatible smaller sender?

Asked by: Ron Hall
The 2242 is the only correct sender for this gauge. Clearance issues can typically be resolved with pipe extensions as well as pipe angle fittings.
Answered by: Jim from AutoMeter
Date published: 2023-06-12

what would I need to order to mount the sending unit remotely for a 350 Chevy V8?

Asked by: Chevy Pickup
This article will explain more in detail, but we do have braided stainless steel kits that you can use to remote mount the sending unit:
Answered by: Thomas From AutoMeter
Date published: 2023-05-19

What is the OD on the bezel?

Asked by: RSmutt
The outside diameter of this gauge is 2 1/4 inches.
Answered by: Alex at AutoMeter
Date published: 2023-05-17

Had headers installed now oil pressure gage reads over 100#.I think sending unit was damaged .can I order just the sending unit?

Asked by: DENY411
The correct sender is part number 2242: It can be ordered through the link above.
Answered by: Jim from AutoMeter
Date published: 2022-07-21

I have this oil gauge and it works when the engine oil is cold (engine just started and for the first 20 minutes or so); then it goes to zero at idle, but goes back up again to normal when under acceleration. Would it be the sending unit on the motor? Thx

Asked by: AJ99
For further assistance on this please reach out to our tech support at 86-248-6357.
Answered by: Steve from AutoMeter
Date published: 2022-07-06

Is the "pressure sender." a pressure sending unit? And is it included? If not what's the part number for it? "Gauge kit includes 1/8” NPT pressure sender, 1/4” NPT adapter," Thanks

Asked by: freebirdinflyt
Pressure sender or sending unit can be used interchangeably. This gauge includes our 2242 sender.
Answered by: Alex at AutoMeter
Date published: 2022-05-02
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