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Old 07-31-2012, 08:36 AM   #21
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Yeh the plates shown above are only for mounting additional sensors. An oil cooler plate won't be see-through, it will direct the flow in/out to the 2 ports that will be feed and return to the oil cooler heat exchanger.
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OK thanks.
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Oh, I also notched the manifold support bracket to make life easier on myself during oil changes.
I also found out during my install the external threaded stub on the version you have (and my original attempt at the blue one) is about 3/8 inch too long. I couldn't install the filter with it. When I shortened the threaded portion the oil filter went on with no problem, cleared the bracket by about 1/4 inch and I didn't need to remove or modify the bracket.
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I've had a few different types of these sensor take-off plates.

They have all worked well for me, including the 'flat gasket' type.

That said, if you are putting one into a 1.6 or a 1.8 without the factory oil cooler, it is a bit more difficult to get the sensor adapter tightened down correctly. The sensor adapter needs to be clocked just right so that the sensors are not hitting any of the bosses protruding from the engine block. It is easy to think that the sensor plate is tightened properly when it isn't. The whole thing makes for a very tight fit, without a lot of clocking options, if you don't use the stock oil cooler.

The stock oil cooler adapter acts like a stand-off and gives you an extra 2-3" of clearance between the sensor plate and the block. That's a ton of room.

For what it is worth, I would put your primary oil pressure sensor on the block itself (the stock location), and move any ancillary pressure/temp sensors to the plate, ESPECIALLY If you are using an aftermarket oil cooler or remote filter head. Keep in mind that oil returns to the block through the threaded pipe, so any pressure or temp data you get from the sensor plate will be before the filter, oil cooler, etc.

I agree 100% on the mocal stuff. High quality, dependable oil cooler & remote plumbing equipment, but they do not make sensor take-off plates.
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How bad an idea is it to stack plates? I have aftermarket temp and pressure senders that need the straight through plate, and will eventually need the cooler-specific type for that install. I'm leaning away from stacking them as that seems like a sketchy idea. If so, any alternatives to that?
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The GlowShift oil cooler plate has two 1/8 NPT ports in addition to the two oil cooler ports

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Awesome, thanks!
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