Gauges FAQ

How do I hook up my oil pressure gauge?

  If you are using a mechanical gauge, you will adapt your oil pressure line to the oil pressure port at the back of the intake.  The LS Sensor/Sender will NOT be used.

  If you are using an electronic gauge (IE AutoMeter, Speedhut, or Dakota Digital), that DOES NOT use the OBD II port for gauge information, you will adapt the sender provided by your gauge company to the port at the back of the intake.  The LS Sensor/Sender will NOT be used.

If you are using an electronic gauge (IE AutoMeter, Speedhut, or Dakota Digital), that DOES use the OBD II port for gauge information, you will use the LS Sensor (You MUST be using a 3 wire sensor.  A 1 wire sender WILL NOT work.). BP Automotive only provides oil pressure sensor wiring in our GEN IV Harnesses.  We CAN provide Oil Pressure Sensor wiring in our GEN III Harnesses, HOWEVER, it MUST be requested and we will special build the harness for you.

How do I hook up my coolant temperature gauge?

   If you are using a mechanical gauge, you will adapt your coolant temperature line to the unused port at the back corner of the passenger cylinder head.  UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD YOU EVER TAP INTO THE FACTORY COOLANT TEMPERATURE SENSOR WIRING ON THE DRIVERS SIDE CYLINDER HEAD!!!

  If you are using an electronic gauge (IE AutoMeter, Speedhut, or Dakota Digital), that DOES NOT use the OBD II port for gauge information, you will adapt the sender provided with your gauges to the unused port at the back corner of the passenger cylinder head.  The GM sensor/sender will not work with aftermarket gauges.  UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD YOU EVER TAP INTO THE FACTORY COOLANT TEMPERATURE SENSOR WIRING ON THE DRIVERS SIDE CYLINDER HEAD!!!

If you are using an electronic gauge (IE AutoMeter, Speedhut, or Dakota Digital), that DOES use the OBD II port for gauge information, you will use the LS Sensor (You MUST be using a 3 wire sensor.  A 1 wire sender WILL NOT work.). BP Automotive only provides oil pressure sensor wiring in our GEN IV Harnesses.  We CAN provide Oil Pressure Sensor wiring in our GEN III Harnesses, HOWEVER, it MUST be requested and we will special build the harness for you.  UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD YOU EVER TAP INTO THE FACTORY COOLANT TEMPERATURE SENSOR WIRING ON THE DRIVERS SIDE CYLINDER HEAD!!!!!!!