DIY - Engine Oil Pressure Sensor Replacement/Relocation - Page 2 - Corvette Forum : DigitalCorvettes.com Corvette Forums
 
 
Go Back   Corvette Forum : DigitalCorvettes.com Corvette Forums > C5 Corvette Forums > C5 Corvette - General Discussion
Register Forums Garage Garage Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance Advertise

Notices

C5 Corvette - General Discussion General | Technical | Performance | Aftermarket | Discussions

Other sections:
Corvettes Classifieds
Corvette Detailing & Car Care
Corvette Audio/Video/Radar
General Automotive/Shop/Tools
Corvette Performance Driving/Racing

Shops/Tuners
Custom Image Corvettes
A&A Corvette
Corvette tuner

Interior
Corvette aftermarket products

Insurance



Parts & Products
Race Ramps
Edelbrock
ATI/Procharger
Corvetteguys.com
Melrose Motorsports
Parts Taxi
Airaid
Pfadt Racing
Madvette Motorsports
Hi-tech Custom Concepts
Corvette Garage
Corvette Parts and Accessories
Corvette Car Care Products
Corvette HID

Tracks/Schools
Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving
Corvette driving school

Wheels/Tires
Cray Wheels

Services
BADWERKS.com
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-09-2010, 07:49 PM   #16
Junkman2008
DC Crew
 
Junkman2008's Avatar
 
Posts: 30,448
Member #71977
Member since: Apr 2008
Location: Louisville, KY

My Corvette(s)
2001 Navy Blue Metallic Coupe

Thanks: 281
Thanked 883 Times in 703 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by f55mph View Post
Whats up Junkman good to see you still doing your thing with the DIY's. Are you still doing the detailing thing? If so are you going to Carlisle this year I might have to hit ya up.
I never stopped doing my thing! You need to come visit more often.

I'll be at Carlisle again this year. They asked me to judge the bikini contest. Do you think I would miss that?

Last edited by Junkman2008; 05-05-2012 at 12:50 AM.
Junkman2008 is offline   Quick reply to this message
"Marines - Making the other guy die for his country for over 200 years."
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-09-2010, 09:37 PM   #17
corvettedad
DC Crew
 
corvettedad's Avatar
 
Posts: 451
Member #88023
Member since: Jul 2009
Location: salisbury,N.C., U.S.A.

My Corvette(s)
98 c5 silver

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Very informative!!
corvettedad is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 05-09-2010, 09:41 PM   #18
BigMikeyT88
DC Crew
 
BigMikeyT88's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,471
Member #30242
Member since: Feb 2005
Location: Orlando, Fl

My Corvette(s)
Two in the Garage 2005 Z51, 1984 383ci

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Junkman2008 View Post
Has yours started leaking oil yet?
Yeah a few drops here and there. Think its coming from that unit?
BigMikeyT88 is offline   Quick reply to this message
1999 Torch Red FRC 6 speed, MGW Shifter, C5Z Exhaust, Vararam. 13.10 @ 109

2005-A4 Vararam Intake, and a tune by Jeremy Formato 353RWHP and 354RWTQ
1/4 12.70 @ 110

1984-383ci,Cast Iron Bowtie Block bored to 4.190in. Stock GM crank, PM rods, Mini Ram III Intake, Fastburn Heads,Hot Cam, Richmond Six Speed, Stage 1 clutch, TPIS Headers, 58mm TB, 27lb Injectors, ZR1 Wheels, 315's out back, 275's in front, High Flow Cat, 3.73's,Bilstein Shocks, Tuned by Jeremy Formato, 340RWHP and 350RWTQ

1.73/12.622/109.90
 
Old 05-09-2010, 09:59 PM   #19
Junkman2008
DC Crew
 
Junkman2008's Avatar
 
Posts: 30,448
Member #71977
Member since: Apr 2008
Location: Louisville, KY

My Corvette(s)
2001 Navy Blue Metallic Coupe

Thanks: 281
Thanked 883 Times in 703 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigMikeyT88 View Post
Yeah a few drops here and there. Think its coming from that unit?
No think to it, I know it is. The sensor is supposed to have oil pressure at the bottom of it, pushing against the electronics. Mine had oil all the way through it and when I pulled it out, it was full of oil. Look at all that oil around the sensor itself.





