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Installing oil pressure gauge on 650..

I couldn't find a great thread on this, but maybe I missed it. Can you guys post some pictures of your setups, what you used, where you got the parts, estimated costs, which oil line is it off the filter housing (top or bottom), and what the pressure is supposed to be?

Also, what other gauge or gauges would you recommend, or is just the oil pressure one fine?

I'm going to install an oil pressure gauge for a little added insurance on this rebuilt motor, and any help or recommendations would be appreciated.....

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I'm going to be installing mine when I do the first oil change on my new engine, the mechanic at the Arctic Cat shop recommended I use the high pressure hose. According to the manual I have it should have 60-80 psi on that line. I got this gauge because it was only an 1 1/2" dia. and I may mount it next to the speedometer.
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I may get the temp gauge to match just in case the fan would quit working.

Forgot about this, Mike told me about this to connect to the oil line. I just got brass fittings but this would be a lot cleaner setup and an easy way to ground if you go electric.
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I couldn't find a great thread on this, but maybe I missed it. Can you guys post some pictures of your setups, what you used, where you got the parts, estimated costs, which oil line is it off the filter housing (top or bottom), and what the pressure is supposed to be?

Also, what other gauge or gauges would you recommend, or is just the oil pressure one fine?

I'm going to install an oil pressure gauge for a little added insurance on this rebuilt motor, and any help or recommendations would be appreciated.....
shane you can go different routes on the gauge set up.I went with the factory prowler set up from utvinc.com you can buy the sending unit ,the wiring harness and the gauge.I used the bottom hose off the motor and i put my sending unit along the frame under the drivers seat,mine has the factory oil cooler,your service manual will tell you the different oil pressure you will have using top or bottom hose,utvinc.com uses autometer gauges.like i said you can go with any style gauge,mine are electric and if you use electric make sure you ground sending unit.the wiring harness plugs right into the acc plug under the dash.my pressure starting up almost pegs the gauge thats 100 psi and starts dropping when it warms up,Idles around 10 psi and at 2500 rpms around 20 to 30 psi.the other mike has info on the gauge also.

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The gauge I got comes with the sending unit. Wish I would have installed a gauge when I first got my prowler, may have saved my engine. I thought I saw somewhere that UTV Inc gives discounts to forum members, did you get one or have a discount code?

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I wasn't thinking about the electrical vs non electrical setup. If you don't go electrical, does that mean you have oil running up to your gauge in the dash?

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I think you will, it would have a small plastic line with compression fittings.

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I wasn't thinking about the electrical vs non electrical setup. If you don't go electrical, does that mean you have oil running up to your gauge in the dash?
IF you go with a mech gauge you will have oil running through a plastic line to your gauge.NOTE the sending unit from utvinc was 7/16 hose fittings on each end and there not very long my oil lines are 3/8 I couldnt hardly get my lines to slide over the flared ends on the sending unit,I got my lines on and clamped them started prowler and blew one of the lines off,I called utvinc and told them about the issue,so i dont know if they changed them or not,he told me the newer prowlers had the bigger oil lines.also if you get a temp sending unit make sure it is for 1'' heater hoses,they sent me one for 3/4 ID heater hose.but on my oil sending unit I cut off the nipples on both sides drilled both ends out re-tap it and threaded 3/8 long brass hose barbs into each end and JB welded around both ends just for insurance,with the long hose barbs now i can double clamp both ends.

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which oil line is it off the filter housing (top or bottom), and what the pressure is supposed to be?
Your pressure will depend on which line you connect to, if you can't read the pics I'll try to copy the text and post.

Installing oil pressure gauge on 650..-oil-pressure-lower-hose.jpg

Installing oil pressure gauge on 650..-oil-pressure-upper-hose.jpg

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That's the brass hose barbs I have now maybe I'll try my setup before I order the one from UTV Inc.

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Here's the fittings I found for the sending unit.
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