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post #3166 of 3175 (permalink) Old 08-24-2019, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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Spent 12 hours working on MY cars for a change. With help from Richard and Skip I got the cars cleaned up from the trip to Gunnison and pulled the cowl. Then I pulled the oil pressure switch and after four attempts got the banjo adapter installed and not leaking oil. The aluminum seals didn't! I ended up getting fiber drain plug seals and reaming them out slightly with my Moto tool. Worked well. Tightened everything down and hooked up the gauge. Works now!

Richard drank coffee and soldered for ten hours cleaning up the show wiring and switches. What a great guy! Now everything works again!

Great day
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More detail on my oil pressure sending unit adventure.

I am happy to report that Murphy is alive and well

I decided to move the oil pressure sending unit from the oil filter area to T off the factory oil pressure switch location. I found an Aussie site that sells what is essentially a giant banjo bolt for this purpose. That is the good news.

In order to access the factory switch I had to remove the cowl and even then getting at the location was not easy. Too much crap in the way and too narrow to get my hands in there.

My first challenge was my deep socket was not deep enough. A trip to Autozone and I had a DEEP socket that worked. Got the factory switch out and assembled the fitting that tapped off for the new oil pressure sending unit. Its a bolt that mates with the block on one end, accepts the oil pressure switch so its drilled out in the center, and has a hole in the side. Then an aluminum seal goes onto the bolt followed by the hollow tap and another seal on the bottom. This all then needs to be inserted into the hole that you cant reach without the bottom seal falling off.

I paid so much attention to the bottom seal that I failed to notice that the top seal had fallen off the mounting shoulder and was askew.

Torqued everything down, installed the factory switch and fired her up. It puked out high pressure oil all over the motor. Cloud of smoke.

Pulled the thing apart, inspected the upper seal and it was creased and deformed allowing the oil to leak.

Had a spare seal, installed it and tried again. Same result. More smoke.

Went to Autozone again. Found several fiber pan plug gaskets that looked like they would work. Took them home and after opening up the center hole a bit they did fit.

Reinstalled everything and have "smoke" tested it several times. Its not leaking. I am optimistic that this may be the permanent fix!

Time will tell

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Spent Friday detailing the Taco with help from Skip. Foam cannon wash, blow dry, then ceramic treatment. Followed by interior detail.

Ran Punisher and hopefully burned off the last of the oil from the oil pressure relocation work

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Saturday was a trip to visit the kids then spent the rest of the day cleaning up the garage following the garage door replacement fun and festivities

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Sunday spent the morning detailing the BIG truck, clay bar and ceramic treatment for the front end. Getting ready for winter

Spent the rest of the day cutting holes in the Taco front fender. Installed the Desert Air Intake. It always looks easier on YT!

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Monday was the last day of off time. Thank goodness! I'm running out of energy

Installed the software I received from Ken Kelly, hooked up my LS1Edit cable to the PunisheR and copied the tune. Then I installed an updated tune he sent me a couple of weeks ago. He said he thinks he may have solved the problem with the cruise control not working. He said that one of the data fields in the tune has the wrong sign. The updated tune fixes that.

The good news is the cable worked, I was able to connect and copy the existing tune just fine. And the new tune loaded AND the car starts and runs LOL. More to come.
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Took Punisher out for a freeway test run. Good news it's running great. The oil soaking the header wrap is now burned off. No more burning oil odor or smoke. And no leaks!

Unfortunately the cruise still does not function

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The" Airborne Shuffle"....remember singin'that (over 50 yrs ago) God, It never changes !
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