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Old 02-19-2015, 04:23 PM   #181
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1/8" bspt -> 1/8" NPT SS adapter

1/8" npt -> -6AN SS adapter

-6AN SS elbow -> Aeroquip AQP socketless hose -> -6an Alu elbow

You'd just have to get the -6AN fitting for the turbo


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Old 02-19-2015, 04:30 PM   #182
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It'd be about $35 in fittings for me to make a replacement for the new block, I already have hose. so....35 bux if you want my feed line?
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Old 02-23-2015, 10:14 AM   #183
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Folks,
What's the consensus on oil temperature installation in the oil pan? Do you all just drill, tap and thread directly into the pan or is it advised/worth the extra effort to have a bung welded?
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Bung.
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Old 02-23-2015, 10:17 AM   #185
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Placement of bung should be just above the drain bolt?
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I'm just putting a bung onto the Mocal oil sandwich plate.
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If I recall, putting it at the sandwich adapter often reads higher temps.

If it's not a big deal, then I suppose I'll just keep using my sandwich plate, I just hate to have my gauge blinking at me after some runs; makes me think theres something wrong all the time.
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I'd be a little more concerned if I hadn't just put a huge *** setrab cooler on the car, that is interesting to hear though. It can't be THAT much hotter though, have to look into it.
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Wherever you put it in the oil pan make sure that with the sensor in it won't hit anything else in the engine bay. I have put them in where they end up to close to the subframe to be used.
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Old 02-23-2015, 11:41 AM   #190
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****, I wish I took pictures before removing the motor.

Any recommendations?
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I welded a bung just above the drain plug in the flat spot. This puts it about 1" below the baffle plate.
Used a 3/8 npt which you probably won't want to do.
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Old 02-23-2015, 12:00 PM   #192
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The 3/8" NPT isn't a big deal as I have an adapter for it already to 1/8" NPT

You have no interference with subframe or motor mounts or anything?

That location is exactly what I had in mind, but what about oil level? Have you ever noticed temps fluctuating greatly under high revs? Or is oil temp the least of your worries if the oil level is too low to read?
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To elaborate on why I said bung. Taping it works decently well for something you install once, like an oil drain. I also JB welded it in after I tapped it. But for something that will get replaced like a temp sensor its too risky. Also if you have the pan off then both bungs should be welded in.
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I should have clarified that while the oil pan is finally on the engine, the engine is still on a stand. I looked over my existing engine and determined this was the best spot. I'll take another look tonight and get back to you.
I'm 99% sure that this is the best spot.
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I have the pan off, the oil return was already welded but I cannot find reference for a welder that tigs locally. A lot of 'friends of a friend' who don't seem sure they can make it oil tight. I don't want to have to remove the engine for a **** weld job after dumping oil all over the place.

I'll see what bungs I have laying around and keep looking. Better do it twice, do it right, right?
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I have the pan off, the oil return was already welded but I cannot find reference for a welder that tigs locally. A lot of 'friends of a friend' who don't seem sure they can make it oil tight. I don't want to have to remove the engine for a **** weld job after dumping oil all over the place.

I'll see what bungs I have laying around and keep looking. Better do it twice, do it right, right?
Get on CL, you can find a cheap welder there.
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nvm had the dumb.
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Were talking about a temp sensor, not a drain.
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Snapped a pic tonight of my location with the motor mount on:


Also stole a pic from google to show that you will indeed be able to fit a wrench in there:
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thanks a lot!
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