Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Wednesday July 29, 2015
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Electrical & Lighting

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-06-2004, 12:45 PM   #1
blkbdrx
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 43067
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Vehicle:
2002 Impreza WRX
Midnight Black Pearl

Default DEFI BF oil temp ??

Ok I did a search and found mountains of info on gauges and how to install particular ones....

I have ALL the wiring hooked up already....

however I need to know what part I need that the oil temp sensor plugs/fits into for these exact gauges?? (DEFI BF series)

also WHERE to get this part...

I believe its like a sandwich plate that fits between the block and oil filter?? If this is correct could someone confirm and tell me WHERE to pick one up??

thanks in advance,
~M
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
blkbdrx is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Old 02-06-2004, 02:24 PM   #2
datwrx
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 17821
Join Date: Apr 2002
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: So. Cali
Vehicle:
2002 Subaru wrx
candy apple red

Default

If you can pm this guy named Fredie at South Coast Subaru. He's a vendor. I forgot his screen name. If you pm South Coast Subaru the message will probably get to him. He help me with my gauges.
datwrx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2004, 07:06 PM   #3
AJ711
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 6178
Join Date: Apr 2001
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Singletracks
Vehicle:
98 GM67 + 03 SG6
2 whls > 4 whls

Default

I bought the Defi D-series gauges, and bought a Defi Sandwich adapter (fits just like you said, between block and oil filter). I bought mine from Godspeed Motorsports. Dan is a great guy and his business is great. He has the Defi and Greddy unit.

And I found that the gauge sending unit did not screw into the sandwich adapter. Great. Well, it came with an adapter, and that didn't work either. Double great.

So, I went to McMaster-Carr.com and ordered 2 each of a bunch of adapaters that might work. I had heard that Defi units sometimes are BSPT, or BSPP, or something different from what I had.

And I came up big time. Two of the ordered adapters (1/8" FNPT ----> 1/8" MBSPT adapter in 316 SS) worked perfectly. The sending units screwed perfectly into the adapters, and the adapters fit perfectly into the sandwich unit. Added some teflon tape, torqued 'em in, and I was good to go on my next oil change.

Only thing I had to do for the temp sender was drill out the adapter a bit, as it did not have a large enough ID to fit the sender. Nothing the Dewalt drill and bit couldn't help.

The McMaster-Carr part # is the following; 4092 K11
They're $5.68 each, kinda pricey, but I haven't been able to find BSPT around me at all.

Hope this helps.

AJ
AJ711 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2004, 07:49 AM   #4
cann
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 8618
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: somewhere out there
Default

gruppe-s.com
get max, he got the oil sandwich adapter kit for me, it's made by greddy and hassle free
cann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2004, 08:24 AM   #5
blkbdrx
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 43067
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Vehicle:
2002 Impreza WRX
Midnight Black Pearl

Default thanks!!

Quote:
Originally posted by midnx03
I bought the Defi D-series gauges, and bought a Defi Sandwich adapter (fits just like you said, between block and oil filter). I bought mine from Godspeed Motorsports. Dan is a great guy and his business is great. He has the Defi and Greddy unit.

And I found that the gauge sending unit did not screw into the sandwich adapter. Great. Well, it came with an adapter, and that didn't work either. Double great.

So, I went to McMaster-Carr.com and ordered 2 each of a bunch of adapaters that might work. I had heard that Defi units sometimes are BSPT, or BSPP, or something different from what I had.

And I came up big time. Two of the ordered adapters (1/8" FNPT ----> 1/8" MBSPT adapter in 316 SS) worked perfectly. The sending units screwed perfectly into the adapters, and the adapters fit perfectly into the sandwich unit. Added some teflon tape, torqued 'em in, and I was good to go on my next oil change.

Only thing I had to do for the temp sender was drill out the adapter a bit, as it did not have a large enough ID to fit the sender. Nothing the Dewalt drill and bit couldn't help.

The McMaster-Carr part # is the following; 4092 K11
They're $5.68 each, kinda pricey, but I haven't been able to find BSPT around me at all.

Hope this helps.

AJ
thanks so much man, I have a couple of days to play with so i will get this ordering process started today
thanks once again to ALL that has posted help!!

~M
blkbdrx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2004, 09:26 PM   #6
ronaldwrx
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 23570
Join Date: Aug 2002
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: ct
Vehicle:
2002 Impreza WRX
Sedona Red Pearl

Default

im a little late on this one .. i just got the defi sandwich adapter and the defi sender for oil temp and oil pressure screwed into it with no problems .. i got mine from http://www.spipowerexcel.com/main.htm

install was very easy. only drawback (not a big deal) is the oil filter is now about 1/2" lower than before ..
ronaldwrx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2004, 12:57 AM   #7
samwY
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 31816
Join Date: Jan 2003
Default

Does the BF and V2 Defi series for the oil pressure both require the same part?

I'm guessing they do, but I want to make sure.

Because I have the Defi V2 series and I'm also wondering about the plug for my Oil Pressure gauge.
samwY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2004, 08:19 AM   #8
ronaldwrx
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 23570
Join Date: Aug 2002
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: ct
Vehicle:
2002 Impreza WRX
Sedona Red Pearl

Default

look on www.defi-shop.com there may be some differences in the SI unit (international) gauges vs Imperial (usa) - the BFs are SI units.
ronaldwrx is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brand new Defi BF oil temp gauge -125 shipped CTKNY Interior/Dressup/Audio & Security 1 03-31-2009 12:46 AM
Brand new Defi BF oil temp gauge -175 shipped CTKNY Interior/Dressup/Audio & Security 3 03-29-2009 12:35 PM
Where to mount Defi BF oil temp/pressure gauges? subierider Interior & Exterior Modification 6 10-07-2008 04:49 PM
FS: Defi BF water temp and oil temp kyoson VIC Private Classifieds 5 08-02-2007 06:54 PM
DEFI BF OIL Press/Temp Gauges and Control Unit rsquad911 Private 'For Sale' Classifieds 9 01-26-2006 06:38 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2015 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2015, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.