Re: [DML] Oil pressure sender - always says 80 psi
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Re: [DML] Oil pressure sender - always says 80 psi



I don't recall the particulars, but when we put headers on my son's 
BMW, IIRC we were able to remote-mount the oil pressure sender away 
from the engine with an adapter block and a short line. You might be 
able to move the sender to a more friendly location, it does not have 
to be right on the engine. It's pretty standard threads.

That would also solve your filter fit problems. 

But it won't be concours......

Dave S

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Marc Levy <malevy_nj@...> wrote:
>
> Better, as in one that can take more abuse.
> 
> I am not sure why the one on the VQ35 did not last too
> long.  The oil pressure on that engine is lower than a
> PRV, and I have an oil cooler so it should also not be
> as hot.  However, I do have the sender mounted
> vertically but I don't think that should matter.  It
> is possible that it is getting more heat off of the
> engine because it is so close to it where on the PRV,
> it sticks out away from it.
> 
> The reason I am having problems on the Legend engine
> may be more clear.  The turbo is awfully close to the
> sender and oil filter (the reason I still MUST use the
> Purflux filter).  It is a reasonable speculation that
> the sender can't take the extra heat. 
> 
> I am sure the Midstate sender (as well as the senders
> sold by other vendors) is a high-quality unit, and is
> reliable on the "stock" PRV.  My applications seems to
> require something that can take more abuse I guess.
> 
> A specific note on the Midstate unit, Marty was very
> helpful in trying to resolve the problem with me.  I
> know he does not make the part himself, so there was
> only so much he could do to help.
> 
> As much as I try to support the DeLorean specific
> vendors (and boy did I get screwed last time I
> didn't... a story I may tell another time), I try to
> support the clubs on the select items they may sell.
> 
> 
> --- Soma576@... wrote



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