oil sending unit - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


DIY Turbo Discussion greddy on a 1.8? homebrew kit?

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-04-2008, 02:47 PM   #1
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Vienna VA
Posts: 38
Total Cats: 0
Default oil sending unit

So what's the secret to reaching the oil sending unit on my 1.8 2002? I was fitting up my intercooler last night and figured while i was under the car, i would scope out the best way to reach the sending unit for oil supply and pressure gauge. Unfortunately it looks very cramped and I can't even visually see it from below. Is this a "see with your hands" deal?? Please help. Thanks!
rcc-miata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2008, 02:48 PM   #2
Senior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
SamS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,254
Total Cats: 7
Default

try taking off the wheel and go in from the wheel well
SamS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2008, 02:51 PM   #3
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,892
Total Cats: 1,792
Default

that the IM brace off....it's easy to see access.
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2008, 03:11 PM   #4
Elite Member
iTrader: (13)
 
cjernigan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 8,147
Total Cats: 6
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SamS View Post
try taking off the wheel and go in from the wheel well
Thats how i do it on my '99.
cjernigan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2008, 05:15 PM   #5
Junior Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: So Cal
Posts: 331
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cjernigan View Post
Thats how i do it on my '99.
same here, or if you just want to ramp it up then lean your head against the wheel you can look from the wheel well and wrap your arm from the front...but its a PITA.
99NBMia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2008, 08:48 PM   #6
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Vienna VA
Posts: 38
Total Cats: 0
Default

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll see if things improve with the wheel removed. If not, how about removing the IM brace?
rcc-miata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2008, 08:52 PM   #7
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Vienna VA
Posts: 38
Total Cats: 0
Default

BTW here's how well the intercooler fits

rcc-miata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2008, 10:05 PM   #8
Elite Member
iTrader: (9)
 
Saml01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: NYC
Posts: 5,730
Total Cats: 2
Default

What size IC? What are you doing for pipes? Howd you mount the IC?
Saml01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2008, 10:21 PM   #9
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Vienna VA
Posts: 38
Total Cats: 0
Default

The IC core is 21x7x2.5 with 2.5" in/out. I haven't routed the pipes yet but it will be the typical "around the radiator" routing. Shouldn't be a problem. I mounted the IC just in front of the radiator, basically hanging it from the upper radiator support. I'll fabricate some brackets for the bottom of the IC. It went in easier than I thought.
rcc-miata is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OTS Bilstein to motorsports ASN conversion stoves Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 5 04-21-2016 04:00 PM
Back to Stock Part Out!! Turbo Parts, MS2 Enhanced 01-05, Suspension, and MOAR! StratoBlue1109 Miata parts for sale/trade 16 10-02-2015 10:39 AM
Moroso Air Oil Separator Catch Can Aroundcorner Miata parts for sale/trade 2 10-01-2015 04:20 PM
Low oil pressure after 1.8 swap and new turbo setup JesseTheNoob DIY Turbo Discussion 15 09-30-2015 03:44 PM


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:27 AM.