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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:28 am    Post subject: Options for oil pressure sender position. Reply with quote

Im struggling for room in the timing cover. There are two spaces, but the sender is quite large. Any other options on the RV8 for oil pressure sender location.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could you fit a pipe in the sender hole so you could fit the sender somewhere else?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did this:


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Options for oil pressure sender position. Reply with quote

jenko wrote:
Im struggling for room in the timing cover. There are two spaces, but the sender is quite large. Any other options on the RV8 for oil pressure sender location.


Exactly which engine/oil pump/filter housing etc, and where is space a problem on your setup ?

And which sensor are you using ?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can see just see the sender in this pic, it hits the alternator bracket and also , the send is a 1/4npt rather than an m12, so I need to add in an adapter. the sender is very large, but I really need to use it to match to the smiths gauges.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could put it on a Tee in the filter or cooler pipes. If you are not using a cooler then the outlet below the cover could be used but it will read slight more as your filter becomes clogged. TVR use this location. It's M20 thread.
Just as a comment on your layout, the belt tensioner is on the wrong side of the engine and will tend to loosen the belt tension under load.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used something like this

http://www.ratsport.com/PBSCProduct.asp?ItmID=9611764

then just made a bracket to hold the sender in a different location....

worked a treat, with the standard VDO oil pressure sender I have.



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just remote mount it on a short piece of flexible hose.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the same issue.

I found a swivel elbow which would screw into the block, and which had enough metal on the other end to cut off and drill and tap to suit an adaptor which the sensor would screw into. There’s just enough room for everything to fit, but it’s tight… The photo shows the two elbows I bought (just in case) with the upper unmodified, and the lower showing the internal tapping for the adaptor.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the ideas, I think I may have a solution now. the timing cover has m12 plugs, BUT...the actual thread in the timing cover appears to be bigger (possibly M14), This means that the 1/4inch NPT thread of the sender actually does fit (although only about 4 thread will go in)...I think this with some ptfe tape and locktite, should be ok.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DEVONMAN wrote:
Just as a comment on your layout, the belt tensioner is on the wrong side of the engine and will tend to loosen the belt tension under load.


This is 100% correct and cannot be put onto the right hand side. See my posts on http://www.v8forum.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=14143&start=75

When you see what happens when you blip the throttle the belt goes very slack indeed. I've now made up a fixed jockey wheel and it appears to have reduced my cooling issues - but think I need an oil cooler!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

richardpope50 wrote:
DEVONMAN wrote:
Just as a comment on your layout, the belt tensioner is on the wrong side of the engine and will tend to loosen the belt tension under load.


This is 100% correct and cannot be put onto the right hand side. See my posts on http://www.v8forum.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=14143&start=75

When you see what happens when you blip the throttle the belt goes very slack indeed. I've now made up a fixed jockey wheel and it appears to have reduced my cooling issues - but think I need an oil cooler!


Completely agree....What's not obvious is the tensioner on the right (as you are looking at the engine) is not actually acting as a tensioner (the actual tensioner is in the usual place on the left. The one you are referring is not under any load...it's just acting as an up and over pulley. (hope that makes sense).
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