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Old 08-24-2011, 08:27 AM
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Oil port on block???

Where can i find an oil port on my 6.0 block? Im wanting to hook up my oil pressure guage but not sure where the port is. thank for the help in advance.
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:35 AM
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Low pressure bearing oil that is.
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:10 AM
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There really isn't a readily available source. There are two options that I know of. One is the separate purchase of an oil filter cap.
The billet aluminum cap offered by NUC Motorsports (on e-bay and online) has been checked by a few members on this forum and it measured so close the the factory cap where it counts most, it was determined that this cap is a good replacement.
The second source would be the port on top of the oil cooler where the existing oil pressure switch is located. That switch is not used by any controlling component on the truck. It is just as its name implies, a switch that turns on the stock oil pressure gauge to read "normal" as long as it sees above 7psi. Those threads are metric, so you would have to come up with an adapter of some kind to adapt the metric threads to pipe thread.
To answer you next logical question: No, sorry, but I do not know this metric size.
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:15 AM
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Well, damn. I just did a search for the NUC motorsports oil filter cap, and it appears they no longer sell JUST that cap anymore. You might want to call them and ask if they do. I seem to recall it was somewhere around 75 bucks. (559) 804-0706
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:32 AM
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Here you go.
http://www.nucmotorsports.com/parts.html
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Well damn. I like to watch my oil pressure but i have a feeling my tuner ( when i get it ) will have this reading?
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Old 08-24-2011, 01:47 PM
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Well damn. I like to watch my oil pressure but i have a feeling my tuner ( when i get it ) will have this reading?
No tuner will, the motor never came with a sending unit to read oil psi. The oil psi that is on it now, is just a pressure switch. Which means, when it senses 7psi, the factory gauge will show good psi.
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