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Trouble with FF275 kit install.

My oil pressure sensor is not fitting in the T fitting that joins the oil filter block, oil line, and oil sensor. The T fitting end is too big for my oil pressure sensor. This kit was taken off of an 05 Elise, which is the same year as my car. Did lotus come out with different sized oil pressure sensors? Am I missing some type of adaptor fitting? Were there different T fittings offered from ForcedFed?

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Yes, you need a 1/8" bsp to 1/8" npt adapter. I have them if you cannot find one locally.
They are $12.00 plus a few dollars shipping.
Email me at dmccomponents@gmail.com and send your ship to info. and we will get one coming to you.
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Thank you so much!

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Hmm your fitting appears to be slightly different than the one that came with my kit; ( What threads are on the oil fitting for Force Fed kit?? )
I would contact the person you got it from and see how they had it connected.

What I did was get a 1/8" BSPT Male to 1/8" NPT fitting that went to a braided line to remote mount the sensors off the block. Aparently there are issues with vibrations that can cause it to come off, not to mention it is a HUGE pain to try and get to without the motor off. (Much easier to screw in a braided line with a single adapter into the blind hole) I then have the braided line run to the Tee with the OEM oil pressure sensor, aftermarket oil pressure gauge, and the feed line for the the turbo.
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Oil take off options for 2ZZ...

Wes has a very good solution there; a "pigtail" of braided hose makes it an easy proposition for the install. We have not seen any fitting or sensor failures from vibration on these engines, however I have heard of one or two. Never a bad idea to isolate a pressure sensor when it is easy.
Lots of people do not realize that these Japanese engines feature pipe threads that have their origins from the British Standard Pipe, thus the BSP designation. Our domestic National Pipe Thread "NPT" is slightly larger and has a different thread count so they are just not interchangeable.
Adapters are easy to find online, however are increasingly difficult to source from local automotive and fitting supply houses.

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All is well now. I ended up picking this piece up from Orme Bros (San Fernando Valley), who had them in stock! Thanks everybody.

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