Junkman2008 is offline   Quick reply to this message
"Marines - Making the other guy die for his country for over 200 years."
Old 05-10-2010, 08:19 AM   #20
BigMikeyT88
DC Crew
 
BigMikeyT88's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,471
Member #30242
Member since: Feb 2005
Location: Orlando, Fl

My Corvette(s)
Two in the Garage 2005 Z51, 1984 383ci

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Junkman2008 View Post
No think to it, I know it is. The sensor is supposed to have oil pressure at the bottom of it, pushing against the electronics. Mine had oil all the way through it and when I pulled it out, it was full of oil. Look at all that oil around the sensor itself.
Gotcha if you could PM me the price of the relocation kit that you got from DPE I would definetly like to get this done over the summer.

Thanks buddy!
BigMikeyT88 is offline   Quick reply to this message
1999 Torch Red FRC 6 speed, MGW Shifter, C5Z Exhaust, Vararam. 13.10 @ 109

2005-A4 Vararam Intake, and a tune by Jeremy Formato 353RWHP and 354RWTQ
1/4 12.70 @ 110

1984-383ci,Cast Iron Bowtie Block bored to 4.190in. Stock GM crank, PM rods, Mini Ram III Intake, Fastburn Heads,Hot Cam, Richmond Six Speed, Stage 1 clutch, TPIS Headers, 58mm TB, 27lb Injectors, ZR1 Wheels, 315's out back, 275's in front, High Flow Cat, 3.73's,Bilstein Shocks, Tuned by Jeremy Formato, 340RWHP and 350RWTQ

1.73/12.622/109.90
Old 05-10-2010, 11:05 AM   #21
Junkman2008
DC Crew
 
Junkman2008's Avatar
 
Posts: 30,448
Member #71977
Member since: Apr 2008
Location: Louisville, KY

My Corvette(s)
2001 Navy Blue Metallic Coupe

Thanks: 281
Thanked 883 Times in 703 Posts
Just jump over to their site and click the oil pressure relocation kit link. They were a vendor here but it looks like their little link has disappeared. By the way, it ain't cheap. This kit is made with some high grade aircraft quality parts.
Junkman2008 is offline   Quick reply to this message
"Marines - Making the other guy die for his country for over 200 years."
Old 05-10-2010, 06:03 PM   #22
Lt.PewterC5
DC Crew
 
Lt.PewterC5's Avatar
 
Posts: 21
Member #99569
Member since: Feb 2010
Location: Phoenix, AZ.

My Corvette(s)
2000 c5 convertible

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks for your time & attention to detail on this write-up.
I have been putting this job off for two months, but seeing you tackle it & your desire to share it with others, has given me the
courage to try it myself. In fact, I'm know looking forward to doing it.
Thanks...
Lt.PewterC5 is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 05-10-2010, 06:26 PM   #23
Junkman2008
DC Crew
 
Junkman2008's Avatar
 
Posts: 30,448
Member #71977
Member since: Apr 2008
Location: Louisville, KY

My Corvette(s)
2001 Navy Blue Metallic Coupe

Thanks: 281
Thanked 883 Times in 703 Posts
Let me know how it goes, especially if you run across anything incorrect!
Junkman2008 is offline   Quick reply to this message
"Marines - Making the other guy die for his country for over 200 years."
Old 05-10-2010, 10:29 PM   #24
Choreo
DC Crew
 
Choreo's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,349
Member #56229
Member since: Jan 2007
Location: Midland, Texas

My Corvette(s)
2001 Coupe

Thanks: 15
Thanked 27 Times in 26 Posts
Great write-up as always, and one picture is worth 1000 words.



Reminded me of why I deployed my hole-saw!
Choreo is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 05-11-2010, 01:33 AM   #25
Junkman2008
DC Crew
 
Junkman2008's Avatar
 
Posts: 30,448
Member #71977
Member since: Apr 2008
Location: Louisville, KY

My Corvette(s)
2001 Navy Blue Metallic Coupe

Thanks: 281
Thanked 883 Times in 703 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Choreo View Post
Great write-up as always, and one picture is worth 1000 words.

Reminded me of why I deployed my hole-saw!

