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Check Gauges/LS6 Intake Install?

This is a discussion on Check Gauges/LS6 Intake Install? within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I installed my LS6 Intake last night... I got everything bolted back up, and started the car and had that ...

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    Check Gauges/LS6 Intake Install?

    I installed my LS6 Intake last night... I got everything bolted back up, and started the car and had that damn 'Check Gauges' light staring at me... So I proceeded to let the car run for about 20 minutes and checked all the connections under the hood and checked the gauges again and everything was normal... I test drove it and everything was normal.. I didnt break the oil pressure sensor on the rear of the manifold if im thinking of the right thing... Any ideas?

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    It will need to be retuned. It has changed the A/F ratio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG D's SS View Post
    It will need to be retuned. It has changed the A/F ratio.
    You shouldn't need a tune just for installing an LS6 manifold. Thats a waste of time. If you're going to get a tune, do all your mods first, such as intake, headers, exhaust, TB, or if you get heads/cam. Then get a tune.

    What does your oil pressure gauge say when the car is running?? If its pinned at the top or at zero, then you broke the oil pressure sending unit. The "Check Gauges" light is on because it wants to make you aware that one of the gauges is way off, in this case the oil pressure gauge.

    Replace the sending unit, you should be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wesman View Post
    You shouldn't need a tune just for installing an LS6 manifold. Thats a waste of time. If you're going to get a tune, do all your mods first, such as intake, headers, exhaust, TB, or if you get heads/cam. Then get a tune.

    What does your oil pressure gauge say when the car is running?? If its pinned at the top or at zero, then you broke the oil pressure sending unit. The "Check Gauges" light is on because it wants to make you aware that one of the gauges is way off, in this case the oil pressure gauge.

    Replace the sending unit, you should be fine.
    I agree it is a waste of time if that is the only mod you have, but whatever you say buddy. There is a number of things to throw a light. Scan and it and don't guess. Autozone or Advance can run a scan and tell you what code it is. Simple and easy solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG D's SS View Post
    I agree it is a waste of time if that is the only mod you have, but whatever you say buddy. There is a number of things to throw a light. Scan and it and don't guess. Autozone or Advance can run a scan and tell you what code it is. Simple and easy solution.
    I think you misread.

    He's not talking about the SES light. He's talking about the "Check Gauges" light, which is completely different, and is only there to alert you when a gauge is out of range (temp, fuel, oil pressure). It doesn't throw any codes, and when the gauge goes back to normal it will go off.

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    Are you low on gas? Being serious too........maybe you didn't realize it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wesman View Post
    I think you misread.

    He's not talking about the SES light. He's talking about the "Check Gauges" light, which is completely different, and is only there to alert you when a gauge is out of range (temp, fuel, oil pressure). It doesn't throw any codes, and when the gauge goes back to normal it will go off.
    Yeah my bad. I did misread. My apologies for misreading.

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    Don't think he's talking about the SES - my guess is the OP sensor wasn't fully plugged in or something.

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    Is the Oil Pressure Sensor the one that clips onto the top of the rear manifold and has an electrical type plug as well as just a small fitting that goes into a hole in the manifold?

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    nevermind im thinking of the map sensor... well shit, maybe I did break it... I'll have to check it out... If I did, How difficult is it to put a new one in??

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    I broke my oil sending unit when I did my cam and had to pull the intake. Had to order a new one. That is a good possibility that you did.

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    Probably not broken if the gauge is reading correctly and not leaking? In my earlier post I was thinking about the wire connection to it.

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    how difficult is it to install a new one of if I did break it?
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    You can get an OP sensor socket from a parts store so you don't have to remove the intake. Not too hard, just unplug connector and screw it out, reaching it is the pain. Beware the '98 sensors are a little different from the '99+ if you need one.

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    I broke the sensor clean off, the threaded part is still in the fitting... how am I suppose to get it out of there? Its flush with the fitting...

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    The metal base of the unit is where the wrench goes.I doubt you broke that.Including a pics I saved that some other member posted once.



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    Thank you very much, I did get it out... Thanks for all the help guys, very much appreciated

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    I'll give you the official welcome to the "I broke my oil pressure sensor swapping intakes club". We don't have meetings and there's really no perks to being in the club other than when someone says they got a check gauges light after intake install it's now your duty to kind of laugh and explain to them what they did.

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    wow thanks! I feel very welcome! Maybe we should arrange a meeting and have like a little 'how-to' show for those who have yet to swap their intake and break their OP Sensor... Just so theyll know how to break it clean off...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cww17 View Post
    wow thanks! I feel very welcome! Maybe we should arrange a meeting and have like a little 'how-to' show for those who have yet to swap their intake and break their OP Sensor... Just so theyll know how to break it clean off...
    I'm in that club also. No perks to being in it. Just a good learning experience for next time.

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