View Full Version : Oil Temp sending unit

05-16-2004, 12:23 PM
Short quick and to the point:
Is it better to put the sending unit before the oil cooler or after? and Why?

m glassburner
05-16-2004, 02:11 PM
I have ours in the oil pan.

chuck baader
05-16-2004, 02:16 PM
Before, because I like to know the oil temp coming out of the bearings (same as in pan)

Chuck Baader
E30 ITA under construction
Alabama Region Divisional Registrar

Richy Gonzalez
05-16-2004, 03:50 PM
Oil pan would be your most accurate reading.

Bill Miller
05-16-2004, 04:25 PM
I agree w/ the others. I want to see how hot the oil actually gets.

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05-16-2004, 09:13 PM
In the oil pan, and in your specific car's case, on the driver's side. The exhaust is too close to the pan on an Opel, and gives a false reading.


05-16-2004, 10:11 PM