Recommend me a sandwich plate (off topice to gauges) - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


General Miata Chat A place to talk about anything Miata

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-13-2010, 04:16 PM   #1
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (7)
 
jeff_man's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Dallas, Tx
Posts: 3,056
Total Cats: 103
Default Recommend me a sandwich plate (off topice to gauges)

want to get a sandwich plate that will replace my oem oil to water cooler once i get the fm thermostat cooler.

if you don't know the fm is designed to use the stock cooler as a spacer or you have to buy a spacer from them/have one made. was going to use a sandwich plate as the spacer so i could run my oil presser and temp gauge senders off of it.

Last edited by jeff_man; 07-15-2010 at 12:26 PM.
jeff_man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 04:31 PM   #2
Elite Member
iTrader: (24)
 
chriscar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Carrollton TX
Posts: 1,702
Total Cats: 13
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeff_man View Post
have to buy a spacer from them/have one made.
They sell a spacer? I called them prior to installing my FM oil cooler kit and they just suggested I bypass the water lines at the stock cooler.

I've already got my OP sensor in the block, and OT in the pan, so I just need a blank spacer.

C
chriscar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 04:37 PM   #3
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago (Over two miles from Wrigley Field. Fuck the Cubs. Fuck them in their smarmy goat-hole.)
Posts: 26,317
Total Cats: 1,915
Default

Yeah, when you buy the 1.6 model of their thermostat plate, you get an aluminum spacer that is dimensionally identical to the 1.8 oil-water exchanger. (They also send a 1.8-length threaded tube.)

So just ask 'em for that spacer.

Or, you could always leave the stock cooler in place. If you DD this car, it's nice to have it there as a preheater.
Joe Perez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 04:39 PM   #4
Elite Member
iTrader: (24)
 
chriscar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Carrollton TX
Posts: 1,702
Total Cats: 13
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post
If you DD this car, it's nice to have it there as a preheater.
In my battle to bring the coolant temps down, I'd prefer to remove the heat load from the cooling system.

C
chriscar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 05:58 PM   #5
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
NA6C-Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Birmingham Alabama
Posts: 8,038
Total Cats: 43
Default

Wow. I was really about to come in here and recommend anything with salami or roast beef.

On the actual topic, sorry, I'm a clueless noob.
NA6C-Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 07:54 PM   #6
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,114
Total Cats: 351
Default

John and I told you what to do yesterday. Just keep the stock cooler and you will continue to win at life, just don't hook it up.
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 07:59 PM   #7
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (7)
 
jeff_man's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Dallas, Tx
Posts: 3,056
Total Cats: 103
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hustler View Post
John and I told you what to do yesterday. Just keep the stock cooler and you will continue to win at life, just don't hook it up.
you where to busy playing forza 3 and petting you cat. i need somewhere to hook up my temp and op. instead of the space you got from fm or the oem cooler i was going to use the sandwich plate that wags has on his car but they are no no longer on egay when he looked last night. so i have to find one.
jeff_man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 08:20 PM   #8
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,114
Total Cats: 351
Default

Put the sensor probe in the pan or get a #10 union with a port in it. Their out there, and I think LRE in Irving has them.

You may also be about to double stack plates on top of the stock cooler.
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 08:40 PM   #9
Elite Member
iTrader: (24)
 
chriscar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Carrollton TX
Posts: 1,702
Total Cats: 13
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeff_man View Post
i was going to use the sandwich plate that wags has on his car but they are no no longer on egay when he looked last night. so i have to find one.
Do it right.




C
chriscar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 10:30 PM   #10
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (7)
 
jeff_man's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Dallas, Tx
Posts: 3,056
Total Cats: 103
Default

ya how am i going to drill my pan with it in the car...

is there a hole already in the block right there?

jeff_man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 10:34 PM   #11
Elite Member
iTrader: (24)
 
chriscar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Carrollton TX
Posts: 1,702
Total Cats: 13
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeff_man View Post
ya how am i going to drill my pan with it in the car...
No? I think it's accessible with the engine in the car. Too dark and wet outside to check right now.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeff_man View Post
is there a hole already in the block right there?
Yep. that's where the stock OP sender was.

C
chriscar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 10:36 PM   #12
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,114
Total Cats: 351
Default

It's easy, drill into the passenger side of the pan. The oil pan holds the real temp reading .
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 10:38 PM   #13
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (7)
 
jeff_man's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Dallas, Tx
Posts: 3,056
Total Cats: 103
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chriscar View Post
Yep. that's where the stock OP sender was.

C
just leave the stock out and ignore the dash gauge?

Quote:
Originally Posted by hustler View Post
It's easy, drill into the passenger side of the pan. The oil pan holds the real temp reading .
metal in oil? or just drain it and it's only a few flake so who care?
jeff_man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 10:41 PM   #14
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,114
Total Cats: 351
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeff_man View Post
just leave the stock out and ignore the dash gauge?



metal in oil? or just drain it and it's only a few flake so who care?
Yes, and let the oil drain out the hole. There is a screen on the pump neck and a filter to keep metal out. Be a man. Buy omori gauges too...or buy my orange greddy oil temp gauge so I can replace it with an omori.
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 10:42 PM   #15
Elite Member
iTrader: (24)
 
chriscar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Carrollton TX
Posts: 1,702
Total Cats: 13
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeff_man View Post
just leave the stock out and ignore the dash gauge?
Even better!



C
chriscar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 10:44 PM   #16
Elite Member
iTrader: (24)
 
chriscar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Carrollton TX
Posts: 1,702
Total Cats: 13
Default

chriscar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2010, 12:07 AM   #17
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (7)
 
jeff_man's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Dallas, Tx
Posts: 3,056
Total Cats: 103
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hustler View Post
Buy omori gauges too...or buy my orange greddy oil temp gauge so I can replace it with an omori.
**** that, i got 4 gauges for $40 each with 10% off for buying more then 3

jeff_man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2010, 12:17 AM   #18
Elite Member
iTrader: (17)
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 2,831
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chriscar View Post
Even better!



C
how did you do this?

if you have pics of them installed can you send them to me or somthing? or is there a thread that has gone into detail about it?
WonTon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2010, 12:28 AM   #19
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 6,454
Total Cats: 80
Default

Dude, post #16.
JasonC SBB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2010, 01:07 AM   #20
Newb
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Renton
Posts: 32
Total Cats: 0
Default

You could just cut it, no spacer needed.
90GTK450 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My solution for Oiltemp and Oilpressure input into Megasuirt (MS3) Zaphod MEGAsquirt 41 01-24-2016 01:25 PM
MSPNPPro-MM0105: Coolant Temperature Output slomiata MEGAsquirt 5 10-07-2015 02:11 PM
Back to Stock Part Out!! Turbo Parts, MS2 Enhanced 01-05, Suspension, and MOAR! StratoBlue1109 Miata parts for sale/trade 16 10-02-2015 10:39 AM
wiring wideband ground to battery terminal btabor ECUs and Tuning 10 09-28-2015 06:33 PM


Tags
gauges, gauges oil water temp, prosport, vdo

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:38 PM.