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PostSubject: How to wire up a Low Oil Sensor.   How to wire up a Low Oil Sensor. Icon_minitimeTue Feb 05, 2013 10:03 pm

For those with a low oil shut down.

Wire a red light into the circuit instead of the coil kill.
Run a wire from a hot source, through the light and through the LOS, if its a single wire switch.

If its two wires, one wire would have to go to ground.

You could also rig indicators for all your other safety switches. A neutral light would be handy if you have a neutral safety switch.

Get creative with a printer and some polycarbonate sheet make a dash board or steal icon style lights from a dead car.

A custom dashboard would be easy.

A really good electrical guy could rig up a digital display, with animated gauges that do nothing but look cool, and tell you off and on.


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PostSubject: Re: How to wire up a Low Oil Sensor.   How to wire up a Low Oil Sensor. Icon_minitimeTue Feb 05, 2013 10:38 pm

never thought of that, i should do that with my Toro, i should see if i have a sensor first:P it would be nice in case you are crawling an incline you dont stall out(if the sensor/switch gets triggered off), i was thinking of the neutral switch(i was going to steal the light housing it from a parts ATV).
if you are a real idiot you can run a Clutch light, and even a light to tell yourself when you've got off the tractor:P
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PostSubject: Re: How to wire up a Low Oil Sensor.   How to wire up a Low Oil Sensor. Icon_minitimeTue Feb 05, 2013 11:36 pm

I've always been weird about knowing everything about what was going on with my equipment. Since we have splash oilers ( unless you got a real expensive motor) the very minimum of engine management would be a low oil indicator. Must be my aircraft training.
My bike history wants a neutral light.
A charge guage is next, as well as fuel level and rpm. If you have high beam or auxilary lighting, you might want an indicator for that. I'd also want one to tell me if the PTO is on. That a safety thing.

Anything that tells you the condition of the machine you are operating.

It will last longer and you will end up having more fun in the end.

And hopefully you don't cut a hand off or anything.

Sorry, it's bedtime and the keyboard has been drinking.
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PostSubject: Re: How to wire up a Low Oil Sensor.   How to wire up a Low Oil Sensor. Icon_minitimeWed Feb 06, 2013 6:53 pm

@Chopperhed wrote:
I've always been weird about knowing everything about what was going on with my equipment. Since we have splash oilers ( unless you got a real expensive motor) the very minimum of engine management would be a low oil indicator. Must be my aircraft training.
My bike history wants a neutral light.
A charge guage is next, as well as fuel level and rpm. If you have high beam or auxilary lighting, you might want an indicator for that. I'd also want one to tell me if the PTO is on. That a safety thing.

Anything that tells you the condition of the machine you are operating.

It will last longer and you will end up having more fun in the end.

And hopefully you don't cut a hand off or anything.

Sorry, it's bedtime and the keyboard has been drinking.

Yeah, that stuff would be cool, how would you make a charge guage? and how would you do a fuel level(take a float from a car?)?
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PostSubject: Re: How to wire up a Low Oil Sensor.   How to wire up a Low Oil Sensor. Icon_minitimeWed Feb 06, 2013 7:03 pm

@W1ldyOvvnZ wrote:
@Chopperhed wrote:
I've always been weird about knowing everything about what was going on with my equipment. Since we have splash oilers ( unless you got a real expensive motor) the very minimum of engine management would be a low oil indicator. Must be my aircraft training.
My bike history wants a neutral light.
A charge guage is next, as well as fuel level and rpm. If you have high beam or auxilary lighting, you might want an indicator for that. I'd also want one to tell me if the PTO is on. That a safety thing.

Anything that tells you the condition of the machine you are operating.

It will last longer and you will end up having more fun in the end.

And hopefully you don't cut a hand off or anything.

Sorry, it's bedtime and the keyboard has been drinking.

Yeah, that stuff would be cool, how would you make a charge guage? and how would you do a fuel level(take a float from a car?)?

For charging a simple ammeter or volt meter wouyld work

For fuel level I'd use one out of a motorcycle tank. They are usually remote sender set ups.
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PostSubject: Re: How to wire up a Low Oil Sensor.   How to wire up a Low Oil Sensor. Icon_minitimeWed Feb 06, 2013 8:26 pm

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For charging a simple ammeter or volt meter wouyld work

For fuel level I'd use one out of a motorcycle tank. They are usually remote sender set ups.

ooh i never thought about the voltage/amp:P some come stock with them(all mine are broken:P), and i also never thought of the motorcycle gas tanks too:P
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PostSubject: Re: How to wire up a Low Oil Sensor.   How to wire up a Low Oil Sensor. Icon_minitimeMon Feb 11, 2013 12:37 pm

I bought two of these. They were on sale.

http://www.princessauto.com/pal/product/4230059/Gauges/2-in.-8-to-16V-DC-Voltmeter-Gauge

One will be a straight voltmeter. The other will be gutted and modified to hold the Oil Neutral and PTO indicators.

These will go on my little Ford.


My big Ford has an ammeter already, and the engine doesn't have a low oil cutoff

My offroad tractor will only get a oil light, and a tether switch, I suppose I could put a voltmeter on it.
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PostSubject: Re: How to wire up a Low Oil Sensor.   How to wire up a Low Oil Sensor. Icon_minitimeMon Feb 11, 2013 6:49 pm

fancy, i should pick one up...my Jetta doesn't come with a volt meter, i was thinking of rigging up a digital one off ebay but analog is cooler and it suits the car better(plus the princess auto one is probably better then one straight from Hong Kong), the only digital thing on it is the digital clock which was an option:P
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PostSubject: Re: How to wire up a Low Oil Sensor.   How to wire up a Low Oil Sensor. Icon_minitimeMon Feb 11, 2013 7:10 pm

Don't fool yourself, they are just cheap plastic gauges.

But they'll still look good in a dash.
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PostSubject: Re: How to wire up a Low Oil Sensor.   How to wire up a Low Oil Sensor. Icon_minitimeTue Feb 12, 2013 11:14 pm

i know there cheap but they probably arent as cheap as some stuff from ebay, Princess auto stuff is pretty cheap but its like snap on compared to other Chinese tools that aren't usually imported to North America.
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PostSubject: Re: How to wire up a Low Oil Sensor.   How to wire up a Low Oil Sensor. Icon_minitimeWed Feb 13, 2013 12:14 am

@W1ldyOvvnZ wrote:
i know there cheap but they probably arent as cheap as some stuff from ebay, Princess auto stuff is pretty cheap but its like snap on compared to other Chinese tools that aren't usually imported to North America.

Valid Point.

And They DO guarantee absolutely everything
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PostSubject: Re: How to wire up a Low Oil Sensor.   How to wire up a Low Oil Sensor. Icon_minitimeMon Feb 18, 2013 2:57 pm

Voltmeter Installed and wired up

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PostSubject: Re: How to wire up a Low Oil Sensor.   How to wire up a Low Oil Sensor. Icon_minitimeMon Feb 18, 2013 4:38 pm

That looks really nice in there, look good next to the key Very Happy
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Almost looks like it belongs there. Needs some more wear lol.

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PostSubject: Re: How to wire up a Low Oil Sensor.   How to wire up a Low Oil Sensor. Icon_minitimeMon Feb 18, 2013 5:29 pm

The stock dash decal has a chrome ring at that location. there is a matching chrome ring on the otherside
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