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    Oil gauge pipe protection

    Ok, so back to an old subject. I would like to insulate the plastic pipe from the heat from the engine, does any one have a suggestions (other than using a copper pipe) how i can do this please.
    Cheers Mike

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    I took a piece of old flexible fuel pipe, slit it lengthwise and eased it over the plastic line as a heatshield. Seems to do the job.
    Dick

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      #3
      I left mine uninsulated, it’s been fine for 9 years and 20k miles.
      Nigel

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        #4
        Mine isn't insulated, perfectly good after 5 years, 50,000 miles....
        Richard
        Mabel is a white ‘72 Mk2, TV8, ZF 4HP-22 auto.

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          #5
          Mine neither. 12 years and 41,000 miles......

          I guess that will be three of us with melted pipes and massive oil leaks any day now then.......
          Dave
          1974 Mk2, ZF Auto, 3.45 Diff, Datsun Driveshafts. Stag owner/maintainer since 1989.

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            #6
            4 😂

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              #7
              Well that's interesting. Did you Have any difficulty fitting the T piece and original sender unit guys ?
              Mike

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                #8
                Originally posted by Lemp1953 View Post
                Well that's interesting. Did you Have any difficulty fitting the T piece and original sender unit guys ?
                Mike
                No it wasn’t too bad. Be careful not to over tighten the Tee adapter into the oil transfer housing as it can crack easily due to the tapered thread.

                Nigel

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                  #9
                  Copy that.

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                    #10
                    I took the oil transfer housing off to fit the T piece and pipe. That bit was easy getting it back on and ensuring the seals were in place not easy. Wouldn’t recommend it !
                    1973 Tahiti Blue TV8

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Lemp1953 View Post
                      Copy that.
                      I took a different route. I fitted the pipe directly to the oil pressure transducer taping and then fitted the T much higher up for the oil pressure transducer (oil light) and gauge. The advantage was I didn't disturb what was there and also it makes working on the T much easier in the future... Works fine...

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                        #12
                        Hi Guys, My uninsulated plastic oil pipe has been fitted for over 20yrs with out any problems.
                        Cheers Ian A

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Lemp1953 View Post
                          Well that's interesting. Did you Have any difficulty fitting the T piece and original sender unit guys ?
                          Mike
                          Didn't use the T-piece - after all, I now have a pressure gauge, I don't need a tell-tale lamp as well!
                          Richard
                          Mabel is a white ‘72 Mk2, TV8, ZF 4HP-22 auto.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by AndyG View Post
                            I took the oil transfer housing off to fit the T piece and pipe. That bit was easy getting it back on and ensuring the seals were in place not easy. Wouldnât recommend it !
                            I "tacked welded" the O rings in place with some polyeurathane sealant applied sparingly. Worked a treat.

                            I also have the "bare" plastic pipe to the gauge, although protected where it runs through the bulkhead with some split loom covering stuff. Seems fine, no signs of heat degradation, have looked often enough to be sure.
                            Header tanks - you can't beat a bit of bling.

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                              #15
                              My Stag really didn’t seem to need it but due to a previous experience with oil, on fire dripping to a pool on the floor which was also in flames I did provide some protection! That was a plastic oil pressure gauge pipe that was laying on a turbo outlet - yeah that’s not going to happen but once bitten!

                              Having access to some left over MGB stuff I used an adaptor from a TR block, to a short piece (8”?) of metal braided hose from an MGB on to an MGB adaptor. That got me inside the footwell where it’s plastic pipe from there

                              Terry
                              Last edited by trunt; 8 April 2021, 23:11.
                              Terry Hunt, Wilmington Delaware

                              www.terryhunt.co.uk

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