"Fool" the OEM Oil Pressure Gauge?

Discussion in 'Mustang Chit Chat' started by 1950StangJump$, May 22, 2020.

  1. Dino Dino Bambino

    Dino Dino Bambino I have a red car

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    If you mean a "ghost cam" tune, that already exists for some cars.
     
  2. kerrynzl

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    I've never heard of them before [I only play with race cars] So I did a search.

    Only wankers would use something like that, along with plastic "Brembo" calliper covers and big bore exhaust tips.
    The automotive equivalent of "stuffing a sock down your pants"

    Thanks for enlightening me.....I didn't realize how out of touch I am with stupid trends
     
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  3. Juice

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    Ghost cam is old news. Decel "burble" is the new trend. lol
     
  4. DieHarder

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    StangJump,

    Where did you mount the remote filter and how did you run the lines? Do you have any pics you can post? I have a new MMR block kit w/remote filter and I'm trying to figure out how to mount the remote filter portion and the best routing for the oil lines. Best I can figure I'll need to manufacture a standoff/mount and run the oil lines out of the block; in front of and over the water hose; then under the driver side frame and ahead of wheel well. At least that seems the most logical setup. Just wondering if others approached it differently and what the attachment to the frame looks like.

    If you/anyone can share pics or point me to a completed setup/instructions for a 2006 Mustang I'd appreciate it.

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  5. 1950StangJump$

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    LOL, I am facing this dilemma now.

    Like you are considering, I want to mount it on the frame rail under the driver's headlight - right in front of the wheel well. That way, a simple drop of the belly pan will leave easy access with no drip on anything. The only risk there is that a minor fender bender in that area will leave you with no oil pressure quickly.

    I have to wait though . . . ordered a large intercooler pump that will also go on the frame rail, and I want to make sure there is room for both. If the IC pump takes up all the room, I'm not sure what my next option will be. There is room on the opposite side by the windshield washer tank, but that's a long way to bring the hoses.
     
  6. DieHarder

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    I already moved my heat exchanger water pump to the passenger side frame rail right at the rear of the bumper and it fits fine but I have a really small unit though it moves enough water for my DOB setup and 3/4" lines. I simply turned the pump around and instead of pulling water through the H/E it now pushes water through. Not ideal but I felt I needed the extra room for the oil lines. If that doesn't turn out to be the case it's a simple matter to change things back to the way they were. I'll try to get you some pics.

    The MMR oil filter feed lines come in from the top and will require extra overhead room. Would be an easier installation if the unit fed in through the side. If I can't make it work to my satisfaction I'll look at ordering a side feed filter mount. Only issue is finding one with the correct threads for the stock OEM filter.
     
  7. 1950StangJump$

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    I bought some 45 degree AN fittings to allow some more flexibility coming off the filter. If installed on the drivers side rail by the wheel well, this would allow for me to go up with the lines by the antilock brakes control and under the CAI.

    Again, assuming I have enough room on that rail
     
  8. DieHarder

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    Just mocked it up; that route works well (though I need to run two oil lines through there to be sure). I found the 90's fit perfectly but you'll need to mount the oil filter mount such that the lines will run under the antilock bracket (without hitting it) and then over or under (likely over) the aircond line then behind the steering pump. I'd like to run it under but don't want to kink anything. Your 45's will probably come in handy for the block lines. I might do the same thing if it appears they'll work better. Of course I'll have to reroute some of the headlight wiring harness but that's easy.

    Other option of course is run them down, under and around the other side but I'll need different AN fittings for the filter mount and my water pump and lines will be in the way. Overall, appears the other route will work just fine. Right now the adapter is stuck on the rail with double sided tape. For mounting I'll probably use Rivet Nuts. I've found they actually work quite well.
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    Here's a couple of pics: Orientation (left frame rail looking up).

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  9. DieHarder

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    Ran the lines both over and under the aircond line. They work either way. The difficulty will be clearing the bend in the large water hose. It may clear just fine on towards the front or it might take some combination of 30/45/60/90 AN fittings to clear or route them under the rail and around to the outside of the rail as discussed earlier though that would less than optimal for mounting the water pump.
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  10. DieHarder

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    Ain't this a bummer. The entire reason I bought the remote filter setup was to gain a couple more sensor outlets for oil pressure & temp in addition to the stock oil pressure. Come to find out I could have avoided all of the cost and hassle if I'd only known about this little bugger. Add a stainless steel extension hose and I could have done already for less than $30. Somewhat mickey mouse I suppose but I could have hidden it well. Geez...

    https://www.glowshiftdirect.com/1-8-27-npt-t-fitting-sensor-thread-adapter/

    Live and learn. ;D

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  11. 1950StangJump$

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    Well, as much as I ain't an MMR fan, the relocation kit is high quality
     
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  12. Midlife Crises

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    When I added a oil pressure gauge to my 2010 GT I just screwed a tee into the hole in the oil filter adapter where the factory pressure sensor goes. Pressure sensor on one side and sending unit on the other..
     
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  13. 1950StangJump$

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    I ended up deleting my wiper fluid tank and mounting on the pax side rail under the headlight. Used 90 degree AN fittings off the engine and some hose separators for aesthetics. Secured the hoses to the BMR radiator support. Very pleased with it.

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  14. DieHarder

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    Nice install. I like it. I'll probably end up mounting mine on the driver's side and running the lines as discussed. Since it only makes sense to install an oil cooler and thermostat I'll like do that as well but will save it for a fall/winter project. The primary goal was to gain enough ports to add an extra oil pressure and temp gauge which I ended up doing with a T-fitting for now. I also added air inlet/outlet air temp gauges for the supercharger. I was going to add a water temp gauge for the intercooler but ended up using it for the engine instead. According to the new gauge my water temps run around 210 on average which I think is rather hi since I'm running a 160 deg thermostat but I've never had any overheating problems.

    Like your engine bay. Obviously, you have a lot more time than I do to work on your car or you're more of a perfectionist than I am. Either way, I salute your work; it's gorgeous.
     
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  15. Waakeeen

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    Wondering if anyone is watching this thread but question does anyone know of a plug and play oil pressure gauge? I don’t want to tap the oil id rather replace the current sensor with an actual sensor that reads pressure.
     
  16. MrBhp

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    Holy necro-thread Batman! Pull the sensor, install tee, thread in old sensor and new fitting for mechanical gauge.
     
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  17. Macman45

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    This. Don’t reinvent the wheel. Tee off to an autometer gauge or whatever your favorite aftermarket gauge is.
     
  18. 07 Boss

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    Your thermostat has nothing to do with how hot your engine runs.
     
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  19. MrBhp

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    And down the rabbit hole we go...:asshat:
     
  20. DieHarder

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    Yeah, I hear ya. No overheating problems to speak of so I don't worry about. Once the fan kicks on it cools down about 10 - 12 deg but highly dependent on time of year. If it gets really cold out it'll run less than 160. I keep her in the garage most of the time until spring and fairer weather. 2' of snow outside right now and the salt is so thick you can skate on it. Almost spun out on an on ramp last winter; lesson learned.
     
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