Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Boston (metrowest)
And not to sound like a marketing arm for MonkeyWrench (I am not), they (and I am sure others) have a replacement drain plug for the stock pan that provides a place to hook up a temp sensor. (You will need a deep socket to pull the plug as modified when changing oil.) That was actually my plan as I was under the impression that the pan is the ideal location. That was last Summer's project that became this Summer's! Now that I have the Mishimoto plate too (and the "fixings" from ExigeGus, for which I thank him), the project got a bit bigger.
There are some videos here of how much the engine vibrates when it is running. I think in the section looking at the aftermarket deck lid supports that attach to the block. It moves so much that one would think that anything with any amount of weight attached to the block is going to generate a lot of stress on the threaded part. So I'll run a line to a remote location.
1974 Europa Twin Cam (gone but not forgotten)
1971 Europa S2 (owned but two months; flipped to raise funds to fill gap in college tuition)
35 years of restraint (including an Odyssey with 13 cupholders)
2005 Elise (magnetic blue), starshield, chin guards, Penske nonajustable shocks (BWR), Mishimoto sandwich plate, AEM oil temp and pressure gauges, third brake light flasher, Larini Group B silencer, Sector 111 DSBrace