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Alternate Oil Pressure Sensor Install Location at rear of cylinder head -2007 GT

Everyone seems to mount their autometer oil pressure gauge sensor near the factory location by the oil filter with a T, but I already had a T their for my turbo kit as that is where my turbo gets it's oil. So when I recently installed my oil pressure gauge I wanted a different location that is not so tight. I saw autometer mentioned another location on the drivers side near the back of the engine from the topside, at the rear of the cylinder head. Sure enough, you just remove the plug with an allen wrench, and add one fitting from your local harware store (get a 3/8" npt "brass 90 degree street elbow" and use autometer reducer that came with the gauge), and presto...done! See my pic of the sensor installed (taken from under the hood). A small mechanics mirror is helpful to use to see the port. Also don't forget to use teflon tape. You will need to install just the street elbow into the motor by itself, then it is best to install autometer's included adapter to the sensor, and then screw in the sensor to the 90 elbow.

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Here's a pic of my new Cobalt gauges I just finished installing.

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Interior looks NICE. I love how you have the guage cluster matching the color of the guage pods.

My theroy is if you want to do something good, might as well make it look good to.
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As I intend to add Autometer gauges in my 2005 Mustang, I found your thread very interesting and as I would like to put the oil sensor at the rear of the cylinder head, can you tell me the exact size of the allen wrench used to remove the 3/8 plug ? Thanks for your help !!!

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Here's a pic of my new Cobalt gauges I just finished installing.
Looks just like my Cobalt gauges!

I like the mounting location for the oil pres sensor. I may move mine to that location.

Do you have a water temp guage by chance, and if you do, where did you put the temp sensor, and what does it typically read?
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That is a good option but remember that readings will be lower than in the other location.

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Looks like a good option with the Cobalt set. I used Nexus and have had nothing but problems with them.

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