Is this a temp sensor?

Discussion in 'Mech Tech' started by nobayinhell, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. The blue thing in the side of the block, next to the socket. The engine was rebuilt and full flowed before my ownership so I presume its a temp sensor fitted at the same time.

    I have a remote oil filter head that can also accept an oil temp sensor, so also interested in any views on which position is more useful/accurate.

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  2. Looks like an oil pressure switch to me
     
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  3. Brilliant, thanks for that. I don't have a wiring loom so I hadn't got as far as thinking about wiring to the oil light etc.
     
  4. You can put the oil temperature sensor in the filter head . Will that engine have a doghouse cooler fitted ? Even if it has an off board cooler too , the doghouse cooler is useful as it can cope with 100% of the cooling at idle, then the offboard cooler can be smaller. In any case if you have an offboard cooler planned its worth fitting that with a thermostatic bypass valve so the engine warms up on cold days, and boils out the water in the oil.
     
  5. Yes, based on your posts actually Mike. It has a remote oil filter with mocal thermostatic sandwich plate to a 12 row cooler. Will retain the doghouse cooler as seems to be advisable. Oil filter head already tapped for a temp sensor.
     

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