Oil sending unit wont clear motor mount bracket?? - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 03-22-2016, 11:56 PM
Thread Starter
  #1
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 16
Oil sending unit wont clear motor mount bracket??

So I had a guy (who turned out to be horrible I should have done it myself, have spend almost a year cleaning up all his short cuts) put a new engine in my 97 2.5L. He had a brass manifold on where sending unit goes with a hose so you could run a manual gauge (wasn't sure until now why he decided to run the hose when i didnt have a manual gauge). Also it was a 3 port manifold and he had i guess jb welded one port shut which had a little oil around it that i noticed while doing motor mounts so i thought what the hell i clean it up and return it the way it should go. I Got all the old crap out and went to put on oil sending unit and it cant go on strait because engine mount bracket is in the way... I went and got a new one just to see and same thing. So What has he done? wrong motor mount brackets? could he have just put on wrong side? im a little lost here.

thawk4560 is offline   Quote
Old 03-23-2016, 12:33 AM
Thread Starter
  #2
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 16
I got it set up with a 1/4 inch 90 degree I had laying around the shop. oil sender is strait up and down not sure if that matters. I guess good enough to drive for now but any information to get it back to factory specs would be great thanks.

thawk4560 is offline   Quote
Old 04-23-2016, 10:31 AM   #3
Newb
 
Carlito93's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 6
I have a 2005 SE and I'm running into the same issue with my Oil Sensor. I want the name of the engineer who came up with the idea that the sensor should be installed between an engine mount so i can hunt him down and kick his ass.
__________________
"There is no safety this side of the grave." - Jubal Harshaw
Carlito93 is offline   Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-23-2016, 02:22 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
TJ4Jim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Brookings, Oregon
Posts: 3,136
Quote:
Originally Posted by thawk4560 View Post
I got it set up with a 1/4 inch 90 degree I had laying around the shop. oil sender is strait up and down not sure if that matters. I guess good enough to drive for now but any information to get it back to factory specs would be great thanks.
Nothing wrong with that setup.
__________________
1999 Wrangler Chili Pepper Red

If you come to a fork in the road take it.
TJ4Jim is offline   Quote
Old 04-24-2016, 10:00 AM   #5
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Suffolk, Virginia
Posts: 262
Quote:
Originally Posted by Carlito93 View Post
I have a 2005 SE and I'm running into the same issue with my Oil Sensor. I want the name of the engineer who came up with the idea that the sensor should be installed between an engine mount so i can hunt him down and kick his ass.
As a psychologist, I can't help asking how this makes you feel.
2004CSOTP is offline   Quote
Old 04-24-2016, 01:24 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
Big Bad John's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Dallas TX
Posts: 232
The original fitting is I believe a 90° brass elbow. When I was replacing my sender the elbow actually snapped off on the block. I ended up going to home depot and taking the fitting to match up some new plumbing. They have (high priced) brass fittings that work. I ended up getting a 90° to replace the broken one, a t fitting and a block off plug. This way, the sender is positioned out of the way of any mounts and I have the option to add a mechanical gauge at some point if I want to. I don't remember the size but just use the existing fitting for sizing and Teflon tape when installing.

__________________
Whether something is a success or failure is partially a matter of perspective. If you still have most of your fingers and/or toes, at least one eyebrow and are still above ground - well you'r not doing too bad!
Big Bad John is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, Gladiator, Mopar and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to FCA US LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with FCA US LLC.