Oil temp sender with diaper?

Discussion in 'Race 400/430/455' started by dan zepnick, Mar 1, 2020.

  1. dan zepnick

    dan zepnick Well-Known Member

    So I'm going to get a diaper and want to install a oil temp gauge to monitor the temp since it's a full fill with girdle. Where's the best place for the sender in the pan as to not interfere much with the diaper?
     
  2. dan zepnick

    dan zepnick Well-Known Member

  3. BUICKRAT

    BUICKRAT Torque Rules!

    Dan, are you running a bypass line to one of the rear galleys? That's where I am putting my oil temp gauge.
     
  4. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    Be careful putting these senders inline........make sure it doesnt cause too much restriction......I was going to do this in my an6 tranny line but it nearly blocked the entire passage :eek::mad:
     
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  5. BUICKRAT

    BUICKRAT Torque Rules!

    Good info, Ben. Never thought of that.
     
  6. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

    A "sandwich" plate, (between filter housing and filter) would give the temp of oil before starting it's path for oiling. If it is "too hot" before it starts lubricating, that might be the best indication.

    It also should not be any restriction to oil flow.

    Adds about a 1/2 to 3/4 inch to the filter's length.
     
  7. dan zepnick

    dan zepnick Well-Known Member

    Yes I do,but it's only a #6 hose. Didnt see any blocks that small??
     
  8. dan zepnick

    dan zepnick Well-Known Member

    I wonder if system one makes a end plate with a fitting?
     
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  9. MT BUICKNUT

    MT BUICKNUT Well-Known Member

    Mine is in the lower driver side of the pan. The temp tube has been bent over from the diaper. Still works just fine.
    Thanks Rick
     
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  10. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

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  11. dan zepnick

    dan zepnick Well-Known Member

    Got a pic??
     
  12. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    I drilled and tapped an 1/8" not into my postons pan.......never b4 realised how cold I was running my oil. In fall days even with a oil heater and trying to keep the temps near 180.....after 20 or 30 mins in the lanes is down to 140.

    Seems like if I can leave near 160 its 180 after a pass.

    Even with my encapsulated heater if i just leave it on it burns the oil........i use s 500watt heater, tried a 250 watt unit and even after 3 or 4 hrs the oil temp would hardly move the gauge off 100. I wish my pan was flat so I could put one on the outside of it..........but for now its started often to move the oil around so it doesnt burn on the heater and I use a timer on the heater as well

    I hope with the use of my water block heater this will help stabilize the temps more


    My heater and sensor or in fairly close proximity to each other so this might be some of the cause of cool down in the lanes.

    Cant you just run the single wire for the sender up and out the diaper????
     
  13. MT BUICKNUT

    MT BUICKNUT Well-Known Member

    Not handy right now its in the trailer. Let me look I might have a picture some where.
    Thanks Rick
     
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  14. dan zepnick

    dan zepnick Well-Known Member

    Yes I should be able to run that smaller sender and route the wire out of the diaper. On the drivers side of the pan.
     
  15. NH Skylark

    NH Skylark Member

    Where the stock oil pressure sending unit was is where my temp gauge is
     

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