Mishimoto Sandwich plate and sensors
Having just installed my third intake camshaft (first worn from previous owner, 2nd didn't last 8K miles) I decided to also install an oil temperature/pressure gauge when putting in the sandwich plate. I can confirm what others have reported, that is the oil is NO WHERE NEAR WARM ENOUGH to get on the 2nd cam at a water temp of 160. At that point, oil is only at 125 degrees or so. While i did not check with stock sandwich plate, the Mishimoto has a 185 degree thermostat so the oil warms up plenty before ever releasing downstream to the coolers. ( I understand the stock thermostat is always somewhat open so the oil never really warms enough). At highway speeds, the Mishimoto runs at a fairly consistent 195-205. Getting on the 2nd cam for some spirited 90-100 mph runs moved it up to 215. This was with outside temps in the high 50s F.
I can also report the Mishimoto, while having 2 ports for sensors, no way can one fit between the oil lines. Had to tap a 2nd for the pressure sensor while using the existing side port for temp.
At least now I KNOW when it's ok to jump on the 2nd cam...
"If I've passed you on the RIGHT, you are in the WRONG lane!"
Last edited by JFHughes08088; 04-11-2018 at 05:52 AM.