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Old 10-16-2008, 10:32 AM   #1
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So I am gonna drill a hole at the back drivers side of my oil pan to mount the sending unit for my oil temp gauge. I am gonna do this on the lower sump opposite the oil plug. My question is, is there a pickup tube or anything I could possibly hit in this area?
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I've read about some folks using the existing drain plug as place for the sender for temps. Don't know any pros or cons about it.
I would have to search for info. It was quite awhile ago, and I was not needing this at the time.
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:57 AM   #3
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half-assed threadjack: at what location do you want the sensor? in the oilpan, which should render lower oil temps, or for instance, near the filter?
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I drilled and tapped the drain plug. Easy and reversible.
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I put mine near the oil plug, but not in it.

Also, just FYI, on a friend's car, we made him a banjo oil drain plug, and it has been working well as an turbo oil return. Go figure.
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I have a 1.6 with the oil pan off I can get some pictures showing what is where
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Ben R...that image was awesome! Answered my question...thanks guys.
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