wiring on 24v oil gauge

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wiring on 24v oil gauge

Post by timo376 » Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:02 am

i have recently purchased a 1957 M201. The oil gauge isn't registering
I have checked the wiring and would like to confirm which wire goes to which post on the back of the gauge?
There are 3 terminals and at present they are wired as follows..
Red to the circuit breaker, middle (black) to earth, black white stripe to sensor/engine



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Re: wiring on 24v oil gauge

Post by armyairforce » Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:28 pm

There is a wiring diagram on M201.com Perhaps it will help.

It can be found here - http://www.m201.com/tech/elect.htm
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Re: wiring on 24v oil gauge

Post by YLG80 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:13 am

timo376 wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:02 am
i have recently purchased a 1957 M201. The oil gauge isn't registering
I have checked the wiring and would like to confirm which wire goes to which post on the back of the gauge?
There are 3 terminals and at present they are wired as follows..
Red to the circuit breaker, middle (black) to earth, black white stripe to sensor/engine



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Remove the contact at the engine side on the sensor.
Switch the ignition key on .
Touch the ground with that contact at the end of the wire and if the gauge is OK it should register at full scale.
If the gauge is OK, that means that your sensor needs to be replaced.
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Re: wiring on 24v oil gauge

Post by armyairforce » Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:16 am

timo376 wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:02 am
i have recently purchased a 1957 M201........
I'm guessing this is the same timo376 that used to have the MP Jeep?

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Let's see a picture of the new one!
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Re: wiring on 24v oil gauge

Post by timo376 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:17 pm

The very same :-)

i now have "Lizzie" a 1957 Hotchkiss, she currently has an RAF roundel on her bonnet but she will be getting the Allied star to go with my US gear
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Re: wiring on 24v oil gauge

Post by armyairforce » Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:18 pm

Looks great. Will be nice to see you behind the wheel again.
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Re: wiring on 24v oil gauge

Post by timo376 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:25 pm

looking forward to it too,
enjoying doing all those little jobs that seem a good idea at the time !!
decided to renew the wiring on the back lights and add an extra brake light bulb, trying to identify which wire is for what is fun, especially when the bits of dried muck on the chassis falls into your face :-)
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Re: wiring on 24v oil gauge

Post by YLG80 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:46 am

Do you have a Yeager oil pressure gauge? Have you fixed the problem?
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Re: wiring on 24v oil gauge

Post by timo376 » Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:14 am

Not fixed yet, I'm doing stuff at the back of the jeep, as the garage space is restricted. I'm working my way forward :-)
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Re: wiring on 24v oil gauge

Post by armyairforce » Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:51 pm

So what work does it need? Anything major or mostly cosmetic?
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Re: wiring on 24v oil gauge

Post by timo376 » Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:55 pm

well it seems it requires a replacement back axle :-(
i had the brakes checked by a local land rover specialist who informed me that at some point in the past a bearing in the rear wheel hub had seized causing it to wear away a small part of the hub carrier, the bearing had been replaced a a shim put it to fill the gap, but on taking the hub off, the shim had moved and wedged the hub, but they were able to eventually remove it. But they say the axle needs replacing as the bearing may fail as now has some small travel on the axle !
so hopefully going to pick up a replacement axle in a couple of weeks and get it to an jeep specialist to sort :-)

then there's a new fuel tank to be fitted as the current one leaks :-(

I put new wiring on the back lights and managed to add an extra brake light bulb :-)
and then its just the personal touches :-)
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Re: wiring on 24v oil gauge

Post by armyairforce » Sat Oct 31, 2020 2:58 pm

Shame about the axle problem, but I guess unseen problems are always a risk buying these old vehicles.
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Re: wiring on 24v oil gauge

Post by timo376 » Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:53 pm

I've picked up a replacement axle, off to the jeep garage next week to get it fettled up :-)
Done the rear lights now moving to the panel lights and speedo :-)
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