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Old 05-01-2014, 11:41 AM   #101
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Thanks for posting that! Ill be going with thread sealant even though ive never read about teflon tape making it into a galley... I had also never heard of shims cracking in half in the cylinder head, but that happened on my last build (with proper clearence!) soooo
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Old 05-01-2014, 11:44 AM   #102
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generally speaking avoid teflon tape in fluids that cannot have any debris without possible failure. fuel lines are a big one.
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Old 05-02-2014, 07:03 AM   #103
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these....

http://www.permatex.com/products-2/p...hread-sealants

are WAY-WAY better than any old school teflon tape
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Old 05-02-2014, 01:28 PM   #104
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guys use this instead of teflon tape, works eleventy times better and won't ruin an engine if it somehow makes it into a galley:

http://www.permatex.com/products-2/p...sealant-detail
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these....

http://www.permatex.com/products-2/p...hread-sealants

are WAY-WAY better than any old school teflon tape
Yep
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Old 05-11-2014, 08:41 PM   #105
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Very cool mod!

Now is the thread sealant necessary on NPT threaded sensors? I'm worried about anything foreign working into the oiling system.
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Old 06-16-2014, 02:59 PM   #106
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Interesting thread. There is some good info here. Thanks a lot guys!
Piece of mind is important to me so I'll stick with automotive specific performance parts for things like the hose... especially when a kit is somewhere in the range of $40.
For those that have seen fluctuations in pressure (for example; high oil pressure during driving with a pressure drop at idle and/or low pressure at start up but the pressure raises once engine comes up to temperature); did you burp the oil pressure line to get rid of the air pocket? If so, how did you go about doing it?
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Old 06-16-2014, 03:02 PM   #107
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I used the line to fill my engine so mine was filled that way...

http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...nk-214760.html
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Old 07-08-2014, 02:07 PM   #108
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So far so good after 2+ years....
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Old 07-17-2014, 12:18 AM   #109
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Old 07-17-2014, 02:49 PM   #110
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Just picked up a 1/8th inch grease gun hose off amazon for $5.35. I'll let you all know how the install goes.


Amazon.com: Lumax LX-1201 Black 12" 1/8" NPT 4500 PSI Thermoplastic Grease Hose: Automotive
I've been using that same one for a couple months now and it's working great. Can't speak for how it will handle through the winter though
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Old 07-17-2014, 11:56 PM   #111
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I did the DIY $10 Remote Oil Pressure Sender mod today.

Prior to that I was running two 90 deg fittings to allow the ProSport pressure sender to clear the alternator. This was OK, except it wasn't screwed in real tight due to the necessity to be able to "clock" it for proper alternator clearance. Eventually it developed a small leak and it didn't seem like it was going to get any better, so I went for the remote install mod.

Here's a shot of the "before" setup:



I bought the parts from Home Depot. Online they show a 12" hose for $5, but in the store they only had the 18" hose that costs $9.62. The 1/8" straight coupler was $2.65 so the total with tax came out to be just over $10. If you order parts online, or go to Harbor Freight, you could probably do this for close to $5. I would keep in mind where you want to mount the sender, I think 18" is actually just about perfect.

Here's a shot of the parts:



First step is to remove the grease gun adapter from the end. It appears to be held on with red Loctite, but I got it off with just normal wrenches and no heat.

Here's a photo with it off:



Then just screw all the parts together. This is a mock up. I ended up deciding to put the strain relief spring on the end that goes into the galley plug and into the block. I figured there was more chance for stress there since it was hard mounted. I don't think it really matters though.



Here's a shot of it going into the block:



I ran it behind the alternator and zip tied it to the alternator wire's loom.



So far so good. Seems to be a great solution and much cheaper than the kits they sell. And waaay better than the two 90 deg fittings that I was using before.
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Old 10-10-2014, 08:01 AM   #112
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Doing this soon, after my second sending unit failed being screwed into block. I used a 24" grease gun hose years ago on my land rover and it worked fine. I always thought it may have read a couple pounds low being mounted so far away but it was probably just the gauge. At idle it read 0, but it was a flat tappet rover that got 20psi on a good day.
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Old 02-19-2015, 08:46 PM   #113
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Just ordered the parts today and will be installing this weekend. Thanks OP, this is a very creative solution.

How is everyone's holding up?
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Old 02-19-2015, 11:32 PM   #114
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Mine is holding up great. Good luck.
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Old 04-06-2015, 11:35 PM   #115
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Where are you guys zip tying this to? Think I am gonna do this on the rally car.
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Old 04-23-2015, 10:23 AM   #116
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Just checking in. I've had mine for about 2 years with no problems.
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Old 04-23-2015, 10:39 AM   #117
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Just added this to my built motor, working great!
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Old 04-25-2015, 09:49 AM   #118
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thats sweet
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Old 05-18-2015, 11:01 PM   #119
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great write up! i just finished installing this in my car and works flawlessly!
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Old 05-19-2015, 09:20 AM   #120
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It's worth mentioning again that if your sending unit doesn't have a ground terminal it is depending on a body ground that this method doesn't provide. A ground wire from the body of the sender to a body ground is sufficient for a 1-terminal sender.
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Old 07-07-2015, 06:29 PM   #121
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Anyone able to keep the stock sensor with this method? Is the rear galley plug under the intercooler, and will it work with this method so I can keep the stock sensor under the alternator? I somehow doubt a BSPT tee and BSPT-NPT adapter would fit under the alternator...
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Old 07-07-2015, 06:51 PM   #122
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Anyone able to keep the stock sensor with this method? Is the rear galley plug under the intercooler, and will it work with this method so I can keep the stock sensor under the alternator? I somehow doubt a BSPT tee and BSPT-NPT adapter would fit under the alternator...
Yes, I'm using the one under the tmic.
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Old 07-07-2015, 10:47 PM   #123
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Yup, +1.

Stock sensor is kind of worthless IMO though, I replaced mine with an oil pressure gauge. AEM sender just clears my alt.

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Old 07-09-2015, 02:08 PM   #124
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Stock light comes on too late. Not even worth keeping it
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Old 07-30-2015, 10:58 AM   #125
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hate to bump an old thread but anyone know what size deep socket you need to remove or install the plug into the block?
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