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September 28, 2015, 02:26 PM #25

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Originally posted by Igor
You will have to relocate the sending unit then. If the alternator is hitting it I don't think there is much you can do to make it fit. can you take a quick pic and post it up?
I'll wait to take a picture because it is a real pain to get this alternator back in its spot and I just got it off again.
I have piston ring getting me a few different angled street elbow fittings so that I can try to angle in below the alternator, but I am thinking I might need to relocate.
Which leads me to the next question of where can I get the proper relocation lines? It has to be 1/8 male on one end, 1/8 female on the other
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    September 28, 2015, 02:55 PM #26

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    Originally posted by Electro
    I'll wait to take a picture because it is a real pain to get this alternator back in its spot and I just got it off again.
    I have piston ring getting me a few different angled street elbow fittings so that I can try to angle in below the alternator, but I am thinking I might need to relocate.
    Which leads me to the next question of where can I get the proper relocation lines? It has to be 1/8 male on one end, 1/8 female on the other


    Here's a good DIY. http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2301886

    Looks like he just used a Grease Gun Hose and some 1/8" npt fittings and made his own. It says he got everything from Home Depot but that is in the states so you might be limited here. There were a couple of shops that sold these fittings but i can't remember off the top of my head.

    @alexatwork21 @Nirusan do you happen to know where to go for fittings?
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      September 28, 2015, 02:57 PM #27

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      Originally posted by Igor
      Here's a good DIY. http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2301886

      Looks like he just used a Grease Gun Hose and some 1/8" npt fittings and made his own. It says he got everything from Home Depot but that is in the states so you might be limited here. There were a couple of shops that sold these fittings but i can't remember off the top of my head.

      @alexatwork21 @Nirusan do you happen to know where to go for fittings?

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        September 28, 2015, 03:02 PM #28

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        Originally posted by Igor
         

        Genius! That is a great idea! I will give that a shot if the street elbow doesn't fit.
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          September 28, 2015, 06:09 PM #29

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          Arg! Even with the 90 fitting it is about an 1/8 of an inch short from having the belt loop on properly. I guess I will have to try the hose route tomorrow.
          I thought I had it with this 90 fitting. There was so much more clearance, but it's just a smidge big
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            Like I said before, itll fit under there sitting upright if you just modify the alternator housing slightly. I took a dremmel to one of the fin type looking things and ground it away enough to fit. If you dont wanna do that then you'll have to relocate it.
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              September 30, 2015, 10:54 PM #31

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              Alright. It's all installed via the hose relocation method. Worked awesome to do it that way.
              Wired everything up, and the gauge is just sitting at zero. I know it's not that there isn't any power going to it because the lights go on. I checked the lines, and there are no leaks anywhere.

              Thoughts? Is it possible that it will take more than a drive around the block to pressurise it through the hose?
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                October 01, 2015, 05:26 PM #32

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                Figured it out...
                Because I did the hose relocation method, there was no actual ground for the sensor anymore. If it had been screwed in directly to the block it would have been grounded.
                I ran a ground on it and now it works perfectly! Thanks to everyone who gave tips and suggestions. Much appreciated. @Igor I'd rep you, but I have to spread the love first.

                This job way much more complicated than I first thought. Such is car modding...
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                  October 01, 2015, 05:35 PM #33

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                  Originally posted by Electro
                  Figured it out...
                  Because I did the hose relocation method, there was no actual ground for the sensor anymore. If it had been screwed in directly to the block it would have been grounded.
                  I ran a ground on it and now it works perfectly! Thanks to everyone who gave tips and suggestions. Much appreciated. @Igor I'd rep you, but I have to spread the love first.

                  This job way much more complicated than I first thought. Such is car modding...

                  Glad you got it all figured out!
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                    October 02, 2015, 08:10 AM #34

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                    Just thought I'd toss a picture in to show. The spot in the middle is for the wideband... But I'm thinking it might be a while until I get that installed. Anyone have any diy gauge hole plug ideas?
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                      October 02, 2015, 08:58 AM #35

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                      Originally posted by Electro


                      Just thought I'd toss a picture in to show. The spot in the middle is for the wideband... But I'm thinking it might be a while until I get that installed. Anyone have any diy gauge hole plug ideas?
                      Nice. Maybe you could help me with mine, lol.

                      Perhaps some kind of clock would fit there in the meantime?

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                        October 02, 2015, 05:24 PM #36

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                        Haha! Good eye. I did not notice that before.
                        If you need a hand with anything just let me know
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                          October 06, 2015, 04:27 AM #37

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                          Nice! Where did you get that gauge pod?

                            October 06, 2015, 09:37 PM #38

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                            Just the $40 eBay one. I'm not overly impressed with the fit and finish of it. I wanted the cf one, but I couldn't bring myself to spend $150 on a gauge pod. I'm thinking I might bondo it, reshape it a bit and then wrap it in vinyl to match the interior brushed steel look
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                              November 12, 2015, 09:23 AM #39

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                              I know the OP has solved the install of the sender problem, but as I just did this job I thought I would post a pic of my solution and let others know I have a supply of 1/8"BSPT to -4AN adapters to make this easier. This fitting is generally not in stock in town and will help with oil gauge installs on Japanese vehicles.



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