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 Post subject: Are Oil Pressure senders from EB the same as EL?
Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:07 pm 
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I recently tried to buy a oil pressure sender for my EB 5L. Ford don't sell them anymore, so I had to go aftermarket. When I spoke to the sales guy at the spare parts shop, the aftermarket was the same for EB's to EL's. I purchased an EL one and put it in. What a pain in the a*** job!!! Now my oil pressuer reads on the cluster, but very low. The first bar. Is it because of the sender or could it be the gauge on the dash?
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 Post subject: Re: Are Oil Pressure senders from EB the same as EL?
Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:28 am 
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Get an old style oil pressure guage ( capillary type ), fit it and see what the pressure is....thats the only way you'll know for sure.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Are Oil Pressure senders from EB the same as EL?
Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:34 pm 
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Yes they are different.
Well they are in 6's.
They give a different pressure reading.

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 12:38 am 
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Use one out of a EF-EL 6cyl and screw it into the brass extension bit. They are different.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Are Oil Pressure senders from EB the same as EL?
Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:35 pm 
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To give some quantified information, the EB oil pressure gauge is 28 Ohms at low pressure and 180 Ohms at high pressure.

EF/EL are 0 Ohms (dead short) at low pressure, and 80 Ohms at high pressure so they wont work for you. Your gauge reads low because of this. A test. Say for example your oil pressure is normally 75% of gauge. 75% of 80 Ohms = 60 Ohms. 60 Ohms is 21% of your proper senser so your gauge would be reading 21% of scale (near the bottom).

I think the VDO 360.013 is the unit you are after.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Are Oil Pressure senders from EB the same as EL?
Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:40 pm 
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raiki wrote:
To give some quantified information, the EB oil pressure gauge is 28 Ohms at low pressure and 180 Ohms at high pressure.

EF/EL are 0 Ohms (dead short) at low pressure, and 80 Ohms at high pressure so they wont work for you. Your gauge reads low because of this. A test. Say for example your oil pressure is normally 75% of gauge. 75% of 80 Ohms = 60 Ohms. 60 Ohms is 21% of your proper senser so your gauge would be reading 21% of scale (near the bottom).

I think the VDO 360.013 is the unit you are after.


awesome post....good info....rather than the usual "i think" crap most people post

 

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