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Old 08/24/2004, 06:59 PM   #1
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Oil Sending Unit

Am replacing my electrical gauges with mechanical gauges. Temperature sending unit was no problem but, am having trouble getting the oil sending unit to break loose from the oil filter housing. Have tried PB Blaster, impact wrench with specific ford tool for removing sending unit. Have even tried heating unit with a torch. No luck so far. Anyone have any suggestions? It's a big block 390. Really don't want to buy a whole new unit if I don't have to.

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Old 08/24/2004, 07:47 PM   #2
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Sounds like you're going to be buying a new one but you might try removing the housing from the block and soaking it in Kerosene or Diesel for a few days. Don't smoke around it! ;D It might just get into the threads and allow the sender to move.
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Old 08/26/2004, 08:35 PM   #3
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Re:Oil Sending Unit

[quote author=n.id.steve link=board=1;threadid=1067;start=0#msg5909 date=1093402079]
Sounds like you're going to be buying a new one but you might try removing the housing from the block and soaking it in Kerosene or Diesel for a few days. Don't smoke around it! ;D It might just get into the threads and allow the sender to move.
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[/quote]

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Thanks for the suggestions. Didn't soak it in Kerosene but, did put it into some gasoline, then dried it off and heated the fitting and it finally broke loose. Thanks again. PS: Trust me I didn't smoke around it either.

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Old 08/27/2004, 05:16 PM   #4
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Glad you got it apart and your eyebrows are intact. 8)
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Old 01/29/2008, 09:41 PM   #5
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on a 302 engine, where will the oil pressure sending unit be?
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Old 01/30/2008, 05:51 AM   #6
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It's on a piece of hexagon pipe sticking out of the block by the fuel pump.

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Old 01/30/2008, 07:29 AM   #7
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do I reach it from under the car? is it like under the air conditioning compressor? do I need to remove anything to get to it??
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Old 01/30/2008, 08:12 AM   #8
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Don, I finally QUIT SMOKING in October. I highly recommend it. LOL Mike
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Old 01/30/2008, 08:13 PM   #9
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Here is a picture. If I remember correctly the power steering pump is the greatest problem.
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Old 02/01/2008, 06:01 PM   #10
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is this end suppose to have a wire connector connect to it?
in my car it is just bare, nothing connect to it, just like the picture.
This is a new one I bought, was going to replace the old one.
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Old 02/01/2008, 07:31 PM   #11
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is this end suppose to have a wire connector connect to it?
in my car it is just bare, nothing connect to it, just like the picture.
This is a new one I bought, was going to replace the old one.
That is your oil pressure sending unit, and yes it should have the oil gauge wire hooked up to it. Casey

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Old 02/01/2008, 07:48 PM   #12
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Find the plug, plug it back in, now back to business, Thanks a lot!!!
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