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Hey im installing an innovate electronic oil psi gauge. I have the gauge all mounted but im trying to figure out how to install the oil pressure sending unit. Ive located the stock sensor but im not sure how to remove it to T into it. Do I need to remove the whole filter bracket thing or can I just get the sensor out of there? If so how?
 

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The stock sensor comes out with a socket, I did this a year ago so i don't remember which size. You will need a T fitting and 2" length pipe threaded on both sides. All the same thread pitch as the sensor. Once you have the stock sensor removed thread in the pipe then the T with the straight part in line with the pipe. Then thread the stock sensor back in the end of the T in line with the pipe. Use the stock sensor to thread the whole assembly in snug, remember they're pipe thread so you don't have to crank to tight. Tighten till the T end that is open is at 45 degree to the ground. Then thread in the gauge sensor till its snug.
 

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Thank you very much, ill pull it out asap. I was hoping it was that easy but its kinda hard to see it. I just didnt wanna screw it up.

+Rep for u
 

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im gonna be doing the same thing pretty soon.. so after your done post some pics of installation and stuff.. id appreciate it :)
 

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quick question. if i am running FI. can i put the sending unit on the line to the turbo oil feed. im coming from the head? or would i have to t off the stock sender.
 

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Ill do a write up for you guys. I have to do the installation neways lol.
 

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quick question. if i am running FI. can i put the sending unit on the line to the turbo oil feed. im coming from the head? or would i have to t off the stock sender.
I would recommend doing the opposite actually. Use the stock sending unit location to T off of for the oil feed line, and T off of the line for the gauge sensor. If you do it off the head you can oil starve the head and that would be not good at all. The stock sending unit is going to have more direct oil pressure, being that its closer to the oil pump and you wont be sharing the oil with anything but the sensors. I'm actually going to be making a junction block out of aluminum for the two sensors and the oil line when i go FI.
 

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I'd try an oil filter adapter plate, rather than a "T" fitting. The installation should be a no-brainer. You'd leave the stock sender in place, and just screw your new sender into the plate.....or attach a mechanical line.

"T" fittings have a bad habit of cracking, when you hang two senders on the thing. I broke one like this on my Datsun 510.....and lost five quarts of oil in a few minutes.
 

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^^^
that why i really dont want to t off of that.
 

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when i did mine i tapped into a spare fitting on the side of the block, right by the coil pack

had to turn the coil pack sideways, but other than that it worked out great
 

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I already used the one by the coil pack for my feed line to my turbo. I still cant figure out what friggin size that sensor is, its larger than any deep socket i have (19mm).
 

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so howz it going with the installation? hoping to get some tips or pics that would help me with the installation also :)
 

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What ever you do...DO NOT USE BRASS it will weaken and break... go out and find a good steel fitting to use..... here's why





 

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where did u find ur steel fittings?
 

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hardware store.
 
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