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oil pressure switch & oil sending unit are the same thing?

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  • 8 years ago
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    Oil Pressure Switch also known to be called the Oil sending unit... Same thing.

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  • cris
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    4 years ago

    Oil Pressure Sender Switch

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  • Pete M
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    8 years ago

    Technically, there is no such thing as an oil pressure "switch".

    What is sometimes mistakenly referred to as a "switch" is the oil pressure sending unit.

    The other component in the oil monitoring system is the oil pressure gauge.

    A "switch" is for turning things on or off.

    A sending unit continuously reports a measurement.

    • Adam3 years agoReport

      Seeing how it does turn things off an on via the OIL PRESSURE LIGHT........its actually a ******* switch......sending a value to the computer of either open or closed.....so Technically, there is such a thing as an oil pressure switch...

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  • 4 years ago

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  • 6 years ago

    Technically yes,

    Oil pressure switch is a switch, Normally open with no pressure, once the pressure builds against the switch, it closes. Designed for red oil lamp, low oil qty will make the switch close and light go on. Pressure transducer with guage will give you more accurate pressure reading, usually on dial readout guage.

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  • 6 years ago

    An oil pressure switch is off/on (like a light switch), goes to a Oil light on the gauges, lets you know if pressure is too low.

    An oil pressure sender is measuring actual oil pressure and displays it on a gauge (meter) in your gauge cluster.

    They are not the same, and are not interchangeable.

    Source(s): Mechanic
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  • 8 years ago

    nope one sends oil to motor ..uyher tells amount of pressure

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Nop they are different

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  • 8 years ago

    YES

    Source(s): PARTS DEPARTMENT
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