Anyone know where the oil pressure sending unit/switch is?
I'm researching oil pressure gauges.
I'm resigned to removing and drilling and tapping the intercooler piping if I want a boost gauge but from what I can tell that would be for entertainment purposes only.
Seems like oil pressure and oil temp would be more useful.
Speaking of oil temp, does the Cooper S have an oil thermostat for the oil cooler or does it flow all the time?
Last edited by jmardy; Aug 20th, 2002 at 08:40 PM.
The Factory pressure sending unit is screwed into the oil filter housing assembly. The actual spot is under the headers, in a small spot between the header heatsheild and some sub frame piece. Removing it requires a deep socket, (Forgot the size??) Rather than have everyone fight the removal of the O.E. switch, We removes the oil filter cap, Tapped it and installed the sending unit there. It is much simpler, requires no crawling under the mini. All of our kits use electric gauges, not mechanical. Mechanical is O.K. but I'm not a big fan of having 100 P.S.I. of oil pressure in the passenger compartment.
Most all of the name brand gauge manufacturers built some pretty accurate units now days. Even if they are a few degrees off. It's not the exact temp that is important, but that you know the difference between what was normal and what is now a low pressure situation, or over heated temp.
We should have ready to ship product in a few weeks.
I just purchased the BMP Deluxe Boost and Oil pres pod
Just want to know if were we drill a hole ? if its on the aluminim oil filter cap does the BMP provide the correct fitting? next I read somewhere but cant find it that he purchased an Oil Filter cap that has a hole for the sensor....whats the part number and where do i get it?
If I cant get that part is it safe to drill a hole there since its subjected to so much pressure wont it leak??
Cooper S Chili Red hood stripes 17 inch BBS, Other car Subaru WRX 02
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