Additional Oil Cooler Pressure Sensor

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I have a 2F engine with oil cooler. Want to add an aftermarket oil pressure gauge, but still want to keep the stock gauge working.

My question is;

Can I replace the front oil cooler bolt with one like the rear (threaded for sending unit) and have a sending unit on each oil cooler bolt? This seems to be a cleaner solution than teeing off the current location with a bunch of adapters.


Looking at the bolts I don't see any reason why not. Am I missing something? Has anybody else done this?


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I have a 2F engine with oil cooler. Want to add an aftermarket oil pressure gauge, but still want to keep the stock gauge working.

My question is;

Can I replace the front oil cooler bolt with one like the rear (threaded for sending unit) and have a sending unit on each oil cooler bolt? This seems to be a cleaner solution than teeing off the current location with a bunch of adapters.


Looking at the bolts I don't see any reason why not. Am I missing something? Has anybody else done this?


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Maybe a simpler solution would be to find the oil filter bracket with a sensor location, as seen below:

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Godwin

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I have a 2F engine with oil cooler. Want to add an aftermarket oil pressure gauge, but still want to keep the stock gauge working.

My question is;

Can I replace the front oil cooler bolt with one like the rear (threaded for sending unit) and have a sending unit on each oil cooler bolt? This seems to be a cleaner solution than teeing off the current location with a bunch of adapters.


Looking at the bolts I don't see any reason why not. Am I missing something? Has anybody else done this?


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Yes this will work. I've done something similar. Drill it out and tap it for the sending unit or copper line. Will likely be 1/8" NPT.

Similar current thread in 60 series forum Thread Specs for OEM Oil Pressure Gauge Sender? - https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/thread-specs-for-oem-oil-pressure-gauge-sender.1266133/
 

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Although you're borderline redneckness thread territory.
Yes, I do have some borderline Redneckedness tendencies, but I was hoping that the iron pipe would compliment the cast iron motif that I established with the centerpiece of my engine bay.
Also, I had one of the shiny brass threaded thingies break once, at speed, either due to the stock sender bouncing around on the end of it or my overtorquing. FYI, a pressure sender falling off makes a mess. So I switched to iron.
 

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