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Oil Temp sending location for AFTERMARKET gauge?

I'm going to be installing an oil temp gauge (along with a few others) that I just got. I haven't found any information on WHERE to install the sending unit... Since we don't have traditional oil filters, I can't use an adapter...

How/Where have y'all found to install an oil temp sender on your 6.0?

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You'll need one of these.
http://www.nucmotorsports.com/parts.html

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Will that allow me an accurate temp? I'm just worried about it not giving me an accurate reading, as I'll be using this in conjunction with a water temp gauge as well; hopefully to accurately determine the delta.

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Oil goes thru the oil cooler, then splits several ways. One channel goes to the turbo feed line which that channel is where the factory oil temp and oil pressure switch reads off of. The other channel goes right to the oil filter, so yes, it will be as accurate as the factory oil temp sensor.

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Revisiting this one more time before I commit to buying an aftermarket oil cap (considering I just spent $30 to replace the Wix one that was on there from the P/O).....

Does anyone else have any opinion on an oil temp sending unit location? I keep reading something about a test port, but I've not seen any pics.

I'm just trying to ensure I'm getting an accurate reading along with saving as much money as possible... If I could get around spending the $75 for an oil cap, I'd really like to. I just broke my foot on Monday so all of my "truck maintenance" money has gone to feed caviar to some doctor's cat, I'm sure. Luckily I did most of the work prior to my accident.

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I looked at the oil test port, however from what I found you needed to drill and tap that in order to put a sender in it. It's on the front end of the filter housing.

I'm doing the filter cap with my Oil Pressure gauge.
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I looked at the oil test port, however from what I found you needed to drill and tap that in order to put a sender in it. It's on the front end of the filter housing.

I'm doing the filter cap with my Oil Pressure gauge.
Where is the oil test port?

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The test port is on the front of the oil cooler, you may need to remove the fan shroud to be able to see it.

Looking further into it, you can drill and tap the port, or try and find a adapter fitting. I didn't look into the sizes, as I'm taking a different route with mine.

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This is why I got the Edge CS to read oil temp.
All I had to do is plug it in and in does a lot more.

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This is why I got the Edge CS to read oil temp.
All I had to do is plug it in and in does a lot more.
Yes Yes he know all about the plug n play edge cs/stc and the like but what the o/p is asking, is about a sender location for his analog oil temp gauge.

I too am looking at a different location for my oil temp sender. Maybe "T" into the OEM oil pressure sender (at the oil cooler). Maybe even a "T" from the OEM ECT for my sender. First I am waiting for my AE and I will see what the difference coming from my EOT sender (at oil filter cap).

Now this is more of what the o/p wanted to here. So I hope.

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