Oil Temperature Sensor Location - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Engine
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 05-07-2011, 08:02 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: BURBANK, CA, 91504
Posts: 3
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Oil Temperature Sensor Location

Is There A Good Reason Why An Oil Temperature Sensor Couldn't Be Mounted In The Oil Pan Drain Plug Besides The Obvious - - - Disconnecting The Sensor Wire When Changing The Oil??? The pan is an extra capacity unit with the plug location on the side.

Last edited by BEAK; 05-07-2011 at 08:19 AM. Reason: ADDITIONAL INFO
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 05-07-2011, 08:44 AM
matts37chev's Avatar
I don't understand?
 

Last journal entry: this is only a test
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Shelton,Wa.
Age: 44
Posts: 2,420
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
i would be afraid it could come apart (dumping the oil out) if somthing hit it
i don't think your pans' plug even has the same type of threads as the sending unit
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 05-07-2011, 03:59 PM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Seattle, Wa
Posts: 6,430
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 3
Thanked 328 Times in 285 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by BEAK
Is There A Good Reason Why An Oil Temperature Sensor Couldn't Be Mounted In The Oil Pan Drain Plug Besides The Obvious - - - Disconnecting The Sensor Wire When Changing The Oil??? The pan is an extra capacity unit with the plug location on the side.
Into the oil pan drain is the typical place to install the sensor to get a bulk oil temp reading. The only other choice is to drop the pan to weld in a bung, which is a lot of work. There really isn't anyplace else such as an oil passage where these things can be screwed in without the sensor's presence interfering with the oil flow inside the engine. If the engine has an oil cooler a line can be tee'd using one side for the sensor to measure the temp of the passing oil. Or you cold put on a cooler adapter but just plumb a loop through a tee fitting to accomplish the same thing.

Bogie
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 05-08-2011, 08:11 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: BURBANK, CA, 91504
Posts: 3
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
So Far, I'm Not Hearing Any Real Down Side For Mounting The Temp Sensor Into The Drain Plug. The Plug Is Out Of The Way (on The Side) And Routing The Wire Would Be Easy. The Only Negative I Can See Is That I'll Lose The Magnetic Insert In The Plug.
Thanks For The Input . . .
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Engine posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Temperature Sensor Posts Sleezie Engine 8 03-05-2011 08:30 PM
temperature sensor location hudley Engine 1 12-20-2006 07:33 PM
BBC Location of Temperature Sensor unstable Engine 5 09-16-2003 11:45 AM
tcoolant temperature sensor removal Glenn56 Engine 1 07-25-2003 08:35 AM
77 chevy engine temperature sensor location??? 77chevy400 Engine 4 07-09-2003 01:51 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.