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Old 01-29-2002, 11:20 AM   #1
PeterJ
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Default Subaru guage pack for RS

Price paid: God only knows
Installation: didn't do it, but it looks like it could take a while
Negatives: just two
Overall opinion: positive

I think it looks cool, probably not necessary. Helps me know when the engine is fully warm, and if I'm over doing it with electrical accessories. The backlight for the vaccum guage isn't as bright as the other ones because of the type of dial. The volt guage tells me when my blinkers are on by moving back and forth. The engine manifold vaccum guage tells me when I am stepping on the gas. The oil guage tells me that my oil gets down to 60*C when I'm on the highway and up to 90*C in traffic.
After the first oil change, the oil temp guage started bouncing around and some days it is dead. The sensor in the drain plug cannot get contaminated! The mechanic let it swing into the flow of oil. Now it needs to be replaced. There is a connector somewhere around the engine crossmember so its easy to do. The only serious negative is that it stopped functioning properly after the first oil change and now a part needs to be replaced. I'll wrap tape or something around the new one. I am happy I have it. If I close my eyes and pretend that I didn't spend over $300 on it, then it makes it even better.
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Old 02-02-2002, 09:29 PM   #2
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Alls I gots to say is throw that crap away. Make your own and it'll look a hell of a lot better and probably work better.
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Old 02-14-2002, 03:43 PM   #3
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Or get the original Subaru guage pack and get a compass, altimeter, and barometer. Who needs all that oil temperature and crap information?
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Old 02-25-2002, 03:33 PM   #4
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PeterJ,

Can you eleborate on how the oil temp. sender becomes contaminated? Was it contaminated by dirt in the oil flow?

Is simply holding it out of the flow of oil sufficient to keep it from being contaminated?
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Old 02-27-2002, 08:30 PM   #5
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Since the problem started the day after my first oil change, I'm guessing that it was the oil. I was actually standing next to the mechanic when it happened (sensor getting soaked in oil). It swung in three times before he stopped it. I didn't say anything at the time, but now I regret it.
I think that it was most likely the oil. Surprisingly, not that much dirt was getting stuck to the plug even though it was always wet with oil. The plug has an insert that rotates so the wires won't twist up during service. It's a fairly close fit so it would be tough for a grain of sand or something to get in. But there has to be some room back there because like I mentioned earlier, the plug was always wet after I wiped it and I KNOW that I do NOT have an oil leak. The cable has a sleeve around it and that soaked up some oil to about 4 inches up it's length, so it might have come from there. I can't really comment on your last question, because it might be possible for the problem to occur simply because of rain and normal road girme.
I still haven't had time to get it replaced, but I will keep you updated.
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Old 02-27-2002, 11:18 PM   #6
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I changed my oil last night, I unplugged the sensor and snatched it out of the flow of oil ASAP. Today, my oil temp gauge was working perfectly.

Thanks for the heads up PeterJ. I agree that we should probably fabricate some sort of guard (condom?) to protect this sender & wiring from oil and the elements if it's that easy to contaminate.
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