I'm going to be replacing my cams and rockers. What tools do I need beyond the basic stuff (ie: what torque wrench range, etc)?
I saw a post for a "T" that let you add a oil pressure sensor beside the stock oil pressure sensor. It was for sale by Forcedfed.
Correct - Putting the T directly into the engine and hanging a pressure sensor on it can lead to problems. The engine vibrates, and the (relatively) heave sensor on the end of a T can really vibrate. This leads to potential cracks in the T and a loss of oil pressure. So, if you are going to use a T, mount things solid on the firewall/chassis, and run a flexible line from the engine to the T.don't T directly off the stock dummy light.. add SS line to relocate it and then T..
Hi Conan,I searched for oil pressure and oil temp gauge installs and found a couple of things that might help. The only way I clearly saw was to put on a sandwich plate and put the gauge fittings on that. However, I see there are a couple of potential points already available (see pic.) What is that black bolt plugging up (red arrow)? Could that port be used for pressure? Also, there's an electric plug that is clearly attached to the oil line in the block (yellow arrow). Is that where the ECU is getting oil temp?
Thanks, Wayne! Actually, I found your thread earlier, but I thought I'd look at possibly trying to use OEM points. However, it looks like your way would be easier, and I think I'll just end up doing that.Hi Conan,
I tried to figure out some way not to use a sandwich plate, but it was too much work and would involve all sorts of convoluted wiring and disassembly.
There are just some things I didn't want to take apart or were too difficult to reach. Also, leaks wherever there is pressure can be a problem. I wanted everything in one location so I could easily check if something went wrong.
I went with the MaxSpeed sandwich plate. Very simple to install. Nice and clean look and easy to run sensor wires and other components. Here's a link to my install thread on this: http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f92/oil-temp-gauge-install-74807/
And a pic of the sandwich plate.