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Old 03-10-2012, 12:57 PM
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Where do I add an oil temp sensor to my 97 7.3?

Can anybody tell me the best spot to put my new engine oil temp. sensor? (aftermarket 1/8" npt) I found 4 plugs down by the oil filter, 1st one in front of oil filter housing on the engine block with an external square headed bolt, 2nd one on the oil filter housing with a regular bolt for a plug, 3rd and 4th are behind oil filter housing on engine block with internal square bolts. Thx! Waitin to put this guy in....

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Old 03-10-2012, 01:03 PM
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sorry the pictures upside down

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Old 03-10-2012, 06:53 PM
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Im gonna try the 1 on the filter housing, I pulled the plug and oil came out so I'm pretty sure that 1 will work.

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Old 03-10-2012, 07:38 PM
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Yea, that should be fine. It's flowing through there and that's where ppl tap to add bypass filters
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:34 PM
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Hey thx, it is 1/8 npt thread so it went right in. got all my wiring on the engine done (egt tap, fuel p.s., engine oil temp., and boost tap) wires routed and through the firewall. Now for interior wiring!

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Old 03-11-2012, 07:40 AM
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Why'd you go with EOT instead of trans or HPOP?
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:02 AM
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didn't need a tranny temp because I have a zf 5 speed. and at the time I talk to a ISSPRO tech and he said he'd go with an oil temp over oil pressure. But now almost wish I got an oil pressure instead. I didnt realize the 1 on the dash is just a dummy switch at the time I ordered them. no oil pressure, no engine run right! That should tell me haha. I might get one later thou, it'd be nice to monitor, expecially with my ts performance 6 position chip.
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:19 AM
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No I meant high pressure oil, not low pressure.
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^^^^ +1; if you want to monitor oil temp, get an AF Scangauge, or AE, and pull it right from the PCM.
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