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post #31 of 35 (permalink) Old 01-07-2019, 12:29 PM Thread Starter
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The leak from the sender is on the drivers side of the block, from the low oil (idiot light) sender, the sender had a single spade connector with one wire running to it....i don't think it needs a washer...

What's a helicoil?


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The leak from the sender is on the drivers side of the block, from the low oil (idiot light) sender, the sender had a single spade connector with one wire running to it....i don't think it needs a washer...

What's a helicoil?


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OK, understand.
No washer required on that one

A helicoil is a metal replacement insert thread, but you'll likely get away with sealant on the idiot light.
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OK, understand.

No washer required on that one



A helicoil is a metal replacement insert thread, but you'll likely get away with sealant on the idiot light.


Hopefully it will hold with sealer!


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I don't understand the comment.

"A helicoil is a metal replacement insert thread, but you'll likely get away with sealant on the idiot light. "

The oil pressure at the sending unit is the same as at the "idiot light".

A helicoil is the way to go but you don't want to get drill or tap shaving to get into the sump. This might not be a real problem because all the oil has to go through the filer before it goes to the bearings. I have seem guys put heavy grease on the drill bit and tap. Going really slow and cleaning out the shavings and regreasing every few seconds of drill/taping will help.

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a. Do a Google on the word "idiot".
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b. Do the same for the word "moron" for a more extensive definition .

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I said he'll "likely" get away with sealant (as long as the threads are not so far gone, that the sender turns round 'n round by hand)

different to the oil pressure sender, the 'low oil pressure warning sender' ( that's a better name) has tapered threads, which seal as you screw the item in (hence no need for a copper seal ring), and once tightish, you stop wrenching.....sealant might allow you therefore to tighten the item sufficiently.

If it won't tighten sufficiently with sealant then yes, a heli coil would be the 'correct' repair, as I said.

At least that side of the engine is easier to get at, so a heli coil (or similar) shouldn't be a problem.

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