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Old 05-15-2008, 05:06 AM   #1
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Who here has the OEM triple "sport" gauge pack from the dealership?

On the freeway, what does your Oil Temp gauge say? (What temp?)

Mine will only go as far up as 70* C

Did you have to adjust yours?
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Old 05-15-2008, 07:45 AM   #2
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The temp will vary depending on ambient temp and whether you are moving or not. 70C is a typical reading when moving at speed with moderate ambient temperatures. When stopped in traffic the readings will increase, you may see 90-100C when stopped or moving slowly on a warm/hot day.
There is no adjustment to make.
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Old 05-15-2008, 11:49 AM   #3
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But even when reving hard and such, it still wont go above 70* C
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Old 05-16-2008, 04:33 PM   #4
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Is the oil pan a good area to get an oil temp?
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Old 05-17-2008, 01:22 AM   #5
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I have my temp probe in the drain plug (not ideal, but I think that's where the OEM one goes). I average around what your reading, highest I've had it was around 200-220 I think climbing I-70 to the Eisenhower Tunnel.
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Old 05-17-2008, 06:07 PM   #6
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Is the Gallery plug a good area for an oil temp reading?

I'm considering getting a M20x1.5 to M18x1.5 adapter to put the sensor there...
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Old 06-13-2008, 05:12 PM   #7
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i just got this subaru 2000 rs with fully built motor and it has the lamco vacuum,volt,and oil temp ok now for the question there is a temp sensor inside the oil drain plug and it is leaking around the temp sensor where do i go to replace the drain plug with temp sensor? subaru dealership?
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The only place to get a replacement sensor/drain plug is from Subaru. Unfortunately this is an expensive part, around $200.
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Not quite the hot set up having the temp sensor in a drain plug that is going to be removed every few thousand miles to drain the oil. I have not installed mine yet and the wheels are grinding for an alternative.
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Please don't "thread-jack" with unrelated questions.

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Old 06-17-2008, 05:16 PM   #11
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The only place to get a replacement sensor/drain plug is from Subaru. Unfortunately this is an expensive part, around $200.
~$150, or Buy the N/A kit from SubaruGenuineParts for THE SAME PRICE!!!!! No shrowd, but you get the temp sensor, gauges (VAC, Volt, Oil Temp), the "Din" panel, and everything to install it. That's what I did, just reused my turbo gauge.

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Not quite the hot set up having the temp sensor in a drain plug that is going to be removed every few thousand miles to drain the oil. I have not installed mine yet and the wheels are grinding for an alternative.
I'm trying to make/find and alternative adapter here: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...1520430&page=2
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