Adding an oil pressure and oil temp gauge to my 240

Discussion in 'Volvo 240' started by Arnold Perez, Jan 25, 2004.

  1. Arnold Perez

    Arnold Perez Guest

    Hi there !!, While visiting my local scrap yard, I picked up a 3 bar oil
    pressure gauge complete with the sender and the 45 degree elbow adapter, so
    it clears the alternator. This sender has provisions for the low oil
    warning light. I want to add an oil temperature gauge, I understand that
    the sender would be located in the oil drain plug, I have looked for a
    sender with the 3/4" X16 thread as the oil drain plug, but can not find one.
    I have 3 options now:

    1-Find a smaller (VDO compatible) sender and thread it into the oil drain
    plug.
    2-Find an original oil temp sender (Volvo only item) 1307535-3 ?
    3-Make like an oil distribution block and connect all the sensors on the
    same spot.

    Which way should I go ?

    Thanks

    arnold_perez13 at verizon dot net

    please forgive the anti-spam, real address above.
     
    Arnold Perez, Jan 25, 2004
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  2. Arnold Perez

    William Liao Guest

    Get the Volvo original. It was only AU$80 (US$60) from memory.
    _________________
    Will
    '90 Volvo 744 GLT
    B230F converted to B230FB (531 Head & VX3 Cam)
     
    William Liao, Jan 25, 2004
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    Mike F Guest

    You won't get a proper temperature reading at the pressure connection.
    The temperature sender needs to be in the oil pan.

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    Mike F.
    Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.

    NOTE: new address!!
    Replace tt with t (twice!) and remove parentheses to email me directly.
    (But I check the newsgroup more often than this email address.)
     
    Mike F, Jan 26, 2004
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  4. Arnold Perez

    arnold Guest

    Eexcellent!! I was able to get a quote on the 1307535 of $34.63 and will
    order it and install it in the oil pan. Thanks for your help.

    Arnold
     
    arnold, Jan 27, 2004
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