Oil pressure gauge installation/Tee

Discussion in 'Z32 Technical' started by Boll!, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Boll!

    Boll! Member

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    Hey Guys.
    I am wanting to instal an aftermarket oil pressure gauge while still keeping the cluster gauge functional.
    Does anyone know where I can get a Tee with 1/8 bspt male with 1/8 bspt and 1/8 npt female?
    I can find them in the states but not locally.

    Also, whats a decant gauge that doesn’t cost the earth, I was looking at Autotechnica.

    Does it matter if one sender is mounted on its side, not straight up and down?

    Cheers all.

    Col
     
  2. rob260

    rob260 Moderator Staff Member

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    T the plug in your filter tree for an NPT thread and put your aftermarket sensor there. Or i can get you the T pictured below (1/8BSP male/female in/out and 1/8npt female on the T) for $18. In stock.

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    Re gauges I really like Defi -if you get the defi link control system you get data logging, warning lights, playback etc, and the quality of their wiring harnesses etc is awesome. Several times the price of an auto technica though.
     
  3. Boll!

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    Thanks Rob.
    So their is an 1/8 bspt port that’s excessable on the oil filter tree?
    I had a look, but obviously had a shit look.
     
  4. rob260

    rob260 Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah there is -it’s where the oil pressure sensor is mounted on a USDM vehicle. It has a hex plug in it on a JDM car so just remove the plug and tap.
     
  5. Boll!

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    So I don’t have to try and re tap that thread I was going to use an bspt to npt adapter and looking at it I don’t thing there would be enough room?

    How long is that tee you pictured above?
    I’m thinking use that in the original sender position and attach both the oem and after market sender to that.
    Is that feasible?
     
  6. rob260

    rob260 Moderator Staff Member

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    The Isn’t too long -that does sound like the best way to do it if you don’t want to use the available port on the tree. Is the engine still out? It’s really not a big deal to tap it. The tree is only allly if you put some Teflon thread seal and started winding the npt sensor in with a spanner I’m quite sure you’d have an NPT thread soon enough lol
     
  7. Boll!

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    Lol.
    Yeah maybe... one that decides to leak.
    Na mate, engine is back in and running sweet.
    Bit of an afterthought on my behalf
     

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