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Old 04-21-2007, 06:50 AM   #1
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Default T-ing off the oil sender HELP

as you can see from all the questions, i am having a few problems along the way wiith my install.

i got the oil lines from avo and they use the method of t-ing off the oil sender. all good and fine, but how the hell do i get to the thing to remove it. it's under the intake manifold and there just doesn't seem to be any clear path to get a spanner or anything in there. i'm tried from under the car as well, but can't get to it.
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**** it. t-ing off the oil sender is just too hard, and less than optimal anyway.

i'll just get a new fitting and use the oem feed port on the block. that just makes way more sense. hopefully i can find something tomorrow.
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Good call on using the port on the block. The threads are M10-1.5 down there.
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I got to my sending unit from the bottom with a wrench.
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I got to mine from under/the side after taking the wheel off.
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I got to mine from under/the side after taking the wheel off.
Excellent way of doing it. Also makes it easier to get at the clutch slave to bleed the cylinder as well.
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sending unit is 1-3/16" i believe.
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I used a 24mm deep well socket and a ratchet, I don't remember it being very difficult though?
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I remember it being quite easy.


....But all cars are not the same
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thanks for all the responses guys.

i didn't have the right socket anyway, so i was stuck until the stores opened today, whichever way i chose to go. so i went and got a fitting made up for the oil feed on the hot side of the engine. much easier that way. all fitted now and looks good.
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Nice. Probably the best way to run it.
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a 24mm deepwell socket with a 1/2" drive ratchet will get to the sender perfect, on a NB anyway.
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That's what I used too. For some reason I think it had to be a 12pt too.
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i think mine is 12 pt too.. i know i bought it to do wheel bearings on my samurai, and it happened to fit the oil sender on the miata..
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1-1/8" would not fit, nor 27mm on my '93.... 1-3/16" sendor-socket fits like a glove....
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