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Thread: Oil sender

Posts: 239
posted February 23, 2007 01:19 PM

Oil sender

The previous owner had used a piece of piping screwed into
a 'tee', aftermarket oil pressure gauge attached to that.
That pipe snapped while running the engine in my driveway today. Cool oil geyser, put in a bolt for now.
What do you suggest as a place to check oil pressure? I don't think what I have is exactly 'stock'. Are the threads the same in that spot as an 85 engine, with the electrical presure sensor?

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posted February 23, 2007 04:08 PM

Check Racing Beat:

See if they still offer their Oil Pressure and Oil Temperature Adapter -- It's a simple solution, however, it is not usable on '83 to '85 rx-7 oil-to-water coolers...

Mounts directly below the oil filter, and includes all O-rings.

Part# 11801 "'79 and earlier"
Part# 11802 "'80 and later"

(Do NOT include Gauges, senders, or adapter nuts.)

Racing Beat: (714) 779-8677

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posted February 23, 2007 05:04 PM

I've installed oil pressure guages on previous rotary cars. Best way is to remove banjo bolt fitting for oil cooling line connection at rear of engine. Drill and tap bolt for 1/8" npt fitting. Install 90 deg. compression elbow into bolt and connect poly or copper tubing to after market guage. Good luck.
'77 REPU
Stock 6-port
T-2 tranny
Weber IDA 48
Alum Flywheel
3rd gen Torsen in rear end.
DLDFIS ignition

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