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Old 03-30-2012, 09:21 PM   #1
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where do you get oil from on the engine? my car it comes from a tee out the oil pressure gauge. I dont really like that. think i'm going to cut a port out of my sandwich adapter.

for the oil cooler. do you guys delete the oil water exchanger or leave it in place? on some cars that have a history of the unit failing I know many people remove it but some argue you loose the heating/cooling benefit
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Is this for a bp or b6?

perhaps if you had given us some info you woulda got an answer.

also go make a sig with all the info so you dont have to remember to put in the info everytime.

leave the water/oil heat exchanger.

some of us are nice to newbies

b6: theres 2 bolts on the hotside of the engine near the firewall under the heater lines.
one bolt is above the other its the top one you wanna take your oil feed from.

for the return line there is a pipe with a rubber cap on the coldside, that when removed will fit up a 3/4" returnline. pretty much everyone with a b6 uses this without problems. some drill and tap their sump but its totally unnecessary and only done by ricers who want a less cluttered enginebay.

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basically you wanna stack sandwhich plates do not drill and tap the current one get atleast 2 more sandwhich plates ideally 3. you may only connect up one extra now but youll need them later. it also comes with the benefit of easier oil filter changes.

for the oil return you have to tap and drill the sump the good news is cause the bp uses less oil pressure you dont need as big of a return line as the b6 so you can get away with -6an return line.

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I will make a sig.

what is b6 vs bp?

I have a 99 if that helps
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That's a BP 1.8L . B6 is the 1.6

You'll need a sandwich plate off the oil filter. The 1.6s have a bolt in the block that you can remove and feed off that. I think some 1.8s can be drilled and tapped in that location, but not yours. Could be wrong. Go with the sandwich plate.
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Whats wrong with a T off the oil pressure port vs a T elsewhere?
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well first off my car is a track car. I've had experience with the brass tees cracking and or getting fatigued. one time I went to remove a sender that had been in place for a year or so and I literately touched it with a wrench an the tee fitting broke ( and I was not cranking on it at a bad angle). I'm not sure why that is but I would rather find another way.

I just installed my oil cooler using parts from another projects. it is not 100% complete but it is a decent v1.0 to at least see if the core I have will keep temps in check.

after routing the AN 10 lines, I'm not sure I like it, and I'm thinking I might do something like what FM offers, just not enough room to get in front of the radiator. I've uploaded some pics so you guys can tell me what you think. i dont know, when I messured I thought it looked good but now it seems too tight.

as for the sandwich adapter I have one, it has 2 ports plus the cooler lines. I think I'm going to use the stock oil pressure port for my vdo duel sender and use the sandwich for the temp and oil feed lines.

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Ah yes, the oil sender. That's a possibility as well, however as psreynol said, they crack with the weight of the pressure sensor bouncing on the T. You can run a line from the port to a distribution block bolted somewhere no the firewall shelf and put your pressure sensor and feed line there. I believe a few companies make this setup (BEGI?) and you can see some similar setups in the build thread section.
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is there a reason I should not just use a port on the sandwich adapter for the temp sensor and the oil feed and then just install my real pressure sender in the oem location? installing a oil manifold seems like alot of extra cost and when in reality I have the ports I need.

the other option would be to install the oil line in the stock pressure sender location and then put the temp and pressure senders on the sandwich adapter however packaging might be a issue.
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Well if you have a port you can use why'd you ask us?
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Well if you have a port you can use why'd you ask us?
dumb question I guess. should've been more clear and asked if my motor has any other places that I can tap into oil without much difficulty. I would rather not have things hanging off the sandwich adapter if i can avoid it. it is hard to see when removing a filter and all this stuff just adds clutter. anyway it is fine for now, just need to get everything back together so hopefully i can do a local test and tune track day this weekend.
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