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Offline Jezza-7

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Oil Pressure switch locations
« on: December 31, 2013, 01:23:57 pm »
Im playing around with my oil temp sensor for the gauge, im moving from the sump to the head, not a fan of it being so low and temps rarely get above 50 degrees on normal driving. Without buying more adapters etc can i get away with this?



Or do they have to be in these locations?


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Re: Oil Pressure switch locations
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2013, 05:24:20 pm »
Depends what you want to measure, sump temp will be hotter than gallery (the head) but to get a good temperature reading you need flow over the sensor, which is why most people use a t-piece off the charger feed, or stick it in the sump.


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Re: Oil Pressure switch locations
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2013, 06:06:33 pm »
I thought head temps would be higher than sump. On a cold morning like leaving to go santa pod it took about 25 mins for the oil to get to 40 degrees.

I cant use a t-piece on the charger as im running a standalone again.

I was looking at getting a standard sandwich plate, oil thermostat and a temp gauge adaptor. Will have flow going over it but its expensive.

Can i run them oil switch's from one hole like the 1st picture?

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Re: Oil Pressure switch locations
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2014, 04:00:57 pm »
Just found this and its been set up like mine so guess it must be ok to run.

http://www.vagcat.com/epc/cat/vw/PO/1992/120/57/1257657/