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Adding oil temp gauge, where to put sensor?

I'm thinking of adding an oil and coolant temp gauge in a pillar mount. Can any of the tech's out there tell me where the best as well as easiest place would be to install the sensors? Thanks.

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You can run your ECT from a drain plug. It's underneath, backside, driverside. It's just a block drain plug. Your EOT can run from a billet oil filter cap that has been tapped for a sending unit or I believe the oil cooler or oil sending unit

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I have mine installed in a billet oil filter cap.

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Wow, thank you both for the quick response and good info.

Term, where did you get the billet oil cap? I find some for the 6.0 but not saying for the 6.4. Are they the same? Thanks

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ol38y , yes , the oil cap does fit 6.0 and 6.4 , but you should just be causious when buying the billet cap , Just make sure its compatiable with the motorcraft/racor filters (or the proper set up inside ,so the filter will clip in properly)

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Thanks d23, Rudy's has them online. I'll call them in the am. I see Amsoil has them as well. I may call them too. Thanks again.

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Sure, you can buy an H&S Mini Maxx and have your temps displayed in one convenient location.

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I drove a truck with the eot in the filter cap. The reading was 30 to 40 degrees lower than the scanner was reading. If I was installing one I would be looking into a setup such as the edge cts or a scan-gauge.

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Sure, you can buy an H&S Mini Maxx and have your temps displayed in one convenient location.
I have a Spartan. It may seem odd but, I'm looking for a way to show FOMOCO I have oil temp issues without using the tuner. I don't figure they would appreciate it... LOL If I can spend a few hundred here to save thousands on oil cooler replacement I figure I'm money ahead...

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I drove a truck with the eot in the filter cap. The reading was 30 to 40 degrees lower than the scanner was reading. If I was installing one I would be looking into a setup such as the edge cts or a scan-gauge.
That's interesting. Did you ever find a reason for the temp differences?

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