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Old 09-18-2008, 09:09 PM   #1
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Angry Oil Gallery Adapter Help

I'm in the middle of installing my prosport oil pressure gauge. I managed to get the nut off where i'm supposed to install the adapter for the sender. However it seems like they are different thread, the adapter will not screw in at all.

Anybody else have this problem or and ideas to solve this?

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Old 09-18-2008, 09:21 PM   #2
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take off the intercooler. Go get some jb weld to put around the galley plug in case of leaking. I hope you havent stripped it. YOU MUST REMOVE INTERCOOLER
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Old 09-18-2008, 09:32 PM   #3
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take off the intercooler. Go get some jb weld to put around the galley plug in case of leaking. I hope you havent stripped it. YOU MUST REMOVE INTERCOOLER
That's terrible advice...why would you use JB weld to permanently attach a sensor adapter to the engine block? If the adapter is installed properly, it shouldn't be leaking.

To the OP...are you using the Subaru adapter that screws into the top of the engine under the intercooler? If so, it is threaded to take gauges with a BSPT pitch thread. If I'm not mistaken, Prosport gauge senders have an NPT pitch thread and won't screw into the Subaru adapter properly. Hope that helps.
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Old 09-18-2008, 09:43 PM   #4
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The adapter won't thread into the block or the sender won't thread into the adapter? Wrap your adapter with teflon tape, put it in the hole, rotate it backwards slowly until it drops a little bit (when the threads match). Turn it in my hand the first few turns. If it doesn't go in easily, try putting the plug back in. If this doesn't go in either, you damaged the threads on the block. You'll need to get a helicoil kit if this is in fact what you did (I did this and had to drill/tap/helicoil the block). If the plug goes in fine, the adapter is wrong (though I've never heard of anyone having a different thread on the block side).

If the sender won't fit, the prosports are in fact NPT while Subaru plugs are BSPT.
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Old 09-18-2008, 09:49 PM   #5
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I believe you need to get a BSP/T to NPT adapter in addition to the galley plug for it to work. The inner threads on the adapter should be NPT (where the sender screws in), and the outer threads should be BSP/T (so it can screw into the galley plug). I think prosport has a package of them for sale on their website (metric adapter kit).

And I also agree with wrapping the threads in teflon tape...or whatever. There are different kinds for fuel and such.
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:36 AM   #6
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I finally got everything to work out, thanks guys!
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Old 09-19-2008, 01:33 AM   #7
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That's terrible advice...why would you use JB weld to permanently attach a sensor adapter to the engine block? If the adapter is installed properly, it shouldn't be leaking.

To the OP...are you using the Subaru adapter that screws into the top of the engine under the intercooler? If so, it is threaded to take gauges with a BSPT pitch thread. If I'm not mistaken, Prosport gauge senders have an NPT pitch thread and won't screw into the Subaru adapter properly. Hope that helps.
Really? Hmmm funny. Cause I remember when I installed my sensor to the galley plug, even though it was on there properly, oil still leaked somehow. And when I did a search and asked around, other members said they had the same problem. So I put JB weld around it, and guess what? No more leaks. Oh! and guess what else? The sensor came right off when I took the oil pressure gauge out a few months later. Yep, thats right, can you beleive it...it wasn't on there permanently! k thanks bye.
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^^ Did you use the brass or copper gasket that came with it?
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^^ Did you use the brass or copper gasket that came with it?
I didnt get a gasket. Just the plug replacement in which has the hole on the top to screw in the sensor.
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Old 09-19-2008, 09:59 AM   #10
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Really? Hmmm funny. Cause I remember when I installed my sensor to the galley plug, even though it was on there properly, oil still leaked somehow. And when I did a search and asked around, other members said they had the same problem. So I put JB weld around it, and guess what? No more leaks. Oh! and guess what else? The sensor came right off when I took the oil pressure gauge out a few months later. Yep, thats right, can you beleive it...it wasn't on there permanently! k thanks bye.
Uh huh, I'm sure. Sounds like BS to me, but OK!

It would be much better advice to tell the OP how to install the sensor properly using some teflon tape on the threads instead of installing it wrong and coming up with an unreliable fix. There should be no reason to use something like JB weld on an adapter like that.
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