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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old May 21st, 20, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
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Preferred oil pressure sender location

I just got a new create engine and since it is on the stand, I have a bit more of a choice on where I can place the oil pressure sender. I'm using a Dakota Digital dash with its electronic sender. I had it on the top before and it was a tight fight and took two fittings to get it in there. Now, I could mount it in the port down on the block. I wondered if anyone had a preference on where to top it and if so, why?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old May 21st, 20, 11:57 AM
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Re: Preferred oil pressure sender location

FWIW on my LT1 block I used the NPT port just above oil filter adapter (assuming you have one there on your block), DS. I kept the idiot light sender plumbed into the stock, top rear, location
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old May 21st, 20, 04:25 PM
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Re: Preferred oil pressure sender location

You can use either one, just what ever blows your skirt up. I have a 2nd gen and I use both, side for the idiot light and top for real gauge.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old May 21st, 20, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Preferred oil pressure sender location

I think I'll just stick with the upper location. I already have have the fittings and would rather not go back to the parts store. It think the guy there is getting tired of seeing me.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old May 22nd, 20, 07:56 AM
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Re: Preferred oil pressure sender location

On my 327 motor I have both plumed into the top rear port using a NPT "T", 45 degree. Its tight but both senders fit. The one on front, PS, of motor to me would look "awkward" if I used that port
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old May 22nd, 20, 09:14 PM
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I think I'll just stick with the upper location. I already have have the fittings and would rather not go back to the parts store. It think the guy there is getting tired of seeing me.
If I were the guy behind the counter, I would welcome all your trips in. Job security in a sense. If he has problems with repeat customers, he needs to look for another profession in my opinion.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old May 24th, 20, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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If I were the guy behind the counter, I would welcome all your trips in. Job security in a sense. If he has problems with repeat customers, he needs to look for another profession in my opinion.
I was joking.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old May 27th, 20, 08:06 PM
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Re: Preferred oil pressure sender location

News Flash: If the sender is for electric gauges and looks like the Autometer "mini barrel" type, do NOT attach directly to the block. The vibration ruins them.

I changed out all my gauges to electric Autolite II's May/2018. Lasted a little over a year before the oil press needle would peg itself full right or bounce wildly.
Did some research (here and on Summit's site) and apparently "it's a thing."

Now I have it plumbed to the oil port behind the dist with bushings and a small coil of copper tubing. Mounted loosely to the firewall with alarge hose clamp. The copper tubing acts as a shock absorber. Have had no problems since.

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