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oil pressure sender and temp sender - where they at?

Hi all,

Where is the oil pressure and temp sender located on a 351C. I bought some guages and not sure how to hook them up.

I am told i may need to buy a oil pressure sender and temp sender unit.

I have an oil pressure sender from a EB falcon, will it fit? also will a temp sender froma eb falcon fit a 351C?

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Re: oil pressure sender and temp sender - where they at?

Temp is at the front of the engine above the water pump on the driverside.

Oils at the back behind the manifold

[edit]the EB sender may fit. It can't hurt to try it out. Just make sure the threads the same. I bet it is.

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Re: oil pressure sender and temp sender - where they at?

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Hi all,

Where is the oil pressure and temp sender located on a 351C. I bought some guages and not sure how to hook them up.

I am told i may need to buy a oil pressure sender and temp sender unit.

I have an oil pressure sender from a EB falcon, will it fit? also will a temp sender froma eb falcon fit a 351C?

thanks
Hi,

Check the packaging the Gauges came in - the sender units are normally part of the kit.
I'm guessing that they are Electrical Gauges so I wouldn't think that connecting them to just any sender would give very accurate readings.

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I'm guessing that they are Electrical Gauges so I wouldn't think that connecting them to just any sender would give very accurate readings.
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Spot on. And XE temp sender won't work on an XD. All to do with
the ohms and the setup. Some work exactly oposite unfortunatly.
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g`day
i remember that the XB - XC clevos had a different sender for the oil guage than for the standard low pressure warning light.
you should be able to get a guage type sender from any VDO agent.
if you want to run both the light and the gauge you can buy a brass T piece and use both senders.
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i remember that the XB - XC clevos had a different sender for the oil guage than for the standard low pressure warning light.
you should be able to get a guage type sender from any VDO agent.
if you want to run both the light and the gauge you can buy a brass T piece and use both senders.
good luck
Thats exactly how I have mine with the T piece

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i am useing the T piece to run a mechanical guage and the factory guage
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Re: oil pressure sender and temp sender - where they at?

g day, picked up a VDO oil pressue sender...havent hooked it up to the autometre gaage yet, only to the low oil pressure light in the dash.

with the sender in there, the oil pressure light is on all the time...is this normal?
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g day, picked up a VDO oil pressue sender...havent hooked it up to the autometre gaage yet, only to the low oil pressure light in the dash.

with the sender in there, the oil pressure light is on all the time...is this normal?
It is when you hook a sender up designed for use with a rise/fall gauage.

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It is when you hook a sender up designed for use with a rise/fall gauage.
ok thanks all - you have been very helpful.

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