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Ideas for oil pressure send unit install?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TacoinMD, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. Jun 3, 2009 at 11:25 AM
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    TacoinMD

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    Has anyone installed an oil pressure sending unit in / on their 4.0 v6? I would like to install the gauge package, however, not certain where to put the sending unit. I have looked at oil filter sandwiches with the send unit ports built in, but I’m fearful of this method?

    Any ideas?

    Thank you!
     
  2. Jun 3, 2009 at 2:25 PM
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    ^ I have the same set-up, Works good.
     
  3. Jun 3, 2009 at 3:41 PM
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    I'll use the sandwich method...thank you
     
  4. Jun 3, 2009 at 5:26 PM
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    it's a secret
    sandwich plate from who? p/n? pictures of the gauge(s)?
     
  5. Jun 4, 2009 at 5:08 AM
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    OK, reviving an OLD thread here, but have the same question. I would rather not install a "sandwich" because I like the little oil drain thingy on the bottom of the oil filter mount. I would rather do the install like JeffH1199 did here:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/117896-diy-oil-pressure-sending-unit-install.html
    I also found what appears to be a very cool sending unit Tee on the Pguses Racing site that looks like this:
    [​IMG]

    I just need to make sure it will fit our Tacos. Any ideas guys?
    BTW, I don't think those gauge pods will work on some of the newer Tacos because there are side curtain airbags in those pillars. If you got hit with those gauges when the airbags went off, it would definitely leave a mark (in the words of Tommy Boy).
    Ken
     
  7. Mar 4, 2014 at 6:33 PM
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    why does one need an oil pressure guage....
     
  8. Mar 4, 2014 at 10:32 PM
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    So you can read what pressure the oil pump is making.
     
  9. Mar 4, 2014 at 10:55 PM
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    Thanks MaxaMillion. I saw that thread and tried to look up the part number, but it showed that it was no longer available. They showed the same part number with a -001 at the end and that was the part I posted the pic of above. I am hoping that part will thread right in place of the factory sender and them I can thread the factory and aftermarket senders into it.
    Ken
     
  11. Mar 5, 2014 at 6:55 PM
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    maxamillion2345 Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    I THINK you want a 1/8 bsp male and then the T to be 1/8npt female
     
  12. Mar 5, 2014 at 7:07 PM
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    Never mind I think that's exactly what you want. Sorry. Believe that factory sending unit is 1/8 bsp
     
  13. Mar 6, 2014 at 10:02 AM
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    Thanks Max!!!! That is EXACTLY what I have been trying to find out. Rep added bro!
    Ken
     
  14. Mar 7, 2014 at 6:59 AM
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    Everything I've read says it should be 1/8 British standard pipe. Aftermarket gauges will be 1/8 not. I'd order it personally.
     
  15. Mar 7, 2014 at 9:27 AM
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    I think you are right. I ordered it yesterday! Thanks again,
    Ken
     
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