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I think we have talked before about how useful it would be to have an oil pressure and/or oil temp gauge, this sandwich plate thingy, would enable this plus allow for an additional oil cooler if required.

Looks like Scoobies use them.............anyone had a go with one of these?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/GAUGEPLACE-OIL...QQcmdZViewItem

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Ooohh interesting, kill two birds with one stone. Oil temp sensor and an additional oil cooler if needed. Go on Chris, you know it makes sense.
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You have to remove the starter to get to the stock pressure switch. This might make fitting anything larger very difficult. Something to consider....
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Isn't here already an oil cooler, why not just replace that with a bigger one?

I suppose to that with a bigger oil cooler, or even 2 coolers, then that means more oil required which is a good this as well.
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I tapped the stock one with 3/8th NPT and ran the lines to my Setrab cooler out front. Works great.






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It's times like these I'm glad I'm stock.
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Does anyone here know the size of that o-ring on the oil filter housing (the big bolt to the right of where the two blue fittings joining the oil cooler hoses go? mine's seeping from there

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You have to remove the starter to get to the stock pressure switch. This might make fitting anything larger very difficult. Something to consider....
Why remove it? We know its poor at sensing low pressure, i.e lights when its very, very low

The feed for the new (and accurate) oil pressure gauge would come from the sandwich plate above.

My only question would be, where to mount the gauges, as I dont like those pillar pods
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Chris interesting comment about the pillar mount. I want to add an oil pressure guage and a volt guage but can't seem to figure out a place to do the mounting. Maybe some of our forum members who have addressed this problem could post some pictures? I'm trying to find a solution that does not require hacking up the dash board or panel. The "a" pillar mount seems like an easy solution but is not my first preference. There may be some digital solutions that would offer smaller guage faces and require less fitting modifications to the dash. Thanks, Dan
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Does anyone here know the size of that o-ring on the oil filter housing (the big bolt to the right of where the two blue fittings joining the oil cooler hoses go? mine's seeping from there

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Sadly I don't know, but I know that's the oil thermostat housing. Perhaps the dealer will have a replacement.
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