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What is on top of my oil filter cap?

I am not very familiar with engines, learning as I go. While changing the oil today this is mounted to the top of my oil filter cap. It has a single wire going through the firewall. It looks like it goes under the dash.
What is this?? A oil pressure gauge for inside gauges? Oil temp?
The PO had gauges at some point, not when I bought it though.
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Re: What is on top of my oil filter cap?

im guessing their are aftermarket gueages on the inside. that would be the only thing I could thin kof

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Re: What is on top of my oil filter cap?

that's fugly if no gauges go get a NPT plug and a little teflon tap/paste

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Re: What is on top of my oil filter cap?

That will become a problem in the future. Replace the cap with a proper one.
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Re: What is on top of my oil filter cap?

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that's fugly if no gauges go get a NPT plug and a little teflon tap/paste
Haha I agree, not very pretty and jenky looking!!

Is that for Oil Temp???

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probably psi

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Re: What is on top of my oil filter cap?

Andy brings up a good point the cap may be an issue if it isn't made right there are plenty of good units out there since so many people tap in there for lots of things including bypass filtration so just make sure it has the OEM dimensions inside

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Re: What is on top of my oil filter cap?

It seems to have the correct dims and fits great, filter locks in fine and fits fine, however I am just going to order a new basic plastic one to be on the safe side and not worry about any future issues. Thanks for the info guys.

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Re: What is on top of my oil filter cap?

Not just the appearance but with that coffee can mopunted on top of the bolthead/boss to remove it is blocked, so you can only grab it on two sides with the best rounder-outer of all fasteners and IMO most useless of hand tools, an adjustable wrench. There's six sides on that for a reason. Six point sockets.
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Re: What is on top of my oil filter cap?

Agreed
I have to take my oil bypass line and fitting off the cap every time i do an oil change
i want to grab all six sides wit a socket

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