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Old 06-02-2010, 11:06 PM   #1
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Wow what a noob thing of me to ask but, Id like to make sure I get it done right the first time. Just got a free oil psi gauge from my buddy and seeing how I dont have a 1.6 or the proper oil pressure sending unit, I plan on using this plus I have a nice dual gauge pod under my stereo.

Where are you guys getting your signal for oil psi at? A seperate fitting from an oil filter sandwich plate or T'ing into a line somewhere? Ive never hooked one up before so I am completely noob at this man.

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Actually ended up getting a free set of gauges, both electric Phantom gauges. Water temp and Oil psi gauge. Bummer has no instructions obviously, can I just tap into factory sensors and oil sender to get my readings or do I need to buy an autometer sender and temp sensor?

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I run a 36" feed strait from the block to a tee up by the front drivers side headlight, which goes into a tee, to a 13" feed line, to an oil pressure sender.

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I run a 36" feed strait from the block to a tee up by the front drivers side headlight, which goes into a tee, to a 13" feed line, to an oil pressure sender.

No pics, my camera is failboat.
Hmmm ok, see I have a 95 and use the oil feed port that the block has. I was wondering where I can tee from? My feed line runs straight into the turbo only. Where do you tap into at?
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Sandwich plate. Ive also seen them t-off the feed line
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Hmmm ok, see I have a 95 and use the oil feed port that the block has. I was wondering where I can tee from? My feed line runs straight into the turbo only. Where do you tap into at?
Oil port on the block?? I thought that **** stopped with the 94s
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Oil port on the block?? I thought that **** stopped with the 94s
Have one on my 95M. It stopped in the late 95 I believe.
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Hmmm ok, see I have a 95 and use the oil feed port that the block has. I was wondering where I can tee from? My feed line runs straight into the turbo only. Where do you tap into at?
Pressure sender unit port. It's the place that BEGI says to do it if you care to download a guide for reference.

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I can't recommend any more with doing it that way. You run no risk of breaking tees, there's much less nit-picky **** about it since there's ONE fitting at the block, and everything else is right there for easy access.

EDIT2: Holy **** I need to clean my engine bay, that **** is almost embarrassing to post.
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Awesome. 95 block has this said port too correct same as yours?

In for pix.

Same question for using a water temp gauge too? lol
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Have one on my 95M. It stopped in the late 95 I believe.
************!!!! I have to check mine I have an early 95
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Awesome. 95 block has this said port too correct same as yours?

In for pix.

Same question for using a water temp gauge too? lol
Yes, it's right next to the oil filter. Looking at the passenger side of the engine, it's just to the top left.

If you're going to remove it, you'll need a 22mm 6-point deep socket. Oil pressure sender remover sockets don't work, they're not the right size, and 12 point 22mm sockets don't work, since pressure sender units are "rounded" from the factory. It took me near 40 dollars and 4 15-mile trips to NAPA to figure this out. BTW if you need a 22mm deep 6-point socket, NAPA sells them individually so you don't need to buy a set.
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************!!!! I have to check mine I have an early 95
Hahaha do check! its right behind the dipstick, like at almost the bellhousing.

Can I just basically run a feed line off the pressure sender port and tee my oil pressure line into it yet still keep the oil feed location for my turbo the way it is?
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Hahaha do check! its right behind the dipstick, like at almost the bellhousing.

Can I just basically run a feed line off the pressure sender port and tee my oil pressure line into it yet still keep the oil feed location for my turbo the way it is?
Not really sure what you're asking here.
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Yes, it's right next to the oil filter. Looking at the passenger side of the engine, it's just to the top left.

If you're going to remove it, you'll need a 22mm 6-point deep socket. Oil pressure sender remover sockets don't work, they're not the right size, and 12 point 22mm sockets don't work, since pressure sender units are "rounded" from the factory. It took me near 40 dollars and 4 15-mile trips to NAPA to figure this out. BTW if you need a 22mm deep 6-point socket, NAPA sells them individually so you don't need to buy a set.
I could technically remove it all together and just use that as my oil pressure port for my own gauge then? Thus the factory oil gauge would be pooped on.
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I could technically remove it all together and just use that as my oil pressure port for my own gauge then? Thus the factory oil gauge would be pooped on.
Yeah, I did that for a while when I was running N/A with an oil pressure gauge.
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Yeah, I did that for a while when I was running N/A with an oil pressure gauge.
What fitting size is the pressure sender port? Where to get such fittings/tee's for this project?
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1/8" bnpt iirc
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Oh BSP? Ima call BEGi tomorrow and see if they can piece together what I would need. Thanks for the help man!
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Oh BSP? Ima call BEGi tomorrow and see if they can piece together what I would need. Thanks for the help man!
I know the fitting is on their website, as well as the other parts you might need. Good luck.

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Thank you sir.
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Actually ended up getting a free set of gauges, both electric Phantom gauges. Water temp and Oil psi gauge. Bummer has no instructions obviously, can I just tap into factory sensors and oil sender to get my readings or do I need to buy an autometer sender and temp sensor?

Googled the **** out of this with no luck.
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