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Oil gauge issue on 3208 Cat U280
Question is on the dash pressure guage.

My 3208 Cat normally runs around 40-45 psi.    Changed oil and filters today getting ready for a possible road trip.  

After changing oil, started it up (was cold today, 30-40F) and I had start up pressure...

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Re: Oil gauge issue on 3208 Cat U280
Reply #1
I put a manual gauge under the bed with a braided line.. Teed's into the output for the factory sender
3126 Cat

Re: Oil gauge issue on 3208 Cat U280
Reply #2
I had an oil pressure gauge go bad on my 1981 Foretravel with a 3208. It was erratic and all over the place. Scary to watch but a cheap fix.

Re: Oil gauge issue on 3208 Cat U280
Reply #3
Probably the sender. We used to remote mount the sender because of the vibration of the 3208.

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Re: Oil gauge issue on 3208 Cat U280
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Thanks guys,  99% sure this is what it is but that one percent gets ya.