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 Post subject: Re: DIY - Oil Pressure and Temp sensor install (relocation kit)
PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2016 3:57 pm 
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So i have been running my oil pressure gauge from a sandwich plate but am over the leak...
Plan is to run it now from the front oil plug where the stock sensor is (as i believe that would be more accurate than the rear galley plug?) But would like to keep the stock sensor installed and working,
Any advice on my options for installing both stock and aftermarket senders?
It's a prosport gauge fyi.

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 Post subject: Re: DIY - Oil Pressure and Temp sensor install (relocation kit)
PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2016 4:03 pm 
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http://prosportgauges.com/remote-oil-pr ... n-kit.aspx

If you get a t piece you can fit the stock sender, but it is pretty hopeless. I've haven't had mine fitted for over 4 years.

if you used the NPT bung young need a T that allowed to adapt it back to BSPT for the stock sensor.

http://www.gauge-shop.com.au/catalogue/ ... tors-brass

the 4th adapter there has two BSPT threads and a NPT for your aftermarket sensor (assuming prosport use NPT). The only issue with that adapter is it is probably too big and the stock sensor will foul on the alternator.

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 Post subject: Re: DIY - Oil Pressure and Temp sensor install (relocation kit)
PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2016 5:24 pm 
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mainly wanted to keep the stock connected as my gauge doesn't have any warning systems..

would it be possible to fit the relocation hose to the front oil plug and fit adapter and sensors to the other end? mounted away from the block? or does that create accuracy issues?

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 Post subject: Re: DIY - Oil Pressure and Temp sensor install (relocation kit)
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If it was a temperature gauge there would be an issue, but with pressure it should be okay.

The stock sensor (pressure switch) is only about 5 psi (from memory). By the time it comes on it is too late.

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 Post subject: Re: DIY - Oil Pressure and Temp sensor install (relocation kit)
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 1:30 pm 
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Ok so the best bet is a relocation kit from the front oil plug, aftermarket sender on the end and disconnected stock sensor you would say? Is that gonna throw the oil light or mess with the ecu at all?

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 Post subject: Re: DIY - Oil Pressure and Temp sensor install (relocation kit)
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 2:09 pm 
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I've been running oil pressure in the rear gallery since forever and always consistent and instant readout.

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 Post subject: Re: DIY - Oil Pressure and Temp sensor install (relocation kit)
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 2:42 pm 
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Are you running a relocation kit for clearance issues Waali?
Though they may be different between the turbo and N/A, i dont have an intercooler to contend with. Just a big black box..

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 Post subject: Re: DIY - Oil Pressure and Temp sensor install (relocation kit)
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 3:02 pm 
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Yes, the guage came with the braided line from the manufacturer.

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 Post subject: Re: DIY - Oil Pressure and Temp sensor install (relocation kit)
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 3:05 pm 
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Disconnecting the stock pressure switch/sensor just means the low oil pressure light on the dash never comes on. There is no input into the ECU to worry about.

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 Post subject: Re: DIY - Oil Pressure and Temp sensor install (relocation kit)
PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2016 10:56 am 
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Thread resurrection!
So i have been running my oil pressure gauge from a sandwich plate but am over the leak...
Plan is to run it now from the front oil plug where the stock sensor is (as i believe that would be more accurate than the rear galley plug?) But would like to keep the stock sensor installed and working,
Any advice on my options for installing both stock and aftermarket senders?
It's a prosport gauge fyi.

Cheers!

The other option you could look at is a higher quality sandwhich plate. They are not all created equal. And some of the poorly designed units are prone to leaks. It all comes down to the quality/style of seal used. And even the rigidity of the actual sandwhich block.

This is the type of seal used on Mocal sandwhich blocks. These work very well. The seal is probably better than the seal on the actual oil filter.....
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This type are ok. They have 2 Oring seals. I have one like this for my Defi system, and it doesnt leak on my car. The orings are also serviceable should one begin to leak.
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This style has only one Oring. It probably has the highest chance of leaking?
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And one other option. If you did want to put the oil pressure guage sensor where the OEM oil pressure switch is. You could possibly replace the OEM oil switch with a dual sender and switch. The sender will handle the oil guage, and the switch will handle the oil light. (depending on which oil guage you have and its specificatiins)

I have this with my PLX system using a VDO sender. One sender to do 2 functions, instead of messy 'T' pieces and such. (This option does require a next size up alternator belt. And a slight notching of the alternator frame as i mentioned on the previous page.)
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