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Old 01-13-2003, 03:57 AM   #1
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Default Easiest place to tap for Oil Pressure guage.

I got an Oil Pressure guage and am feeling a bit lazy about removing the intercooler to get to the good spot to tap.

So, is there an easier spot to get to that doesn't require to much work.

I won't be running enough mods to warrant the preciseness(sp?) of the spot under the intercooler...my autometer pod had an extra oppening and I needed a guage to put in there

I just basically want to know if I lose all of my oil...

Besides if i'm gonna take out the intercooler I may as well put in some samco or perrin hoses....and I really don't want to have to spend that extra cash...

thanks in advance.
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Old 01-13-2003, 04:17 AM   #2
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My good guru friend Austin told me that you can order a plug from subaru that would fit my Greddy oil sensor. Perhaps it's the same for autometers? You would put this in the location under the intercooler. He also suggested that you could take out the factory plug under the intercooler and drill and tap it to the correct fitting.

IIRC the Subaru plug cost me $10 and change.
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Old 01-13-2003, 05:03 AM   #3
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Another option is to replace your current sender with a two port sender - one to the ECU and another to new gauge - if you go the electric gauge route of course.
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Old 01-13-2003, 08:45 AM   #4
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yes, do as tevia-boy suggested. remove the plug and replace it with the pretapped one. it is very easy to remove the existing plug without removing the intercooler. simply get a hex bit with a long extension and maybe a swivel somewhere in there and you can unscrew it easily. or, you can just use a regular hex key/allen wrench, insert the short end into the end of a box wrench, tape it in place, and then simply use another wrench or vise grips on the open end of the box wrench to turn the whole deal.
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Removing the intercooler takes about 2 minutes. Are you really that lazy? Anyway, I thought that was the most convenient spot so it's where I installed mine.
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Why are people afraid to remove the intercooler? It literally can be done in less than five minutes. The only problem is reinstallation with the plastic, stock hose. Samcos make the reinstallation much easier, but even with the stocker, it isn't that bad.

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Removing the intercooler takes about 2 minutes. Are you really that lazy?
Well, my licence plate is a derivation of Hate To Walk...you be the judge

I have the bolt on order thru my local dealership with the crush washer...i guess ill go pick it up today and take a closer look at the intercooler.

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You would put this in the location under the intercooler. He also suggested that you could take out the factory plug under the intercooler and drill and tap it to the correct fitting.
Forgive me, I'm a little slow - does this disable the factory oil pressure sender?

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Forgive me, I'm a little slow - does this disable the factory oil pressure sender?

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No, the factory oil pressure sender is in another plug closer to the front of the car...I think it's under the alternator.
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Why are people afraid to remove the intercooler? It literally can be done in less than five minutes. The only problem is reinstallation with the plastic, stock hose. Samcos make the reinstallation much easier, but even with the stocker, it isn't that bad.

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Why do it if you don't need to? Even if you can take it off in 5 and put it back on in 5, if you leave it on, that's 10 minutes off your install time... lol.
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