Junkman2008 is offline   Quick reply to this message
"Marines - Making the other guy die for his country for over 200 years."
Old 05-11-2010, 11:24 AM   #26
PSU 98
DC Crew
 
PSU 98's Avatar
 
Posts: 389
Member #91389
Member since: Sep 2009
Location: Schuylkill County PA

My Corvette(s)
2003 Corvette

Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Great write-up AJ. Stuff like this is priceless to those who need it.
PSU 98 is offline   Quick reply to this message
2003 Chevrolet Corvette
2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS/RS
1987 Buick Grand National
Old 05-11-2010, 11:31 AM   #27
Junkman2008
DC Crew
 
Junkman2008's Avatar
 
Posts: 30,448
Member #71977
Member since: Apr 2008
Location: Louisville, KY

My Corvette(s)
2001 Navy Blue Metallic Coupe

Thanks: 281
Thanked 883 Times in 703 Posts
Yea, I was waiting on somebody else to do it!
Junkman2008 is offline   Quick reply to this message
"Marines - Making the other guy die for his country for over 200 years."
Old 05-11-2010, 07:38 PM   #28
dkshrk
DC Crew
 
dkshrk's Avatar
 
Posts: 360
Member #69118
Member since: Jan 2008
Location: Roanoke/Virginia/US

My Corvette(s)
99 BLACK FRC (RIP), 2003 BLK MOD RED Z06

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Junkman2008 View Post
At this point, you are ready to reassemble every thing. Just take it backwards from step 35. I will repost this information about the manifold bolts:

a) Tighten the intake manifold bolts a first pass in sequence to 5 Nm (44 lb in).

b)Tighten the intake manifold bolts a final pass in sequence to 10 Nm (89 lb in).



Here are some other tightening specifications that you will need during reassembly:
  • Tighten the PCV pipe strap nut to 12 Nm (106 lb in).
  • If removed, tighten the throttle body bolts to 10 Nm (89 lb in).


My dash is no longer lying to me:








Notice that I mounted my gauge using one of the screws from the coil packs. The cool thing about the setup is that the gauge under the hood is BEFORE the sensor so the reading it takes is always true. If the sensor goes bad again, That gauge will not be affected, only the dash gauge and DIC will read improperly.


Well there she is folks. The mother of all EOP sensor threads! It took me about 5 days to write this but I know a lot of guys who were scared to tackle it because of the unknown. If I can do it, anyone can because I don't know crap about working on cars. However, I can follow directions. That was one thing you learn to do when you become one of Uncle Sam's Misguided Children.






The Junkman






Great write up. I was going to be doing this in the next 3wks as my sensor has been out since last year. This will make it that much easier. I'll have to look into the relocation kit.
HOORAH DD!!
dkshrk is offline   Quick reply to this message
Robert J Hale
Semper Fi

DRKSHRK 1999 black FRC (RIP MAR 22 2008)
Z06 wheels, 180 degree Thermostat

PHLHRSE 2003 BLACK MOD RED Z06
VARARAM INTAKE
Old 05-11-2010, 10:24 PM   #29
Junkman2008
DC Crew
 
Junkman2008's Avatar
 
Posts: 30,448
Member #71977
Member since: Apr 2008
Location: Louisville, KY

My Corvette(s)
2001 Navy Blue Metallic Coupe

Thanks: 281
Thanked 883 Times in 703 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by dkshrk View Post
Great write up. I was going to be doing this in the next 3wks as my sensor has been out since last year. This will make it that much easier. I'll have to look into the relocation kit.
HOORAH DD!!
Let me know how it goes jarhead. If it works for you then it has been Marine proofed!
Junkman2008 is offline   Quick reply to this message
"Marines - Making the other guy die for his country for over 200 years."
Old 05-17-2010, 12:39 PM   #30
SaltyDog
 
SaltyDog's Avatar
 
Posts: 74
Member #85077
Member since: May 2009
Location: Ninilchik Alaska

My Corvette(s)
2008 Black Coupe

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
AJ-
Fantastic write up. My gauge just started giving me a false reading. So I am gonna give your write up a shot.

So far all your excellent write ups have saved me tons of time. I appreciate your generous sharing of info.

Gonna tackle this as soon as I order the relocator. Did your valve cover fit over the gauge on the engine?

Thanks from the old dog....
Jim
SaltyDog is offline   Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Closed Thread

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Corvette Forum : DigitalCorvettes.com Corvette Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (12 CHARACTERS MAXIMUM), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
City / State / Country?
Where you live
What kind of Corvette(s) do you own?
This field is not required.
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may 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

Forum Jump

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:36 AM.




Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2003-2011, DigitalCorvettes.com - All Rights Reserved