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Old 01-07-2009, 02:09 AM   #1
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Been searching here and various sites for the last 35 mins. I can't seem to find a definitive answer for the brand of "tee" people are using to tee off their oil sending units for later model 1.8's that did not come with the tap already on the block. I found this by atp but I'm not sure if it would hit the block or with the shape it has:
Tee, Brass 1/8" NPT 3 way - for oil feed source supply tee: atpturbo.com


Thanks. Sorry for the noobish question. I just want to do this right the first time. And yes, I did search...been searching...am still searching right now
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^ Would that piece be acceptable for hooking in an oil temp sensor, or is that better off in the pan?
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TunerToys (forum sponsor) sells this one...

Tuner Toys Oil Take Off - Dual Outlet
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what jsisco and akaryrye said.

I wouldnt use brass. Def. go with steel.
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I can't seem to find a definitive answer for the brand of "tee" people are using to tee off their oil sending units for later model 1.8's that did not come with the tap already on the block.

don't mind the shape....it's not even the right thread pitch...
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TunerToys (forum sponsor) sells this one...

Tuner Toys Oil Take Off - Dual Outlet
I run this on my 99'. Works perfect. Adding the oil feed for my turbo setup was probably the easiest, most straight forward step. FWIW, I used a 48" -4AN feed line. It's plenty long. A 40 or 42 would be better.
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I run this on my 99'. Works perfect. Adding the oil feed for my turbo setup was probably the easiest, most straight forward step. FWIW, I used a 48" -4AN feed line. It's plenty long. A 40 or 42 would be better.
Perfect on my 97.
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You need a steel fitting to go into the block. It needs to be a 1/8 BPT (British pipe thread). It will be easier if the other end is a 1/8 NPT and you can use the brass 1/8 NPT Tee. We have the steel fitting here:
1/8 BPT Oil fitting

OR, if you need a 1/8 BPT to a -4 oil fitting, we have those too. However, you would have to locate the pressure sender else where.
-4 Oil Fitting

But the tee will work just fine with the appropriate block fitting.
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I have the 1/8" M to 1/8" F to 1/8" F BSPT tee's, and the 1/8" BSPT M to -4AN M adapters in stock.
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^ Would that piece be acceptable for hooking in an oil temp sensor, or is that better off in the pan?
In for the answer to this one
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I don't see why not, depend on how long the temp probe is..
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go tunertoys. just got mine in the mail. look at my thread ( a few below yours)
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Not to revive a dead thread, but I'm ordering up oil lines for my T25 and found some more info that might be useful to anyone doing a search. I e-mailed stealthmode and they said that their dual outlet block fitting is made of brass and not steel. I know the TunerToys one is steel so I'm planning to use the TunerToys kit. I'm going to call Tunertoys and see if they will match stealthmode's price. I had a brass fitting break off on my SR20DET at the oil sensor and I lost oil pressure to the engine. I'm not making that mistake again.

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Hmm... I just bought the adapter from Stealthmode Performance a couple months ago. They are reselling the Tunner Toys piece, complete with TT instructions in the box.

The adapter is made from cadmium plated steel which makes it look brassy. Maybe they're confused, or maybe they've switched to brass, but the part shown on their site is steel.
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Yeah, that's what I think as well. I think they are confused. The more I research it, it seems the part is made by Tuner Toys and Stealthmode uses it in their kit. The weird part is that when I e-mailed Stealthmode, they replied that the fitting was brass. Maybe they were thinking I was talking about a different fitting. I've got an e-mail to TunerToys to try and find out for sure.
Stealthmode sells the fitting for $20 shipped, where the TunerToys one costs me $35 shipped so it's worth finding out!
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I had a brass fitting break off on my SR20DET at the oil sensor and I lost oil pressure to the engine. I'm not making that mistake again.
I can top that. I watched a Honda guy put a 1/8 NPT brass tee into the 1/8 BSPT oil pressure port on his aluminum block. Tightened so much to keep it from leaking, combined with the long leverage and just overall mass of the pressure sensor, etc. stacked onto the fitting, he cracked the boss on the block. Tried to JB Weld it and run anyway. Dumped about a quart of oil in the burnout box at the track. Awesome!
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Well, I never heard back from TunerToys and I tried e-mail, PM, and even called (but didn't leave a message). I tried to confirm with Stealthmode that their part is brass (like they said) since they didn't sound really sure in their e-mail and they replied:

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I'm double checking with Stacey from Tuner Toys just sent a email cause I see it on there as well. Steve is positive these are made from brass - ours are the complete same manufactured from Tuner Toys as they sell on their site.
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I never heard back from Stealthmode after that. Based on what others have said and knowing that the Tuner Toys peice is steel, I'm going to order up the Stealthmode supply line ($42 shipped is a deal) and I'll report back whether it's steel or brass. I just can't wait any longer to order up a line.
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I ended up going with the tuner toys tee btw
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Reviving an old thread to follow up. I did order the Stealthmode piece and it is indeed steel. It comes individually sealed in plastic with instructions from TunerToys so it is in fact the exact same piece that Tunertoys sells, just cheaper. Just FYI in case anyone searches this thread.
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