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Old 12-31-2010, 12:16 PM
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Default Oil Gauge install - were to tap location.

I know you can tap into where the stock oil sending unit is with a "T". However, On my dads ranger we decided to use a sandwhich adapter. These are most commonly used for oil coolers. We plan on Turbo'ing his 2.3 so figure we can use the adapter for the gauge, turbo lines and an oil cooler down the road.

Here are some pics. First we drilled it with an 11/32" bit, then tapped with 1/8-27 NPT pipe tap. Screwed in the brass fitting. We used some blue locktite on the stud extender piece, we don't plan on taking the adapter off.





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Old 12-31-2010, 09:21 PM
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Default Re: Oil Gauge install - were to tap location.

Nice work. I'm guessing you are going with a mechanical gauge since you have that white tube running off to the side there.

Are you planning to use the taps on the sandwich adapter to lube the bearings in the turbo when you get to installing one? I'm guessing they are still using oil to lube the bearings in those. I'm also guessing that the oil cooler is intended to prevent the coking problem that early turbos were known to have due to heat issues when the engine is shut off and the oil is just sitting there baking in the turbo.
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Old 12-31-2010, 10:37 PM
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Default Re: Oil Gauge install - were to tap location.

yeah we will either tap again or put in a T in the lines to the oil cooler. Or maybe just run the turbo lines right from the cooler itself. We'll cross that bridge when we get there! lol

We are going to start looking for a 2.5 block to start building for the turbo, hopefully have it dropped in by next winter.

Yes, we both run the mechanical oil pressure gauges, along with mechanical water temp.
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