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Old 10-16-2008, 08:47 PM   #1
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Default Oil temp sending unit mounting

So I had mounted my oil temp sending unit a few months back. I put a "T" into the block where the oil pressure sending unit is, to run a feed line to supply the turbo. I also put a "T" on top of that "T" and I mounted my oil pressure sending unit there. Do you guys think this is a good place to get an accurate reading? If it's a nice day out (60-70 degrees) and I cruise my car on the open road, it usually runs at 165 degrees? In the 100 degree heat of summer, it never went over 195. I was thinking about relocating the sending unit to my oil pan, but drilling that on the lower sump is a real tight pain in the ***. Think I should leave well enough alone? FVI, my oil supply line to turbo is -4 and it runs to an oil cooler, and then to the turbo.
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Oops, I fucked up.

Put the sensor in the pan.

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Mine is at the oil cooler sandwich plate but goes from 50C-80C alot. It's going to move to the pan later.
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Mine is in the pan- consistent readings.
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I have a relocated plate at the firewall for the pressure, but chose not to use extra "T" for the Temp....
I am looking into using the existing drain plug as a source for tapping a Temp sensor in it.
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I have a relocated plate at the firewall for the pressure, but chose not to use extra "T" for the Temp....
I am looking into using the existing drain plug as a source for tapping a Temp sensor in it.
I believe you can get a ready made drain plug just for that purpose.
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I have a relocated plate at the firewall for the pressure, but chose not to use extra "T" for the Temp....
I am looking into using the existing drain plug as a source for tapping a Temp sensor in it.
That was a great idea until I broke mine off the first day I had it in the VW.


however, I'd love to get a 1/2"npt-1/4"npt adapter for my greddy egt probe...or just sell it.
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I don't have that kind of muskle powa!
That's why I haven't done it yet.....I've heard of it being done. Just not the "bads" that it can do. Thanks yo!
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I believe you can get a ready made drain plug just for that purpose.
That is exactly what I will be sourcing. Thanks......
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That is exactly what I will be sourcing. Thanks......
I think John Day has a box of them.
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