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Old 10-19-2007, 03:43 PM
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oil temp gauge

Where do you plug in an oil temperature gauge on a SBC? A guy near me has a brand new one for sale for $5 so I figured might as well put it in..

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oil pressure guage..........

HI,guage goes in back of the block,close to the distributer,you will need a brass fitting.
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so I should tee it in with my oil pressure gauge? I figured the oil up there wouldn't be as hot because its not really flowing.
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Most of the kits I've seen for an oil temp gauge use a T in the line to the oil cooler, or in the line to a remote filter.

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HI,guage goes in back of the block,close to the distributer,you will need a brass fitting.
Do'nt think so, The options are this, first as far as I can find there are no electrical oil temp gage/sender (motor) available, second you are probably aware that the temp probe on a mechanical gage is on the large side. So here are the choices, if you have a remote oil filter you could tap into that line with a T and using some pipe hardware engineer it, the only other place would be to remove the oil pan plug and install the probe there.......... however this will work best with an oil pan that has the drain plug on the side, example: street/strip oil pan. The install of this gage takes a little thought and wrenching but defiantly not impossible.
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Yeah I guess the best would be to put a bung in the side of the pan, seems like too much trouble though.
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Do'nt think so, The options are this, first as far as I can find there are no electrical oil temp gage/sender (motor) available
WRONG . autometer has an electrical oil temp gauge. i have it on my engine. the sender is in the pan.
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put it in the pan

i have a big block chevy that i put an oil temperature guage on. i tried to tee it off the oil pressure guage and it didnt work. i dont think the oil pressure in the line to the pressure guage circulates while the engine is running (?). either way, i put a bung in the oil pan on the passenger side, mainly because the tubing (mechanical auto meter) would clear everything better. now the guage works perfect!
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