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Old 05-09-2018, 05:46 PM   #1
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Alternative Oil pressure location: I stripped the left side port

Well, I screwed up. I could not get the torx bolt out on the left side of the engine to install my oil pressure/temp sensors. Is there another location I can use?

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Old 05-09-2018, 06:32 PM   #2
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I had a very hard time with mine too, I had to use an "easy out", like a reverse drill, into the hex slot and back.it out after I stripped mine. Once it breaks loose it comes right out. I can dig out the exact one I used but it was just part of a set I got at Lowe's or home depot.
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Sorry to hear. Same problem here too. Those plugs are aluminum and strip easily. I think I just found a slightly larger torx or hex bit and smacked it then backed it off. Kind of like a red neck easy out

Are you going to install pressure/temp in same location? That's going to be difficult. Temp needs some flow over it, pressure does not. I ended up using the stock pressure switch location for my temp gauge sending unit (VDO), but that unit also had a 7 psi pressure switch that I wire up to the wire from the instrument cluster low pressure oil light, so I did not loose that light. I also installed a remote oil filter and Accusump, so that allows me extra ports to install more sensors.

I can get you P/Ns if you want.
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For oil pressure, I replaced my stock dummy light sender with a 996 sender, has leads for both pressure and the light. I haven’t done temp yet, there seems to be a few options, but the left bank seems to be the most popular. I’d probably just easy out the plug. Going to replace it anyway, no worries.
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For oil pressure, I replaced my stock dummy light sender with a 996 sender, has leads for both pressure and the light. I havenít done temp yet, there seems to be a few options, but the left bank seems to be the most popular. Iíd probably just easy out the plug. Going to replace it anyway, no worries.
The plug in the top of the cam cover can be drilled & taped to screw in the sending unit for aftermarket gauges.

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