1981 oil temperature sender



1981 oil temperature sender

Postby rlphvac » September 11th, 2010, 3:18 am

my 81 has a oil temperature guage instead of the clock I cant find one at a good price $170 is way too much in my opinion any ideas for aftermarcket or other options
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Re: 1981 oil temperature sender

Postby grumpyvette » September 11th, 2010, 9:16 am

IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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Re: 1981 oil temperature sender

Postby rlphvac » September 11th, 2010, 10:47 am

sorry grumpy I need the oil temperature sender not the clock
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Re: 1981 oil temperature sender

Postby grumpyvette » September 11th, 2010, 11:00 am

rlphvac wrote:sorry grumpy I need the oil temperature sender not the clock


OK, sorry for the miss understanding, lets be clear do you need the gauge or the sensor???

Willcox Corvette posted this info


http://willcoxcorvette.com/instructions ... sed_R3.pdf

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c3-gene ... lease.html

The oil temp gauge was an option on the 1980-1982 cars. This usually took the place of the clock when the digital clock moved to the radio!

How to wire it up and it's pretty simple.. Power, Ground and Ohms wire from the sending unit.

On the 80-82 cars, this was a separate connection in the harness and not part of the printed circuit. The printed circuit was different on cars equipped with this option but all you need to do is make a slight mod to the printed circuit to get the clock power leg out of the way. I think the tape over the old one will work, but I'd look for something a bit more assuring. The clock wire is hot all the time so maybe a laminate to cover it or something glued might be a long haul way.

Here is a picture I did a while back. This might help you too..
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IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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Re: 1981 oil temperature sender

Postby rlphvac » September 11th, 2010, 11:18 am

thanks grumpy exactly what I needed as always you came through I will have a few more questions on this but rite now I have my harley in a million pieces & have a 1 track mind :lol:
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Re: 1981 oil temperature sender

Postby rlphvac » September 11th, 2010, 5:36 pm

I need to find the oil temperature sender
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Re: 1981 oil temperature sender

Postby grumpyvette » September 11th, 2010, 6:56 pm

IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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